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Child Protection in Emergencies,Gorkha

Working Staff

Mr.Bikash Bhatta, Project Coordinator
Ms. Chandra Kala Rana Magar, Admin and Finance Officer
Mr Bhojraj Dhital,Field Coordinator
Ms.Yashoda Nepal, Social Mobilizer
Mr.Arjun Gandarva, Social Mobilizer
Mr. Dhanraj Gurung, Social Mobilizer
Mrs. Prasamsa Bhujel, Social Mobilizer
Mr. Susan Koirala, Social Mobilizer

Introduction

The devastating earthquake of 7.5 Richter scale in Nepal in 25th April,2015 around 11:52 AM (Nepal Standard Time),killed over 10,000 people and injured more than 21,000.Its epicenter was Gorkha where thousands of villages were destroyed, and people who survived had abandoned their houses and living in the ground under sky.The most affected were children from poor communities who lost their homes. Nepal Government had supported those affected people with food and blankets but that was not enough. And hence they allocated different I/NGOs for the support among which CHESS Nepal Gorkha and World Vision International Nepal is working for the immediate support to the most vulnerable children.

Child Protection in Emergencies Project is Nepal Earthquake Response program implemented by CHESS Gorkha in different VDCs and Municipality of Gorkha district under the financial support of World Vision International for the welfare of earthquake affected children. The project,Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) , has been designed looking at post earthquake child protection issues , linking emergencies response and developmental program that existed prior to the disaster with psychosocial well- being of children and keeping them safe in mind. The CPiE project is based on Child Protection System Strengthening Approach adopted by WV. This project recognizes that the best way to project, care and value children in building back better after the earthquake .Children are central and the most important actors to influence and to ensure their own safety, care and protection. Therefore it is also imperative that the systems that surrounds them, both formal and informal, are functional and responsive to the care and protection of child. The comprehensive framework   to be used in this project is the extensive capacity building and mobilization of VCPPCs at the very local community level to DCWB especially in the area of disaster preparedness so that all levels of systems and structures are made functional strengthened to response and to be active when there is any disaster and project the children in the time of emergency. The allocated budget for the project is NRs.6225277 and will end on 30th Sep 2016.
 
Goal
 
Children are protective, cared for and valued building back better.
 
Objectives

     To coordinate formal and informal elements working together to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and other forms of violence against children.
To protect, care and value children in building back better after the earthquake.
To influence and to ensure children for their own safety, care and protection.
 
Field Area
 
Palungtar Municipality
Kerabari VDC
Hansapur VDC
Ghyachok VDC
 
Target Beneficiaries
 
In Gorkha District the Child Protection in Emergencies Project will be benefitting to 12665 community people including children through the capacity building awareness raising and other events. The project will give more priority to the most vulnerable children and their families including GBV concern communities.
 
Interventions
 
Training: This includes life skill training for children and psychological first aid training in emergencies, training and orientation for parents, teachers, and other stakeholders of children regarding child protection in emergencies and child issues.
 
Physical: Support VCPPCs and MCPPC with materials used for meeting, training including stationery materials, tables, chairs and cupboards. Also fix hoarding boards in target VDCs.
 
Technical: Provides data entry software to VCPPCs and MCPPC.
 
Regular follow-up: Even after the completion of the program, our staff’s follow-up the implemented program regularly to monitor and evaluate if the program are running well.
 
 Outcomes
 
Children are protected through the provision of safe spaces and psychosocial support.
Improved resilience of the most affected children by earthquake.
Community based child protection mechanism strengthened functional. 
Community empowered to access the service and service provider.