The Majhi and Bodgaun Medical Centre
‘Jay Nepal’ is an action-based humanitarian group that is officially registered as an NGO in Nepal and Italy. After the devastating 2015 earthquake, Jay Nepal began its working, focusing on posting-earthquake response, relief and recovery in communities across Nepal.
Jay Nepal’s most recent project is the construction of a new medical centre in Bodgaun, Nepal. Bodgaun, home to the Majhi people, suffered extensive damage after the earthquake. The NGO started it’s work there by demolishing ruins and building shelters. However, this soon shifted to renovating damaged water pipelines, providing medical assistance, creating educational tools to further the village’s development, as well as self sustaining capability projects.
The Majhi, one of Nepal’s indigenous groups, are considered one of the poorest and most marginalised communities in Nepal. Traditionally boatmen and fisherman, today the Majhi lifestyle has been completely altered due to developmental activities such as gravel and sediment mining on the riverbeds within the region.