Introduction

Introduction

The NIALP – Intercultural Association Lisboa, Portugal, constituted mainly by social leaders of Nepalese community living in Portugal who decided to address cultural, social, legal, health and education in order to integration into the Portuguese Community in Portugal. Furthermore, the NIALP contribute to securing the human rights of migrants, including the rights to be treated with dignity and respect for their humanity, to be provided with adequate food, shelter, work, education and health care.

  • Immigrants have been facing many social problems such as, communication (language), social, mental, employment, education and housing.
  • Majority of our population consist of low socio-economic status, non-skilled and drop out from the universities and lack of professional skills and courses.
  • Responsible for economic support of their family in home country
  • Interested to integration into the Portuguese community
  • Numbers of family members are increasing in trend
  • Large number of people involved non skilled jobs which leads long working hours and low pay status.

Characteristics

  • Immigrant association
  • Social organization
  • Non-profit organization
  • Non-Political organization
  • Non-religious organization

Goal

To establish an ideal community by promoting cultural preservation, support and educate through a unique approach to cultural advocacy, social support, and fully integration into the Portuguese Community”

Objectives

  • To promote and support all Nepali and South Asian cultures, religions and practices among the Nepalese community living in Portugal
  • To help for social integration into the Portuguese community
  • To support social, health and education needs of the Nepalese community living in Portugal
  • To establish network with locals, nationals and international organizations
  • To promote an understanding of and respect for diversity, multiculturalism and equity issues

Activities

  • Organise Cultural, social and religious events and activities
  • Organise Portuguese language class
  • Organise Nepali language class
  • Promotes local job oriented skilled based training
  • Provide health education and coordinate with local health centres and hospitals
  • Coordinate with all education institutional based on community needs
  • Provide all types of legal support
  • Create kinder garden and day care centre
  • Promote Nepali Products
  • Promote Nepali Tourism activities
  • Promote Portuguese language and Cultural in Nepal
  • Create strong net work with local councils, city hall, Municipalities Finance office, SEF, Social Security, IPPF, schools, Universities, IEFP, CNAI, Research Institutions, Cultural and Social Organizations

Proposed Activities

  • Organise Cultural, social and religious events and activities
  • Organise Portuguese language class
  • Organise Nepali language class
  • Promotes local job oriented skilled based training
  • Provide health education and coordinate with local health centres and hospitals
  • Coordinate with all education institutional based on community needs
  • Provide all types of legal support
  • Create kinder garden and day care centre
  • Promote Nepali Products
  • Promote Nepali Tourism activities
  • Promote Portuguese language and Cultural in Nepal
  • Create strong net work with local councils, city hall, Municipalities Finance office, SEF, Social Security, IPPF, schools, Universities, IEFP, ACM, Research Institutions, Cultural and Social Organizations

Core Values

Integrity

  • We will always strive for the highest level of integrity in our dealings with our community and all stakeholders.
  • We review each case before us on its own merit and reach decisions that are based on the law and facts.

Respect

  • We will demonstrate respect in all of our actions.
  • We will ensure that everyone we affect will be treated with dignity and courtesy regardless of the outcome of their case.
  • We will model this principle in all of our activities with each other, our community.
  • Through our actions, NPIF will become known as an example of respect, dignity, and courtesy.

Innovation

  • As we meet the challenges to come and will strive to find the most effective means to accomplish our goals.
  • We will use innovation, resourcefulness, creativity, and sound management principles to strive for world-class results.
  • We will approach every challenge with a balance of enthusiasm and wisdom in our effort to fulfil our goal.