With their increasing understanding of the complex issues involved in effective aid, volunteering and in children's homes and institutional living Project Didi decided to form, Project Didi Australia. They decided to focus on programs for exploited, abused and at-risk women and girls and to work with established and proven organisations in Nepal.
Project Didi Australia was registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) in 2014.
They chose Didi which means older sister in Nepali and is both an affectionate and respectful term. It reflects their belief that women can best direct their own change when given the resources. Theirs is intentionally a collaborative and supportive role, working with partners in Nepal.
They've grown and developed in our few short years but remain targeted and effective. As we've understood the complex needs of trauma victims and the value of a family upbringing, we've broadened our original focus from education to holistic support and family reintegration and home care.
It's an enormously rewarding journey, meeting and working with amazing people, watching women and girls grow, strengthen, achieve, and succeed. We feel privileged to be involved.