Sarbodaya Nepal is founded on the ten year extensive works experience of Fondazione Un Raggio di Luce Onlus (FRL/ Italian Foundation) in Nepal.
Sarbodaya Nepal is a continuation of the FRL activities, i.e. transformation of institutional experiences, social networks & capacities, sectoral expertise, human resources, and other resources. Sarbodaya Nepal works to provide assistance to those in need, irrespective of their race, sex, religion, nationality or political conviction. Sarbodaya Nepal works in the areas of humanitarian and development works with the poor and oppressed people of Nepal. It adopts empowerment, human rights-based, integrated and collaborative approach while designing and implementing humanitarian and development programs. Sarbodaya Nepal has emerged as an NGO in 2014 and registered at CDO office Lalitpur, affiliated with SWC.
FRL, had been implementing development interventions in the areas of economic activities, food security, sustainable livelihoods, micro-finance and enterprises, education, community health focusing on water and sanitation and sexual and reproductive health services, human rights protection with a focus on women’s and child rights, capacity development of local organizations and humanitarian interventions. The Foundation had started working in Nepal since 2006 and officially signed a general agreement in November 2007 with Social Welfare Council, followed by four project agreements in December 2008, in June 2009, in May 2010 and June 2013.
The project agreement signed in December 2008 concerns interventions implemented by FRL in Kavre, Dolakha, and Kathmandu districts in partnership with the Women’s Foundation. The second project agreement signed on June 04, 2009 concerns two interventions in Jumla district implemented respectively by two local NGOs, Bheri Environmental Excellence Group (BEE Group) and Surya Social Service Society (4S). The latest project agreement concern two interventions implemented respectively in Jumla by 4S and in Kathmandu, Kavre and Dolakha by the Women’s Foundation.
A brief synopsis of the projects is provided below:
• The project that has been the object of the first agreement “Intervention in support to communities, families, and individuals through education, income-generating activities and human rights promotion” implemented by the Women’s Foundation (WF), a national non-governmental organization working on women and child rights issues, has operated between January 2008 and June 2011.
• In Jumla district, Bheri Environmental Excellence Group (BEE Group) and Surya Social Service Society (4S) have implemented the project “Socio-Economic Empowerment of Poor, Disadvantaged and Excluded Communities (SEPDCOM)” from June 2009 to June 2012.
• TheCooperative development activities have been implemented by 4S in Jumla and the Women’s Foundation (WF) in Kathmandu, Kavre and Dolakha in order to provide opportunities to rural women.
• Women Empowerment and Livelihood Improvement (WELI 2013 -2015) Project: The WELI project has been implemented by the two local partner NGOs 4S and BEE Group in Jumla (2013-2015). The project has covered Dillichour and Patarasi VDC (cluster-A- implemented by 4S) and Talium, Hanku, and Lamra VDCs (Cluster-B- implemented by BEE Group). The project has covered 1195 households with (women and men members). Gender equity and women empowerment, Sexual and reproductive health (SRH), Water and Sanitation (WATSON), Agriculture and nutrition management and cooperative capacity development for strengthened microfinance to the needy communities are main activities the project is supporting under this phase. In addition to the two implementing partner NGOs FRL has developed strategic partnerships with Action Work Nepal (AWON) in order to capacitate the project staff, local stakeholders, community leaders, and community gender facilitators (CGFs) on gender equity and women empowerment issues.
FRL head office had initiated to develop the local institutions as national chapter of the organization as a national nongovernmental organization (NGO) in Nepal for continuing its ongoing projects and new initiatives in the country. The concept of development of new organization is brought to strengthen the decentralization policy of the organization, creation of ownership of the organization by the local collaborators, create sustainable organization for sustainable development in Nepal. The new organization named Sarbodaya Nepal has created by the national staff members, friends and supporters of FRL in Nepal, those who favor and support localization of FRL vision, mission, goal and strategies in the past. FRL head quarter has committed to continue its support to Sarbodaya Nepal for some years for its institutionalization, capacity development and co-financing in the development projects. Sarbodaya Nepal (Raise very one- Voice of every one), has registered as national NGO in district administration office of Lalitpur in third quarter of 2014. Though Sarbodaya Nepal is newly registered, however founded on the one decade long experience of FRL in Nepal and also all capacity of the FRL in Nepal. Thus Sarbodaya Nepal has strong foundation of projects design, and implementation, linkages with stakeholders, and familiar with national policies of government of Nepal.
Emergency response program : A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, 2015 creating large scale of damage and casualties. Strong aftershocks, including a 6.7 magnitude quake on 26 April, continue to threaten the lives of thousands of people and to further damage buildings and infrastructure. According to latest earthquake intensity mapping, about 9 million people are affected in 39 districts, out of Nepal’s 75 districts. Out of these, over 2 million people live in the 14 most critically hit districts.
Considering the disaster situation dreadful condition of victims, Sarbodaya Nepal immediately implemented an Emergency response program with relief support activities in co-operation with FRL-Italy and other international donors and supporters during June 2015 to July 2016 in Kabhare, Dolakha and Lalitpur Districts
Sarbodaya Nepal has recently entered (February 2017) Arbeiterwohlfahrt International e.V. – AWO International, Heinrich-Albertz-Haus, Blücherstr. 62/63, D-10961 Berlin, Germany to implement a 18-months disaster risk management and recovery project: “Reaching Down Scaling Up: Strengthening resilience of local communities from the impacts of natural disaster and supporting livelihood recovery of vulnerable population” in Kimtang and Bungtang VDCs of Nuwakot district of Nepal.
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