Kavre Field Visit

On 29th May-2016, Jagaran Nepal (including Jagaran Nepal Chairperson, Ms. Sharmila Karki, SMARCO National Project Coordinator, Mr. Dipak Prasad Bashyal, SMARCO Project Officer, Ms. Muna Maharjan and Disaster Program Coordinator, Mr. Naresh Karki) organized a one day field visit program in KAVRE district (Jagaran Nepal’s Project Area) aiming at knowing the project progress so far including Jagaran Resource Center, VDC Women Groups and Community Shelter etc.  

During field visit, Mr. Bhesh Bahadur Danuwar, District Project Coordinator explained about the ongoing activities of different projects in the Kavre district. The team also interacted with project staffs including Coordinators and Social Mobilizers. Furthermore, Ms. Sharmila Karki has suggested for prioritization of staff responsibility for effectiveness of resource center as well as other programs. After official meeting, the team visited to the women group of the Mahadevasthan VDC and discussed about women’s participation in the VDC. Women group members highly appreciated the activities of the SMARCO project for women's leadership and political empowerment of women. They have expected personality development as well as capacity development of women for public speech from upcoming VDC level training of SMARCO project. Moreover, Jagaran team has also observed the community shelter in Narmada, Mahadevsthan VDC which still under construction phase. The community shelter is being made targeting the earthquake affected people, which was funded by France de Foundation. 

Some Glimpses