Social Action Projects

Merging NepSocs is the beacon of hope for young generations who believe in action-oriented outcomes. One of the main principles of Merging NepSocs is involving younger generations to Social Action Projects and delegating the social responsibility towards community and beyond. Social Actions Projects are necessary to understand the issue that are very important to address, find the potential solutions and take actions to create positive change on the issue. It is carried out for the good of others.

Merging NepSocs has been involved in range of Social Action Projects in past and it’s evolving according to the need. Merging NepSocs has been successful in carrying out four different types of Social Action. There are as follows:

Deusi Bhailo

Deusi Bhailo is the traditional ways of having fun by visiting to other house with group of friends and showcase the talents, share the love, give the blessing to the owners and make memorable moment with lots of laughter. Deusi Bhailo is played during the festival of Tihar in Nepal. Merging NepSocs organised Deusi Bhailo event in 3 different regions of the UK i.e West Midlands, East Midlands and London. More than 100 students and young professionals gathered to visit different houses to play Deusi Bhailo in 2018 & 2019. Excitements of dancing and singing were off the roof. It was played for 5 day straight. Most of the students gathered to play were new and teaching this tradition of Deusi Bhailo was our way to teaching our culture and traditions to new generations.

Buddha Jayanti

Buddha Jayanti is the event organised annually to celebrate the birthdate of Buddha. The event is aimed to spread the awareness of the birthplace of Buddha and promoting tourism in Nepal. Buddha was born as Prince Siddhartha Gautama in 623BC in Shakya Kingdom of Kapilvastu which lies in present-day Kapilvastu district, Lumbini zone of Nepal; a province at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains in the Terai plains of southern Nepal. It is one of the four holy pilgrimage sites for 488 million Buddhists worldwide.

More than 400,000 travellers visit the sacred site each year. Around 40,000 British nationals visit Nepal annually. The event was organised in Trafalgar Square, London by Buddha Foundation UK in support of the Embassy of Nepal, UK. Merging NepSocs contributed in the event as volunteers and it was our value rational social actions by helping to coordinate and raise awareness distributing flyers and interacting with crowds.

Interactive Q&A session with the public figure

Covid- 19 Initiative

Merging NepSocs officially launched ''FREE HELPLINE'' to support international students from Nepal. This applied to Nepalese students enrolled in any educational institutional in the UK. During the difficult time of Coronavirus outbreak, we understood that students were concerned not only about their university courses but also about their stay and well-being. Therefore, we encouraged all international students from Nepal to get in touch with us. The helpline was run by the MENTORING SCHEME Panel at Merging NepSocs.

The current COVID-19 pandemic has left many Nepali international students in need of urgent help. Given that these students are living away from family and may have limited financial support, these students required help with accommodation, food, and advice - especially those who have arrived in the last three months. Merging NepSocs had been nominated by the Government of Nepal and the Embassy of Nepal for the UK as the organization to help International Students in the UK.

Ever since the effect of the Pandemic started in the UK, Merging NepSocs has been supporting international students through our helpline. We have, so far, received over 370 pleas for help and the number is going up every day. We spend an hour with each student to identify their problems and categories in RED, AMBER, and GREEN. We provide help with information, advice, food, and funds.

Merging Nepsocs have been able to provide help in the following ways:

  1. Provided funds to students falling in RED categories.
  2. Contacted students to identify what the issues are and how to find suitable resolutions
  3. Offered appropriate medical advice for students with mental or physical health concerns
  4. Sent letters to the management of the universities to reduce or refund fees
  5. Collated and circulated information pack on hardship funds available in nearly 40 universities
  6. Provided template letters to request.
    1. Hardship funds
    2. Reduction or refund of fees
    3. Defer entry to enroll fresh again in 2021
    4. Run workshops to teach the students about using these templates to get the available funds and give details of using other services such as GP, NI, student union, etc.