Visit to Neelkanth Senior Secondary School, Uttargaya, Rasuwa : 30th November
In this program more than 150 students have participated from class 5 to 8. Basically, the program was for gender sensitization, equal rights for girls, their marriage after a minimum of 20 years and importance of good girl education. SWD President Sunil Jaglan, Founder of NIF Bikram Shrestha made an impressive interaction with school students and teachers. Bikram Shrestha, Founder NIF and Arti Nepal, President WEAN also spoke about Girl Empowerment through Internet but cautioned to use it judiciously and not get caught into undesirable & time wasting activities. Some of the school girls were informed about different treatment given to girls at home than given to the boys.
Teachers from Neelkhanth Senior Secondary School assured that they will conduct regular gender sensitization classes in school, with parents and community.

Visit to Bohre, Kavreplanchok Satmul Secondary School 1st December:

In this program more than 200 students have participated from class 5 to 10. Basically the program was for disparity between girls and boys in the community, their legal rights, early girl marriage due to several reasons including poverty, lack of girl education, misuse and exposure to undesirable social media by girls and boys, pressure of household work on girl child etc. President of NIF Bikram Shrestha talked about Girl Empowerment through the Internet. He also provided internet at the school in Bohre where girls and other community members could use the internet for education and various useful purposes.
The school Principal and teachers assured that they will make a WhatsApp group of girls, teachers and community and regularly interact and share information & news to encourage gender equality and protect the legal rights of girls and women especially of marriage age, property rights, education, health, social recognition and protection. A complaint and grievance mechanism would be strengthened at the local community level, at Namobuddha Municipality and higher levels.


Uttargaya Community Network:

Uttargaya Rural Municipality of Rassuwa district is one of the most affected districts in the April 2015 Earthquake. Many lives and houses were destroyed in that earthquake. 
Because of the project more than 200 hundred households and 600 hundred people directly benefited from Laharepauwa . Now students are able to study online classes and they are connected to the world through Internet service. People of the community are able to connect through social media and also promote their business on social media platforms.

This project has been a milestone for the students of Uttargaya. In the Covid pandemic school and colleges remain closed students of Uttargaya are not able to take the online classes due to lack of Internet service. Computer and 10/10 Mbps Internet service provided by Nepal Internet Foundation with the help of Internet Society helps students in their education.

Even years after the devastating Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal, its unclear how many people are still uprooted? The estimated number of Nepalis internally displaced by the earthquake range from 800,000 to 3.7 million. Among them are families that have been relocated to the village of Laharepauwa, a hilly and remote area near the Nepal-China border. They are living in makeshift corrugated tin shelters with poor access to infrastructure and essential services, including connectivity. Many young men from the village have been forced to migrate to cities or abroad for work, leaving their families behind
Laharepauwa village is located in Ward No. 5 of Uttargaya Rural Municipality. Up until November 2021, the 600 villagers had limited Internet access. They were struggling to get essential information, communicate with loved ones, and access basic services—setbacks that have been especially challenging since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But a community network was established with support from the Nepal Internet Foundation and the Internet Society changed that. 
This community network initiative was led by Bikram Shrestha, founder and president of Nepal Internet Foundation. He’s been instrumental in establishing and steering the Internet Society Nepal Chapter over the past 15 years. With a Beyond the Net grant the chapter received from the Internet Society Foundation.

Outcome of the Project

While the Nepal Internet Foundation Uttargaya project has been operating only a short time, it is already possible to access and evaluate some of the outcome of the project. It includes the utilization of free wi-fi for education and talking to the members who are far away. Students get to learn something new from the computer we provided with e-learning material. This section
Evaluate outcomes from the Nepal Internet Foundation Uttargaya Project, providing data on Internet users and information on revenue streams.

3.1 Social Impact and Usage Characteristics:

  With the growth of the internet villagers have created some social phenomena like providing effective communication like free calls and news. It improves educational growth to the student and also improves business interactions and transactions, saving on vital time.

3.1.1 User Demographics:

        Demographic information collected on the users included education, income source and occupation. The information shows 5% of the users are primary level, 35% of users are lower secondary users, 40% of the users are secondary and 20% are of high school.

Education level
Lower Secondary
High School
Table 7 Educational level of users

Source of income
Other countries20%

From the information provided by villagers 45% of people are engaged in agriculture 1% are engaged in service 1% engage in business 31% labor 20% are in different countries and 2% are engage in other profession like carpenter.

Chart 1 Reason for Internet Users
Chart 1 Reason for Internet Users

Positive Impact of internet on the society:

  • It provides effective communication using emailing and instant messaging services to any part of the world.
  • It improves business interactions and transactions, saving vital time.
  • Banking and shopping online have made life less complicated.
  • You can access the latest news from any part of the world without depending on the TV or newspaper.
  • Education has received a huge boost as uncountable books and journals are available online from libraries across the world. This has made research easier. Students can now opt for online courses using the internet.
  • Application for jobs has also become easier as most vacancies are advertised online with online applications becoming the norm.