Community Development Programme Sindhuli/ Nepal (CDPS /Nepal)
Community Development Programme Sindhuli/Nepal (CDPS) was established in Sindhuli district in 1998 as a non governmental, non sectarian, non political and not for profit organization. It is committed to make lasting positive change in the lives of deprived caste and classes, vulnerable groups, disaster affected population, conflict affected population, disadvantaged children, and other disadvantaged groups as well as backward community people.
CDPS aims at uplifting the livelihood of poor, disadvantaged and other socio-politically and economically exploited population and make them resilient at Sindhuli district, Central, Western and Eastern Development Region of Nepal, whose lives are often characterized by extreme poverty, marginalized and vulnerable. CDPS has been, amazingly as it is described, successful in mobilizing a large group of people from Women, Dalit, Janajati, youth and children, People living with disabilities and landless communities that also belong to the marginalized segment of Nepali society.
In addition to this, CDPS aims at serving economically poor and socially backward population in order to contribute to national goal to poverty alleviation and lasting peace. Since, there are a number of developments failed to achieve their objectives due to ignoring the fact that the deprived and socio-economically marginalized sections require empowerment linking with skill oriented programme facilities. It is, therefore, essential to address their health, disaster (natural and manmade) risk reduction, right and education and women empowerment needs. Besides, other effective programs have to be launched against child labor, polygamy, child marriage and sexual exploitation that are contributing to political instability, social conflict and extreme poverty. The situation can be improved with carefully designed development initiatives and a better co-ordination with the line agencies. The CDPS is thus familiar among sister organizations as a pro-poor and rights-oriented development partner.
Social structure of CDPS Nepal Executive Committee
- Organizational values & working strategies:
CDPS Nepal is a Non profit non governmental organization dedicated purely to social service and it has its own set of values & working strategies.
- Transparency & accountability in programs.
- Low cost and quality program delivery.
- Democratic decision making process.
- Highest level of community participation.
- Capacity building, development of skills & leadership.
- Encourage people to organize in different community organizations & groups.
- Participatory approach of program implementation.
- Right Selection & identification of local resources.
- Emphasis on personal and institutional capacity building.
- Emphasis to the participation of women & children in program implementation.
- Program planning based on community needs.
- Program Implementation based on selection of priorities in local level.
- Initiate pro-poor policy and programme
Community Development Program Sindhuli (CDPS) believes that every members of the community is entitled to live a prestigious life in a poverty free society without any discrimination and impairment.
Community Development Program Sindhuli (CDPS) strives for an equitable society capable of mainstreaming in integrated development activities implemented through right-based and participatory approach focusing on the upliftment and empowerment of deprived and marginalized community
Create equitable society that contributes to integrated development process by empowering the poor, isolated and excluded community through participatory, people’s empowerment and rights based programs.
- Target Area:
Sindhuli district and other neighboring districts of Central and Eastern Development region
- Target Groups and Population:
- Disadvantage (Ultra poor, people with Disabilities, vulnerable to disaster)
- Occupational Cast (Dalit, Janjati etc)
- Focus Sector:
- Human Right and Awareness including Child Right
- Education (formal and non formal)
- Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and health
- Improvement of Livelihood (Income Generation)
- Emergency Disaster Support / DRR/ Environment Protection
- Key Specialization in:
- Child Right and education
- Income Generation (Livelihood)
- Governance and Inclusion
- Disaster Management.
- Local level Plan and Social Mobilization
6. Working Strategy of CDPS
- People centered development approach.
- Positive thinking and appreciative inquiry.
- Emphasis on transparency & accountability.
- Bottom-up approach.
- Participatory learning and action.
- Participatory self-review and planning
7. Major Achievements and Strengths
- More than 1500 children supported through different child right and education support and their families befitted through the farm base group enterprise, cooperative, income generation activities.
- 295 conflict affected children/youth & children/youth formerly associated with armed conflict received direct support for education, capacity building and income generation support.
- 91 CDMCs formed and linked with DDRC to ensure coordinated and better humanitarian intervention
- More than 1200 women supported through different interventions.
- More than 2000 people living with disabilities supported for rehabilitation and physiotherapy.
- 4 cooperatives are associated with CDPS projects and programmes.
- 30 child /youth clubs and capacitate for their right and entitlements.
- 25 child protection committees, district level child right referral mechanism & district level network of child clubs formed.
- Infrastructure interventions to uplift education and access to people. (more than 26 Schools, more than 60 Drinking water schemes, 4 dams ,1 bridges, 7 Health posts)
- CDPS has been working jointly with different governance agency and NGOs / CBOs through community participatory.
- 200 children supported through building resilience through family preservation, family reunification and psychosocial support (Emergency Child Protection Program).
- CDPS has good technique about capacity building of CBOs and community mobilization.
8. Future Programme Focus (Strategic Direction)
- Right Based approach of project design, implementation and M&E
- Income Generation Program with enterprises approach through farm and off farm base.
- Reproductive Health Service through women and teenage youth mobilization.
- Emergency response and disaster management support considering environment protection.
- Creation of Good governance and support local level planning through CBOs/NGOs and local level governing agency mobilization
- Child Rights and Education for the vulnerable children and support to disadvantaged children
- Conflict Management, negotiation and mitigation
- Psychosocial counseling for the people associated and affected by disaster, violence and conflict
- Awareness about different issue base campaigning and human right protection, women right, child right, right and entitlement through right based approach.
Organizational Objectives of CDPS Nepal:
- To advocate for the protection of children's basic rights and help to raise their awareness level in getting empowered and organized.
- To advocate in favor of women who are discriminated and termed as weaker sex in the society, in protecting their rights of getting equal opportunity in practicing paternal property.
- To play an effective role to end the wide-spread discrimination and exploitation of so-called scheduled and marginalized communities and organize them to fight against social-evils.
- To work as a facilitator for human resources development of local Community-Based Organizations.
- To advocated in favor of the target population to enhance their awareness level towards the need of socio-economic changes.
- To advocate for the equitable distribution of facilities targeted to fulfill the basic human needs of food, shelter, water, education, health and security and organize and empower the communities for the same.
President Mr. Ramdhan Majhi
Vice- President Mrs. Ganga Kumari Sunuwar
Secretary Mr. Milan Kumar Shrestha
Treasure Mr. Shambhu Bahadur Majhi
Member Mr. Sagar Kumar Dhakal
Member Mr. Asharam AdhikariDanuwar
Member Mr. Salam Sing Syangtan
Member Ms. Manju Tiruwa
Member Ms. Binda Thatal
Head of Programme Mr. Milan Kumar Shrestha
PC – PAF Mr. Dal Bahadur Rai Danuwar
PC- WVIN Mr. Dhan Bdr. Majhi
PC- UNICEF Mr. Prakash Khatiwada
WASH Officer(ODF) Mr. Janak BK
WASH Offier (Scheme) Mr. Meghraj Karki
Admin. Officer Ms. Nisha Subedi
Finance Officer Mr. Hiralal Pakhrin