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Ongoing Projects

Empowerment of women in difficult circumstances

Dignity project has been in operation at four wards (Bhimphedi, Kogate and Ipa-Panchakanya) of Makwanpur district for last three years to empower women and minimize the trafficking at all forms.

This project needs to be extended for next two year to complete project cycle and ensure its sustainability. Therefore this proposal is a concept of how the extension is planned and it also shares the projection of new VDCs expansion to carry out e-WDC interventions through e-WDCe.

The three new VDCs (Bhimphedi, Kogate, Ipa Panchakanya) has been proposed for expansion for next three years, which will start from the year July 2017/18 after conducting baseline community survey.

The e-WDCe expansion will intervene to response on issues like human trafficking and safe migration, women empowerment, livelihood, community education and child/adolescent development by mobilizing women groups, adolescent girls group, child club, and schools in coordination with government and likeminded organizations.

Based on our learning and experience in anti human trafficking program in the Makwanpur district, the empowerment of women is very essential for protection, prevention and prosecution from human trafficking. So besides taking care of economical improvement, policy implementation, women empowerment is most important to act against human trafficking. If women have access to resources, they are considered in decision making process in family and in community and given their right at fullest, will contribute to minimize trafficking cases in their respective community.

For last 8 years, SCN have been working on minimizing trafficking and women empowerment in various part of Makwanpur district. At present empowerment of Women in Difficult Circumstances (e-WDC) project is in operation at 4 VDCs, Aambhanjhyang, Sukaura, Harnamadi and Makwanpurgadhi. This project has completed its first phase of 3 years and now planning to make and extension of two more years to complete the project cycle at same VDCs and with same beneficiaries. Along with an extension of existing e-WDC for two years, SCN has planned to execute an expansion of e-WDCe in 4 new neighbouring VDCs, which are Ipa Panchkanya, Bhimphedi, Kogate and Budichour (Campaign/Event base).

  • 7780 men, women and youths aware on trafficking issues.

Project Duration: 17th July 2016- 16th July, 2021

Project Goal:

Promote safe migration, minimize human trafficking and empower women and girls.

Project Outcomes:

  • Improve awareness and sensitization on human trafficking, its consequences and safe migration.
  • Strengthen processes that promote social and economical development of women and create an environment for social change.
  • Develop sustainable livelihood opportunity for the vulnerable and survivor's families.
  • Promote education to vulnerable students and mobilize schools to act against human trafficking.
  • Promote child and adolescent girls to enhance their involvement in social activities and personal qualities/behaviour.

Thematic Priorities:

  • Human Trafficking and Safe Migration
  • Women Empowerment
  • Income Generations and Livelihood
  • Community Education
  • Children and Adolescent Development

Making a difference in the lives of poor and needy

The project title "Souhardata", has been developed with the purpose of bringing harmony through just and lasting change into the lives of the people analysing the current country situation, in a time when the country is going through a speedy transition i.e. political, socio-economical, technical, legal, environmental and recovering from major earthquake of April 25, 2015. SCN in developing this project foresee its proactive role in continuing to design and manage projects based on its learning, partner with local government agencies/NGOs/CBOs, develop the organizational capacity, promote the use of ICT for development, and introduce appropriate technologies, initiating legal educations, and advocate. The ultimate aim would be to reducing poverty, continue to transform the lives and empowerment, strengthen the link for advocacy through social media, foster social justice, strived for dignity and enabling harmony. The activities are formulated based on the real needs of the communities and shall be carried out with appropriate approaches that will bring sustainable tangible transformation in the lives of the vulnerable communities that are hoping for transformation to happen.

This project proposed to serve 1,542 households and 8,437 population of Samundratar (852 HH and 4,737 populations) and Rautbesi (690 HH and 3,700 populations) of Dupcheswor Rural Municipality (RM) of Nuwakot district, Province 3 by transforming the lives of community with special consideration to the most vulnerable families in the community.

