Proposal to support repair and reconstruction of school in Mathurapati Phulbari Dapcha Kashikhanda Municipality in Kavre-palanchowk District

Background

Kavre Palanchowk Mathurapati Phulabari area of Dapcha Kashikhanda Municipality was one of the worst affected area in Nepal during the Earthquake in 2014. All of Mathurapati Phulabari area suffered damages.

The Mathurapati area has 2 schools and both of them have suffered serious damage during the earthquake. There has been small contribution from INGO’s, NGO’s and Government Agencies for minor repair and reconstruction of temporary classrooms and toilets in these schools. This proposal is to help repair and reconstruct the damaged secondary school in this Municipality  which is located in Buchakot.

School details

Name of the school     – Sri Jana Kalyan Secondary school, Mathurapati Phulbari,  Dapcha Kashikhanda Municipality, Kavre Palanchpk  (code 187) Baghmati zone

Classes                        – 1- 10th classes, 142 students

Principal                      – Ms. Laxmi Khanal Adhikari ( +977 9851157964)

Vice Principal              – Gobinda Prasad Sharma (+977 9841441747)

Proposal Of Women’s Empowerment Through Development Activities

Context:
Women Acting Together for Change (WATCH) has been implementing “Rural/Indigenous Women’s Leadership for Ecosystem Management” in Harkapur, Okhaldhunga and Devichaur, Lalitpur for the last two years. This project focuses on changing dependency and begging attitudes of women leaders to be self reliant or stand on own feet. As most of the projects for supporting the earthquake victims of 2015 focused on providing immediate welfare which was needed, and building temporary and permanent shelters which are mostly hardware related. WATCH proposed a project to change dependency mentality created by the welfare, to raise awareness about imminent disasters which are quite frequent in Nepal and help them to initiate some measures for preparedness, to raise awareness about own family resources and community resources and initiate their management for prosperity, This all have to be done by the organizing rural women’s groups and building their capabilities.
Achievements until Now
The project designed was for October 2015 to September 2017 but because of blockades, political upheavals, elections, etc. there were some problems in smooth implementation of the project, so a three months no-cost extension was requested and approved; so the project will be completed in December 31, 2017.

Proposal Of Rural/Indigenous Women’s Leadership for Ecosystem Management

Context:

The recent earthquakes in Nepal exposed a lot weaknesses in our system. The government was not ready for supporting and relieving people. Policies and regulations were not good enough to deal with such calamities. Donors and NGOs also did not have strategies to deal with such situations. Support started pouring in which created chaos, some people got more than needed and some have not received any. Those who were not affected but powerful got more benefit than others. As local governments’ election has not taken place for long just by government employees could not respond responsibly. The all parties’ mechanism was not effective and very partisan. Government also went on changing policies and rules creating more chaos which has not still stopped.

AIFO PROPOSAL of Organizing Earthquake Affected Rural/Indigenous Women For Livelihood Support

Context:

The 2015 earthquakes in Nepal exposed a lot of weaknesses in our system. The government was not ready for supporting and relieving people. Policies and regulations were not good enough to deal with such calamities. Donors and NGOs also did not have strategies to deal with such situations. Support started pouring in which created chaos, some people got more than needed and some have not received any. Those who were not affected but powerful got more benefit than others. As local governments’ election has not taken place for long just by government employees could not respond responsibly. The all parties’ mechanism was not effective and very partisan. Government also went on changing policies and rules creating more chaos which has not still stopped.

Proposal Of Support Disaster Victims of Nepal

Context

There is a hot discussion going on about the support issue. I think it will be easy to operate now. I visited Devichaur VDC in Lalitpur on May 1, 2015. In that VDC Burungchuli mainly settled by Tamangs about 60-65 households are destroyed needing support. They said they do not need food or water but temporary shelter. There we have two women’s groups which we can mobilize for support. In Tokalmath in the same VDC mainly settled by Tamang also about 75 households are demolished. They also requested the same support because food and other relief materials are being distributed there. Danuwar (poorest community there) Village and Dukuchhap mainy Tamang about 125 households are demolished. We could not visit them but got the info from the women’s groups federation who we can mobilize for support distribution. We met local MP who was roaming around there with people who were not affected. One organization came there to distribute relief. As there were many people so they announced that there were not enough materials everybody so they would distribute next day. But when people mostly poor and affected left the relief was distributed to those who were not affected.

Proposal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Accountability And Social Justice

Disaster is quite frequent in Nepal, The earthquakes in 2015, the floods of the Koshi, Seti, Bhote Koshi, Tamor. etc; fires in the forests, landslides, food shortages, health hazards, and so on. Responses to these seem to be different; for some it is time to show charity, for some it is time to involve their own people and organizations, for government it is time to collect donations and sit on them, etc. But people affected are suffering and being suffered. Even though charity pours in for the affected people but they are treated as beggars. Government machinaries rather than helping them alleviate from the miseries start delaying in the name of policies and procedures. I/NGOs spend much on mobilization and administration and spend time and energy to fulfill government procedures which are quite cumbersome and time consuming. The main issues here are no one wants to be accountable and become transparent. Nobody treats the victim respectfully, with love and empathy and as human beings. The victims are also not organized. They like to have relief and services for themselves only. Because of which there is chaos in distribution. There is also a mentality if I do not get it others also should not get it even if they are in dire situation. The hazards and disasters are the main test of organizations’ and government’s motives which have been exemplified after the earthquake 2015. Neither government nor people or organizations were ready.

Proposal of Supporting Poor Women through Income Generation

Background

Women Acting Together for Change (WATCH) has been organizing rural poor women and disadvantaged communities like people with HIV/AIDS, disabilities, affected by leprosy, Sex workers, etc. in Okhaldhunga, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Nawalparasi, Rupandehi, and Kapilvastu for accessing their rights and resources. It has formed groups and federated them in federations or organization. Some of them are active and some has stopped operating. However, most of the groups are still active and operating in a local level. WATCH realized that working with poor and disadvantaged people require supporting their livelihood also. So it started Poverty to Property Exercise to identify and manage their resources. It has been successful with about 80% of the families. Some of them have become quite successful and have started their own small enterprises. Due to lack of access to public and donor resources have not helped them. WATCH is quite stretched out so it could not follow up and support as needed.