SAMBHAV aspires to ensure that girls and boys, especially from marginalized communities, are supported to remain in school, improve their learning and become empowered members of their communities. This programme will provide targeted girls and boys support from Young Champions. This programme also aims to ensure they are enabled to stay in school, and have opportunities to participate in peer activities that focus on both co-curricular and extra-curricular skills. On the overall, the project emphasizes on the Sexual Reproductive Health Rights of young people from the marginalized community. The project covers Doti, Accham, Bajura, Mugu, Kalikot, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Parsa, Saptari and Rautahat districts.
According to the monitoring and evaluation report, 95.4% Young Champions, and 806 Junior Champions (435 boys, 371 girls) have been trained and have enhanced their knowledge on life skills, puberty, nutrition, livelihood alternatives, Gender and Social Inclusion, SRHR, GBV, Disaster Risk Reduction, Presentation and Facilitation Skill, Junior Champion Club Formation and Mobilization; and 98.8% of Young Champions felt confident to support afterschool learning activities.
In addition, Young Champion have initiated to build the capacity of other young people in their community for homework session and have created Junior Champion Clubs where they are taking a lead role in implementing various after school learning activities. The engagement of the newly trained Young Champions will be continued in such activities even after the contract termination of existing Young Champions. To avoid school dropout Young champions and Junior Champions Clubs are also taking a close watch on the students who are irregular in schools and homework sessions.
HAMSA- Hamro Sawal Hamro Sahabhagita
HAMSA is a project that was conceptualised with UNICEF Nepal in order to enhance the capacity of adolescents and young people in social and financial issues by delivering our successful Rupantaran Package which contributes to the holistic development of adolescents.
In the past year, Restless Development Nepal has successfully strengthened the capacity of government partners (Department of Women and Children and Nepal Scouts) in six working districts to deliver Rupantaran training package and directly implementing the project with the adolescent at risk of HIV. We have also capacitated 15 masters’ trainers, 162 core trainers and 46 peer educators to run peer sessions in the district. Furthermore, the Rupantaran package has reached 505 adolescents (201 male, 271 female and 33 third genders) at the risk of HIV through four HIV network partners. Adding to this year’s success, Jagriti Mahila Maha Sangh took initiation to facilitate 138 stakeholders to create an enabling environment for adolescents and to reduce stigma and discrimination towards female sex workers.