The goal of the project is to bring about community transformation with broad objectives to: a) Increase socio-economic status through improved agriculture practices, livestock and micro-enterprises; b) Create access to resources and decision making process through mobilisation of Self-Help Groups. c) Promote youths to minimize Trafficking, Exploitation and Slavery (TES) and gender based discrimination d) Strengthen the capacity of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for Institutionalisation.

Project Goal:

Bring about tangible transformation in the lives of an estimated 6,481 populations (Direct 1,751) of Samundratar and Rautbesi of Dupcheswor Rural Municipality (RM) of Nuwakot district by 2020.

Purpose(s)/Outcome(s):

  • Increase socio-economic status through improved agriculture practices, livestock and micro-enterprises
  • Create access to resources and decision making process through mobilisation of SHGs,
  • Minimize Trafficking, Exploitation and Slavery (TES) and gender based discrimination
  • Strengthen the capacity of Community Based Organizations (CBOs) for Institutionalisation.

Thematic Priorities:

  • Agriculture and Micro Entrepreneurship Development
  • Empowerment and Advocacy
  • Social Justice and Harmony
  • Organizational Capacity Strengthening

Restoring Smile and Giving Hope

The project title Asha, which mean hope in Nepali and Sanskrit has been choose with the purpose of bringing hope into the lives of the people analysing the current country situation, in a time when the country is going through a speedy transition i.e. political, socio-economical, technical, legal, environmental and recovering from major earthquake of April 25, 2015. SCN in developing this concept foresee its proactive role in continuing to design and manage projects based on its learning, partner with local government agencies/NGOs/CBOs, develop the organizational capacity, promote the use of ICT for development, and introduce appropriate technologies, initiating legal educations, and advocate. The ultimate aim would be to reducing poverty, continue to transform the lives and empowerment, strengthen the link for advocacy through social media, foster social justice, strive for dignity and increase hope.

The proposed activities will be implemented through various groups and SCN staffs will facilitate the process so that the skills and knowledge of community will be developed and ensure the sustainability of the activities with the optimum mobilisation of local resources.

Project Duration: 16th July, 2017 – 15th July, 2020

Overall Goal:

Bring about transformation in the lives of an estimated 720 household of Dadakharka in Kailash Rural Municipality of Makwanpur District by 2020.

Immediate Objectives

  • Creating a progressive and prosperous community for just and lasting change.
  • eveloping vibrant communities for social justice and harmony
  • Capacity enhancement and organisation development

Thematic Priorities:

  • Income Generations and Livelihood
  • Social Justice and Harmony
  • rganizational Development

We learn, We share and We grow together

Community Development Management (CDM) course was implemented through TPTC project to enhance the value based knowledge of development practitioners. The pioneer 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th batches of CDM were successfully completed. The fifth batch participants are having online learning after successfully completing 5 weeks residential course.

Based on the learning, need and demand for different categories of staff working in the field of community development from within the country and outside. SCN have decided to design and run the course in three modules to meet the individual and organizational need of capacity development.

The CDM course would be designed as Diploma, Basic, and Development Learning Exposure with specific needs to address the needs of the various levels of participants.

These modules will equip the development practitioners with adequate knowledge and skill in community development and give them theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills to enhance their professional competence for effective implementation of the community development program. Preferably participants working in remote areas of the country will benefit from this program with special reference to women.

Project Duration: Mid July 2016 – Mid July 2019

Goal:

Develop value based community development professions to enhance the organisational capacity to better serve the communities

Purpose:

The participants will:
  • Have acquired community development concepts, skills, approaches, principles and applied to better serve the communities
  • Be better equipped as community development professionals
  • Have identified and exhibit attitudes that recognised and appreciated communities and community dynamics
  • Be equipped with professionals' skills to design and manage projects effectively and efficiently by the year 2019.

Thematic Priorities:

  • Capacity Development