Childreach Nepal’s strategy for 2018-2020 have three main strategic pillars which are:
- Sports for Development
- Child Protection
SPORTS FOR DEVELOPMENT
Sports initiative is a year-round sport for development programme, which is being implemented in 12 schools and communities within 4 districts.
Through a Community-Based Approach and mentorship model, teachers and youth from schools and communities are trained to deliver sports through activity-based curriculum, created by the mentors and the children. Making use of such sports as an approach creates engaging participation which is ensuring effective retention of children in the schools. Mentoring and activity-based engagement techniques combined with building community and institutional capacities act as the fulcrum, making our approach scale able, replicable, cost effective and unique. Additionally, our engagement with parents/communities strengthens the existing systems within the community, ensuring changes that are sustainable and owned.
This project uses sports as a tool for development and aims to provide not just technical skills, but also supports the holistic development of children through sports activities as well. Childreach Nepal, along with its different partners is leading the way to create examples of how sports can be used to learn about various social and local issues (such as gender equity, child trafficking, corporal punishment, social inclusion, children’s right to play, education, health care, protection, environment, disaster management and vital life skills) and how children can solve these issues.
LET’S MAKE TALKING ABOUT PERIODS NORMAL!
“Chhori”: An empowering journey of a daughter towards embracing womanhood.
Project Chhori focuses on raising the voice of girls and woman, so they can talk about menstruation and its challenges openly. It educates the community on “Menstruation being a natural process” and the need for better menstrual hygiene (not only among girls and women in the community but also among male members as well). This project aspires on increasing attendance/regularity of girls by encouraging hygienic practice in school and community.
The project will involve installation of sanitary pad making machines in the selected schools where the machine will be operated by four recruited women (per school) from the community. This will not only support adolescent girls and women in getting access to low cost bio-degradable sanitary pad but will also be a practical base learning for the students in understanding the finance and economic subject, which is part of their school curriculum. Furthermore, the project will provide a platform for women to explore the new opportunity in entrepreneurship. As a result, they become independent and self-determinate to claim their own rights as well as venture towards becoming a businesswoman, it will reduce school drop-outs, increase male support in this movement and be a change maker in their own community.
The Meera Center is a community based Early Childhood Development(ECD) center that provides services to the community by offering a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment essential or the holistic development for children under 5 years of age.
Meera Center aims to increase children’s access to quality ECD facilities, focusing on aspect of stimulating and appropriate environment in terms of care, education and health care. The programmes for children below 3 years of age aims to provide exposure to concept of education and health care services. Similarly, the programmes for children age 4-5 years focuses on supporting them in transitioning to school and preventing drop out. Likewise, one of the main goals of the center is to increase the knowledge of parents/care-taker on best parenting practices for home-based parental supports, and to create a ‘one-stop shop’ of information and advice on services for children and families, while also facilitating outreach for the community.