Social Welfare Resource Development Centre SORDEC

Social Welfare Resource Development Centre SORDEC-Nepal
Phalewash Municipality-8 Thanamaula, Archale Parbat
Phone
067420419
Fax
067420419
Contact Person
Devi Prasad Timilsina
Estd 1996
Registration Number 305/2053
NFN Code No WR-PAR-18
Renewal Date 09/08/2018
Renewal Validation Till 2019/06/15
Registered District Parbat
Working District Myagdi, Palpa, Parbat, Salyan, Syangja
Working Sectors Alternative Energy, Agriculture Development, Children, Education, Livelihood, Rural and community development, WASH, Women, Youth

SoRDeC (Social Welfare Resource Development Centre) is a non-governmental and non-profit making social development organization committed to contributing towards the goal of achieving equitable and sustainable rural community development. It is formed and functioning by a group of people from different caste with long and varied experiences in areas of development, supported by other professionals and practitioners involved in relevant fields. The guiding principles of the organization constitute equity, self-help, sustainability, appropriate technology, and eco-friendly development strategy.

 
Established on 22 May 1996 with a view to launching and facilitating various development activities in the field of rural community development, it has been registered at the District Administration Office (DAO), Parbat, under the Organization Registration Act 2034 BS and affiliated to the Social Welfare Council (SWC). SoRDeC also has affiliated with Value added Tax (VAT) in line with government financial norms/regulations. It works with local and international specialists on specific issues relating to Nepal’s development.

 

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Parbat Community Development Project PCDP

Good Neighbors Nepal, Parbat Community Development Project (PCDP) has been working since 2013 in 6 VDCs (Bhukatangle, Deurali, Kyang, Bhangara, Limithana and Pang) of Parbat district. Bhukatangle, Deurali and Kyang are situated at north eastern part of the district whereas Limithana and Bhangara situated in southern part and Pang VDC is western of the district HQ, Kushma. It has been supporting 1277 sponsor children and their family through education, health, water and sanitation, income Generation, community partnership and network building, advocacy, environment and emergency relief.  The project has covered 26 community schools of 6 working VDCS. 85 % of people residing in our working VDCs are farmers. The common crop pattern in the low land is paddy and wheat and millet are in upper land.  The income source of the people is very poor here.  Brahaman, Chhetri, Magar, Gurung and Dalits are the major caste residing these places.  All VDCs are connected with seasonal dirt roads and there is accessibility of electricity. We have been supporting educational materials like stationeries, school uniforms, bags, coaching classing to sponsor children. Besides this, the project carries general health check up camp, livelihood enhancement activities through income generation activities, awareness raising activities, advocacy on social evils, community partnership and network building and emergency relief support to target groups. GoN of Nepal has been taken “poverty alleviation” is only one national development agenda and various other development partners have been supported government and other non-state actors in this sector. Locally active non-state actors are active in income generating support to the local people with the support of government and development partners. It is seeming that GNI is has also long history in empowering lagging class people in different underdeveloped countries in the world. Its mission, vision and goals are seems similar so far with SORDEC. SORDEC has been implementing its activities with the close collaboration of local bodies (VDCs, and DDCs). It has been supported to LBs mainly in making Gender Responsive Budgeting; targeted group development budget mobilization, open defecay declaration, improved cooking stove promotion, and many others. This organization has been created child clubs in different VDCs of Parbat district with the view of CFLG. Various institutional development program were also conducted in child club and started Khuturkebachat among children through these clubs. Child literatcy classes were also organized for those who have no access in school education. This proposed project aims to reduce poverty through child education and income generation activities. As GNI-Nepal has its mission to make the world a place without hunger, where people live together in harmony. And as Good Neighbors International respects the human rights of our neighbors suffering from poverty, disasters and oppression, and helps them to achieve self-reliance and enables them to rebuild their hope our organization has also same kinds of mission to through CBOs, Self-help groups and child clubs mobilization for the sustainable prosperity. And this proposed project will support the organization (SORDEC-Nepal) and GNI-Nepal VMGO.

   

Funding By
Good Neighbors International Nepl, (GNI Nepal)
Start Date
11/17/2016
End Date
12/30/2020
Sector
Children, Education, Livelihood
District
Parbat
VDC
Limithana, Bhangara, Kayng, Bhukatangle, Deurali and Kusmama Municipality
Status
Ongoing
Budget
Rs.63 651 300.00
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation
As rural people are far from the access in safer drinking water, the health status of those areas is mostly affected. Fetching water is mainly assign to women as gender discrimination is rampant in Nepalese societies. In this situation this project is designed and now in development phase in Khaula VDC of Parbat district with the support of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Fund Development Board (Fund Board). The main aim of this project is to improve the health condition of the rural people through supplying the safe drinking water and other specific objectives are:
  1. To enhance the level of awareness about health and sanitation of rural women through literacy classes; and
  2. To motivate poor women in income generation.
More than 112 households are expected to be benefited from this project. This scheme is get priority as in local development plan of the VDC and approved by the VDC Council meeting. Khaula VDC is also contributed certain amount for the successful implementation of this project as it get priority.  It is considered that as VDC itself contributed in this project, local people's participation in construction and decision-making will be meaning full and they will make strong provision of maintenance of the scheme. Women and children of this VDCs are considered as the main targeted beneficiaries.
Funding By
RWSSFDB
Start Date
06/15/2013
End Date
03/31/2016
Sector
Infrastructure, WASH
District
Parbat
VDC
Khaulalakuri
Status
Ongoing
Budget
Rs.2 150 000.00
Local Governance and Community Development Programe
The functioning of multiparty democracy and nation building process after 1990 is plagued by decade long conflict, by political or governmental instability, a lack of effective governance, the erosion of norms and values, and pervasive corruption. The Local Self-Governance Act, 1999 determines the relation of the central government with the local government bodies. Though democracy and decentralization should be complementary, Nepal's political culture and the attitudes and behaviour of the leaders remain authoritarian. As Dev Raj Dahal observed (1996), the critical problem of developing countries is that their democratic institutions are yet to be institutionalized. The society is doomed to continue waiting for a comprehensive fundamental change in governing structure.

