Members of Mahila Uthhan Tatha Sip Bikash Kendra
An organization in Makwanpur District, Mahila Uthhan Tatha Sip Bikash Kendra is one of our mentee organizations. Mentorship program in this organization started in early 2019. There was a need to strengthen this organization due to many obstacles it was facing. We found that the organization needed strengthening in official documents related to renewal of the organization, no timely meetings or AGM conducted, and the communities almost forgot the existence of it.
With all these problems, mentorship program was aimed to provide a push to this organization. The mentor and Tewa helped in every way possible to support this organization. When the mentorship program was started in this organization, the mentor started with having constant meeting with the members of mentee organization. Together, they also reviewed the vision, mission and objective of the organization which gave clarity to their overarching goals. The process also included reflection on positive and negative aspect of the organization which helped the organization to plan their activities likewise. Members were encouraged to participate in their own programs and engage in their community activities.
After few years of implementing this program, we saw some drastic change and growth in that organization. The organization focused on planning, and implementation of different programs as required in the community. The organizations structure was revised and everyone started to have meetings and discussion frequently. This strengthened the internal communication of the organization. The local level government and communities have started to acknowledge the work of our mentee organization and in collaboration with local government, the organization is organizing different programs. The organization has also started to get funds from other international organizations and also started to think of being self-reliant by saving up certain sum. This organization focused on empowering women through different livelihood programs to strengthen their financial situation.
These small initiatives from an organization has proven to be of very important. If any organization is willing to do better, they just need a little push and support. Tewa has always been there to support the initiatives and address the need of community level women's organization.