Sep 17, 2019

Progress report

Project Update: Report on Recovery Support to Flood Victims in Nepal Project # 29173

Brief report about activities

In close coordination and cooperation of school administration, BASE  organized school education material distribution ceremony which started from Dec. 15, 2017 and concluded on 19, Dec. 2017.Altogether, 96 school students (57 gilrs and 39 boys) received support from the project. During the educational material distribution ceremony, parents of the children were also invited. Based on the data, BASE prepared the package for the educational materials for grade wise children and provided them educational materials for their continue education who lost their educational materials by flood in Aug. 2017.

Based on discussion with parents and school administration, it was found that warm cloths is the dire need for kids during schooling. Under this project 12 kids from five different schools who are going in government early childhood development center (pre-school session) have received sweater to protect from cold.

Under this project 24 kids received educational materials. Each child received one and half dozen copy, one and half dozen pencil, one eraser and one pencil cutter from the project. These supports help them for their regular schooling.

Altogether 41 kids received educational materials support. Each child received one and half dozen copy, one pen, one bottle pen ink, and one set geometric box and one dictionary (Nepali to English) from the project. These supports have been a great help for them for their regular education.

Under this project in total 19 students received educational materials. Each child received three dozen copies, one pen and one bottle pen ink, one set geometric box and one dictionary from the project. These supports help them to continue their education.

Financial narrative report of Recovery Support to Flood Victims in Nepal Project # 29173

Financial reporting is done by senior financial coordinator of BASE in close support of other subordinate staff. District finance officers prepare report and provided to Finance Coordinator on monthly/quarterly basis. Finance Coordinator will compile the financial report in close coordination of Program Manager/Executive Director, and report to the donor through Executive Director. Executive Director has the overall responsibilities to ensure for the timely implementation and reporting both narrative as well as financial reporting. After the support all the receipt and documents are kept by finance section. At the end of the year financial auditing is taking place by Chartered Accountant (CA) and report to Government and funding agencies as per requirement. BASE hires professional Chartered Accountant (CA) for every year for the financial audit purposes of the organization which is also submitted to concern donors and government authority.

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Jul 29, 2019

Progress update report

Name of the project: Education Support to Child Laborers in Nepal (Project # 27536)                                          

  1. Introduction

Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia is bordered by two giants' country-India and China. Nepal has a traditional economic system in which the majority of the population engaged in subsistence agriculture system. Nepal is under developed country and poverty rate is 25.2% (according to the population census 2011). In each year, millions of people including children victimized by traffickers and they easily trapped to the innocent people and children by fake promises and commitment. The children are coerced into forced labor, forced begging, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude.

The incidence of child labor in Nepal is higher in comparison with other countries in south Asia. The majority of children age 6-15 in the labor force work in the agriculture field. The agricultural sector is very dangerous for children, due to their exposure to harmful chemicals and dangerous circumstances. The children are also involved in domestic labor for the purpose of childcare, cooking, fetching water and cleaning.  Poverty is a driver of child labor because the cost of schooling is very high. Not having access to schooling often leads parents to find employment for their children.  Children who are enrolled in school often have to work in order to afford the costs of schooling.

Thus large numbers of the children are found dropped out from school due to the scarcity of economic opportunities at home, social and educational awareness. These children work for 17-18 hours a day and they do not even get their wages from their owners. In Nepal, poorest families are unable to afford cost of education for their children and by desperation and or custom are often compelled to send their children out as child labor.Nepal has open border with India therefore most of the women and children have been sent to India.

Progress achievement:

This is the project completion report of Education Support for Child Laborers in Nepal (Project # 27536). Backward Society Education (BASE) has received this grant in two times (one is on May 31, 2017 and second is on July 31, 2017). BASE has been working for child rights and advocacy since the organization established in mid and far west regions of Nepal (under province no.5). BASE has been carrying out several interventions to address the issues and needs of child labors.

BASE has been successfully implementing the project entitled Education support for child laborers in Nepalin the financial support by the GlobalGiving. Under the project, in total 37 child labor (16 boys and 21 girls) received educational material support and 10 (ten) parents received tools and business support in Dang, Kailali and Banke districts.The major aim of the program is to stop child labor, reduce drop out and out of school children by accessing them for education. At the same time making parents responsible through parent's awareness session and vocational support or income generation activities (IGA) with skill development training which will contribute in eliminating child labor from community in sustainable way and contribute to achieve SDG 1-end poverty in all its forms everywhere, SDG 4- ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunity for all,  SDG 5- achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls and SDG 8- promote sustainable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

 

Summary of the project achievement:

  • 37 children (16 boys and 21 girls) received educational material and out of 37,  2 girls are rescued from the land lords home in Kailali district,
  • 10 (ten) parents received tools and business support in Dang and Banke district,
  • 7 (seven) staff including 2 board member received orientation about the project modality,
  • 15 parents received parenting education session,
  • 5 (five) parents received tools and business support

Long-term expected impact of the project called- Education Support to Child Laborers in Nepal (Project # 27536)

BASE has good experience while implementing this project-Education Support to Child Laborers in Nepal (Project # 27536).BASE is going to make a data base system and for this the organization has collected data in local level government called- Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality Banke District. Through the data analysis the child labor data is going to be collected and build the networks such as child friendly village and child club. These networks will be capacited and trained on how to keep track record on the villages to effectively monitor the child labor cases. The networks member will also mobilize themselves empower children in the villages so that child labor cases will be decreased in future. The networks member will also do lobby and advocacy with local level government to make child labor free area.

