WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT IN NEPAL

In Pokhara, Nepal, this specific project focuses on women’s empowerment and gender equality, with a focus on human rights including education, health and income generation for girls and women.

We focus on initiatives led by and within local communities. Our partners in Pokhara have identified challenges around the need to improve gender equality, educational capacity and opportunities, public health and reproductive health, and access to income generation, all with a focus upon women and young girls. In line with this, we collaborate with local community members to ensure we contribute to sustainable empowerment and development outcomes, as outlined below in our sustainability plan.

Presently we are raising aiming to raise additional funds for the equipment and resources desperately needed to conduct the workshops classes, funds to allow transportation to ensure the workshops can take place at convenient locations for the women and the women can attend the workshops,  and to provide supply materials to allow the women to make face masks to protect themselves and their families and sell locally to produce income,

Our other supporting initiatives locally include community construction and childhood education and development and public health.

    Primary Objective:

    Upskilling and empowering local project partner staff and members of the local community including children and with a focus on education for women. 

    As outlined by the SDG4 Quality Education we aim to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. 

    Secondary Objectives:

    – Support local schools with curriculum implementation with a focus on English, maths, and health topics.

    – Support local childcare settings with programs to enhance early childhood development.

    –  Increase learning opportunities for women leading to opportunities for further education and/or employment.

    – Increase community awareness of preventative health practices.

    – Support partners to review and develop health and safety practices in schools and learning centers.

     – Provide relevant training and opportunities to expand the knowledge and experience of local adults.

    – Increase the skills and responsibilities of locals in operational and management areas.

    – Increase awareness in the community about engagement and ownership of projects  building capacity of community  members to be more active stakeholders.

     

    Sustainability Goal

    The sustainable goals of this project are:

    – Local staff are able to support English programs in schools, NGOs, and small businesses.

    – Workshops targeting skill development for women continue and are led by local community members.

    – Partner schools and local businesses to have effective health, safety, and hygiene practices in place including ongoing monitoring. 

    – Support and learning programs and structures are in place to further develop these skills.

     

     

     

    Sustainability Method

    We will apply a combination of phasing down and phasing over in the sustainability process. Our ongoing monitoring and evaluation of the project will be crucial in informing the timing and detail of the exit. We will remain flexible based on community needs however, the main timeline will remain.

    Phasing down

    Phasing down relates to those projects or aspects of projects which have met their objectives.  An example may be a targeted group completing a series of workshops.

    Phasing over

    Phasing over involves aspects of the project that can be managed by the local community, NGOs, or individuals going forward.  The project will continue but with minimal ongoing input.  The community has the skills and resources to continue.

     

     

     

    Ongoing Sustainability Support

    Once phased over, the collaborating partners will continue working together and employ the transition strategy provided by GVI Charitable Programs, which will be employed to allow continued contact and ongoing advice/support as required. The original project will be evaluated by GVI Charitable Programs after 6 months, and 1, 2, and 3 years after phasing over is complete. This will be done via inspection of data sets, interviews with stakeholders, and collaborative partner meetings.

     

     

     

     

    Sustainability Schedule

    Phase 1- Years 1 to 3 

    This is the initial stage where the project is established. 

    – Conducting a needs analysis in the identified area.

    – Establishing objectives of the project as a whole as well as objectives with specific projects.

    – Identifying initial project partners.

    – Establishing a network of collaborative stakeholders. 

    – Assessing and identifying the strengths of the needs of collaborating partners in relation to the objective.

    Once the objectives and project focuses are identified the project can be implemented which includes:

    – Ensuring key stakeholders have relevant training. 

    – Action-based on planned objectives and processes.

    – Implementing the agreed data collection.        

    – Collating, monitoring, and analyzing data and feedback.

    – Ensuring ongoing training to enable local stakeholders to develop skills. 

    – Communicate achievements to project partners and relevant stakeholders through meetings and reports.

    – Ensuring effective reporting to donors and other relevant stakeholders.

     

    Phase 2- Years 3 to 8 

    – Expanding the network of local partners to ensure greater reach of project objectives.

    – Ensuring new partners are onboarded based on their identified needs with all support and training in place.

    – Ongoing project evaluation.

    – Continue to build the capacity of local partners to deliver projects. 

     – Monitoring the needs of the community and ensuring projects are set and delivered at the appropriate level.

     

    Phase 3 – Years 9 and 10

    Partners assume primary responsibility for project delivery and we move to a support role. 

    – Ongoing objectives are monitored.

    – Exit plans are continuously reviewed and a ‘phase-out’ or ‘phase over’ plan is established.

    – Any additional training and mentoring for stakeholders is put into action.

    – Clear agreements are documented regarding the phase over/phase-out process.

    – Plans are established for ongoing support including a clear communication process going forward.

     

    ON THIS PROJECT:

    s10 USD
    provides learning support for 2 women.

    25 USD
    provides learning materials for 10 women and students for 1 month.

    50 USD
    provides health workshops for 15 women.

    100 USD
    provides health and human rights workshops for 30 women for 1 month.

    250 USD
    provides a 12 week training program for 15 female paralegals

    Project Target: 6,871 USD

    Raised so far: 4,203 USD

    Funds still needed: 2,668 USD

    Goal$4203$6871

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