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  • Announcement- Basic Course
    September 09, 2016
    Announcement- Basic Course on Community Development Management

  • Life Skills Training
    August 12, 2016
    Successfully completed three days Life Skills Training at Transformation Center, Badegaon from August 9-11, 2016

  • 20th Aniversary celebration
    December 27, 2013
    Share and Care Nepal "20th Aniversary" & "The Journey of Hope" celebration on 15 January 2014 (1st Magh 2070) @ Transformation Development Center, Badegaon

  • CBHDP Project Impact Evaluation
    August 29, 2013
    Successfully completed six years CBHDP Project Impact Evaluation at Haibung, Sindukot, Bhotechour, Baluwapati & Suntole VDCs of Sindupalchowk, Kavrepalanchowk and Kathmandu Districts on July 2013

Transformation Stories

Prakash develops himself as a model farmer
Prakash Thapa is 27 years old resident of Kukhure village-8 Mahakali Village Development Committee. He has four family members including his parents, wife and son. The main occupation of his family is agriculture and livestock. Prakash stayed in city Kathmandu and works in marketing for few years. Later he is not satisfied with his job so decided to go back home and support family in agriculture.

Principle and Approaches

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Principle and Approaches :

SCN will work with existing groups or/and formation of self help groups (SHG) and mobilize them for their own transformation, addressing their own immediate priority needs and take charge of their futures.  SCN will use work alongside the groups by organizing, strengthening and uniting them in the SHGs for their social, economical and cultural transformation using the Seven Step Model to initiate any actions and momentum that will self correct and grow year by year. To complete the cycle of 7 steps model SCN will design all its programs in the framework of 6 years. The model steps to follow are:

 

Step 1:  Group Formation and Reformation:Create and then recreate self help group and carefully build good rapport, interpersonal relationship and its capacity.

 

Step 2: Identify past success: Identify past success, achievements and publicize them to raise awareness of what works, and has worked, in the community. Development grows from successes, and what people do best is the most likely basis for success in the future. On its own a community may not recognize what their successes really are.

 

Step 3: Study success elsewhere:  Initiate groups members to visit other communities that seem to be ahead of your community. Find option that worked for other people, and then adopt the good ideas to your own situation.

 

Step 4: Self evaluation:Gather information on resources for addressing specific strength weakness, opportunity and risk to evaluate groups and their status.

 

Step 5: Effective decision making:Announce a problem solving meeting and encourage wide participations. Discuss cause of problems and explorer alternatives. As people agree on priority draw up a work plan that assigns jobs and functions to all.

 

Step 6: Take action:Take action on at least one achievable agreed on priority. Seek issues that have the greatest emotional appeal in the community. Involve as many people in the community as possible. Start activities and delegate tasks with greater participation of the people in greatest need (women and poor).

 

Step 7: Monitor plan and achievement: Involve people in monitoring activities to make correction. Don’t hesitate to admit errors and to adjust action accordingly. Try options, adopt them, and keep improving. The basis of monitoring is four criteria to ensure the growth, success and impact of groups.

 

A.     Three Principles dimension:

 

SCN through its learning have seen that the three actors i.e. (government, community and experts (Empower/Mentor/NGO) principles produces synergistically in the development effort when combined and functioning simultaneously, therefore the principle of three dimension shall be promoted and incorporated in the program components

 

Principle 1: Forming and 3 way partnership of community members, officials and expert:

 

Community energy seldom mobilizes by itself. Communities need help from officials (Government), who can adjust policies and regulations to facilitate cooperation among factions and channel external resources. Communities also need help from exports (NGO) who can build capacity by training, introduce new ideas, and help monitor change.

 

There are tension between top down and bottom up. The government officials’ wants community to follow but community blame officials for not doing the works for themselves. In this situation the experts (Empower/Mentors) who brought to the process and understanding local casual relationship and knowledge of a wider range of options and outside in perspective is as essential as the bottom up and top down.

 

Principle 2: Basing action on locally specific data:

 

Find/define common objective(s) using data to bring all parties together into a forum. Lacking such data, participant will make decision on the basis of opinions. These tend to be most influenced by whoever talks most convincingly, by whoever holds more power at moment, or by information from more distant situations – which may or may not be relevant. But when action is driven by data and based on a clear assessment of priorities, decision making can transcend differences and point towards the most efficient path to change.

 

Principle 3: Using and community work plan to change collective behavior.

 

People can come together in partnership; they can agree on objective data; but to achieve lasting result they must change behavior together. While changing behavior for the community may start simply by gaining new skills, that imposition of power community leader, official, or experts-face more challenging requirements, changing their behavior to share power.

 

The approach has been called KAASC, K= Knowledge sharing, A=Awareness rising, A=Attitude changing, S=Skill gaining and C=Capacity strengthening is the highlight of the approaches. When people have knowledge s/he will have awareness as well. When the person is aware s/he should start to change the attitude. Once begin to change the attitude the people need skills to do something. Accordingly they need to strengthen their capacity as well.

 

B.      Four Criteria:

 

The other aspect that would be used in determined in the project design, implementation and SCN activities are that of the four streamlining criteria which are:

 

Criteria 1: Equity:Equity which shall be measured against progress and expectation of future relations. Equity to motivate people to act for what their communities can become. The perception of disparities lessening and a way by which the individual, families and communities come together to unite. Equity to rise, fire-up hope and bring out synergy to act together.

 

Criteria 2: Holism:Holism acknowledging the diversity in a community, while working to bring economic progress, improving health, advancing education, making a society more stimulating and inclusive, and protecting the environment. It is aimed towards engaging the community members engaged and fulfilling their immediate needs.

 

Criteria 3: Sustainability:Sustainability with the indicators of “everything is moving in smooth pace”, which shall be measured in the aspects of group dynamics, activities and results. The project results are represented in indicators that can be monitored and evaluated.

 

Criteria 4: Interdependence:Embedding the philosophy that sustainable development and equitable societies needs to be fostered interdependently. Intra and Inter community linkages, programs activities, and different sectors are strengthened and inter-linked.