Financial narrative report:

Name of the project: Education Support to Child Laborers in Nepal (Project # 27536)

After the formal agreement BASE provides Bank detail information to the concern donors and once fund deposited at Bank then BASE provides acknowledgement that fund has been received with mentioning the amount. For financial management, all the financial disbursement takes place from the BASE central to the project working district offices and based on the project nature central office also execute the program directly. BASE finance section is keeping all the financial transaction record (bills and vouchers and other required documents) The transaction vouchers are raised by finance officer and taken approval from Executive Director before disbursement of budget. Financial reporting is done by senior financial coordinator of BASE in close support of other subordinate finance section staff which is based on donors and partners requirement. District branch finance officers prepare report and provided to Finance Coordinator on monthly/quarterly basis. Finance Coordinator is responsible to compile the financial report in close coordination of Program Manager/Executive Director, and report to the donor through Executive Director. Executive Director has the overall responsibilities to ensure for the timely implementation and reporting both narrative as well as financial management reporting. After the support all the receipt and documents are kept by finance section for project audit process. There is internal financial controlling mechanism at the organization and internal auditors periodically conduct the audit. At the end of the Nepali fiscal year financial auditing is taking place by Chartered Accountant (CA) and report to Government and funding agencies as per requirement. BASE hires professional Chartered Accountant (CA) as per BASE policy for every year for the financial audit purposes of the organization which is also submitted to concern donors and government authority. BASE recruited Chartered Accountant (CA) through the competitive process. The audit has been taking place from July 15 to nest July 14 of next year (or Nepal government fiscal calendar- first day of Shrawan to last day of Ashar month). For the project called-Education Support to Child Laborers in Nepal (Project # 27536) audit is completed and mentioned on the expenses status in organizational audit report.

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Jun 20, 2019

Project update report

Project Update: Report on Recovery Support to Flood Victims in Nepal Project # 29173

Introduction:

This is the project update report of Recovery Support to Flood Victims in Nepal project (# 29173). BASE has received this grant in October 3, 2017 and October 29, 2017 and provided educational material support to the children those who lost their education materials by flood. Under the Recovery Support project, the school education materials were provided to the school children in Dang district, Nepal. The total grant received USD $ 1593.00 (In words one thousand five hundred ninety three US Dollar). The details expenses of the report can be seen in another sheet.

Brief summary about activities under the Recovery Support to Flood Victims in Nepal project:

a)      Education material distribution ceremony:

In close coordination and cooperation of school administration, BASE  organized school education material distribution ceremony which started from Dec. 15, 2017 and concluded on 19, Dec. 2017.Altogether, 96 school students (57 gilrs and 39 boys) received support from the project. During the educational material distribution ceremony, parents of the children were also invited. Based on the data, BASE prepared the package for the educational materials for grade wise children and provided them educational materials for their continue education who lost their educational materials by flood in Aug. 2017.

  • Support to early childhood development kids:

Based on discussion with parents and school administration, it was found that warm cloths is the dire need for kids during schooling. Under this project 12 kids from five different schools who are going in government early childhood development center (pre-school session) have received sweater to protect from cold.

  • Support to grade 1-3 school kids: Under this project 24 kids received educational materials. Each child received one and half dozen copy, one and half dozen pencil, one eraser and one pencil cutter from the project.These supports help them for their regular schooling.
  • Support to grade 4-7 school kids: Altogether 41 kids received educational materials support. Each child received one and half dozen copy, one pen, one bottle pen ink, and one set geometric box and one dictionary (Nepali to English) from the project. These supports have been a great help for them for their regular education.
  • Support to grade 8-10 school kids:

Under this project in total 19 students received educational materials. Each child received three dozen copies, one pen and one bottle pen ink, one set geometric box and one dictionary from the project. These supports help them to continue their education (please see the another attached file herein about the support of grade 1-10 students).

b)      Challenges and measures taken

  • Late and unfair availability of name list of affected children/families by the concerned officials/authority. The project teams visited to the concerned community and institutions (schools) and recollect the availability of data.
  • The project had limited materials for distribution but the number of affected children is more. The project team consulted to the respective institutions (schools) during the time of distribution.
  • Due to the flash flood, people are badly affected. They lost their food grains, cloths and utensils along with other goods. So in such a situation, the project with limited sources reached for community with education material support for the school going children. For the relief support, the government authority made mechanism through other agencies. The support which has been distributed to children has become useful for their regular education.

Long-term impact of the project

The project will build the capacity of community to cope with natural disasters including flood as the community people have been prepared the Local Disaster Reduction and Mitigation Plan (LDRMP) with the support of BASE field volunteers. During the education materials distribution ceremony there was talk program and message were deliver on how to keep safe of food, grain, educational materials including other properties of the community. The children were also received the orientation on how to be safe with flash flood. It was also raised awareness on safe drinking water during flood and after flood. It improves their livelihoods and health. There are community groups formed in the project site and organized networks will be mobilized in long run and be ready to make response during flood/disasters. The community people has been applying and changed their crop pattern which has been minimized the destruction of crops and increase the productivity. Those children who received educational materials are continuing their education which is good for their future. The initiatives is also contributed to achieve of Nepal government' Sustainable Development Goal # 4- Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning.

Now, the local government in actively involved to ensure quality education for all children although there is lack of clear educational plan (both short term and long term.


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