A number of problems hinder widespread devolution. The local bodies claim that the legal provisions that govern them and the administrative rights and duties they are inadequate to bring about real devolution of authority from the centre to the districts and to the grassroots level. Similarly, the local government institution lack technical and financial resources. Their continued dependence on the central government and government line agencies obstruct their ability to develop policies, implement, and formulate programmes. Although the local self-governance act has many provision for the local bodies to generate income, the amount generated in this way been insufficient to cover cost of development works.

 
The policy makers have understood decentralized governance system as an attempt to make the centre powerless while empowering the local level, which, however, is not the case. Decentralization, in fact means defining and ensuring responsibilities at each level. For example, local would require high-level technical input from the centre, when authorities relating health, education, transport, revenue generation etc. are devolved to them.
 
The organizational structure of local bodies is unresponsive and unaccountable to the voters and most of them function on an undemocratic manner. For instance, DDC plays very important role in resource mobilization allocation and program management at the district level and its officials are elected from the electoral college of a district (President and Vice-President from whole district and member are from Ilaka). However, there is no institutional mechanism for the voters to monitor the activities of their leaders, question, and expel them. Likewise, the central government employs personnel in DDC and they are responsible to the central.
 
Resource allocation through "Tok Adesh" is another concern in this regard. One may find appropriately following all procedures in the file, but in reality appointment/transfer, resource allocation, location of the project and the approval of the contracts are done through "Tok Adesh" of key person. In the process, the person neither follows any procedure nor is accountable to anybody. In fact, such practice was originated during Panchayat period, which, however, is continuing. The report of the 'Local Bodies Financial Commission 2000' has reported that the allocation of the resources by the local bodies in health care support, teaching materials, tea parties and financial support to various clubs on the basis of personal application is non-transparent and used for political purpose directly or indirectly. Thus, the report was recommended prohibiting such practices. In fact, "Tok Adesh" is more rampant at the centre level. One can imagine that long -term implication of over four thousands of Technical Assistants by the then Minister for Local Development or tens of thousands of school teachers hired by the then Minister for Education on an ad hoc manner. Such examples are ubiquitous. If Tok Adesh is so useful and convenient to everybody, why do we need the decentralized development process and the self-governance approach? In such situation this programme was started in Nepal since 2008 with the support of major donors and development partners of Nepal and Social Welfare Resource Development Centre also associated to this project to implement in 5 VDCs of Parbat district.

The main aim of the programme is to improve the democratic norms and values at grass-root through the inclusive, responsive and accountable local government body in Nepal is the general objective of the project but its specific objective are:

  1. To enhance the democratic norms at grass-root through participatory community development measures; and
  2. To increase level of participation of local people through participatory planning process with the active participation of local development stakeholders.
More than 2200 household will be benefited from this project. It is tried to rebuild the motivation of local people in community development through social mobilization. One of the beauties of this project is to maximum mobilization of civil society organization in local development.
Funding By
LGCDP/DDC Parbat
Start Date
05/16/2015
End Date
12/31/2017
Sector
Democracy and governance, Rural and community development
District
Parbat
VDC
10 VDCs
Status
Ongoing
Budget
Rs.1 740 000.00
Commercial Vegetable Farming in Salyan

Commercialization in profession is essential to increase level of economic empowerment. For this purpose commercial agriculture is very important to the developing world today basically those are highly depends on subsistence agriculture and more contribution to the national economy by agriculture sector. This project is now implementing in 4 different VDCs of Salyan district with the support from National Agriculture Research and Development Fund (NARDF). The main of this project is to motivate rural people in cash crops and value addition of the agricultural production.

The specific objectives of the project are:

  1. To motivate the rural people towards commercial cash crops production;
  2. To make linkages and effective coordination among line agencies to make easy access of market.
Funding By
NARDF
Start Date
04/01/2013
End Date
03/31/2016
Sector
Agriculture Development
District
Salyan
VDC
Dhanawang Phalawang Trebeni
Status
Ongoing
Budget
Rs.1 999 638.00
Empowering Women for Gender Equality
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The main aim of this intervention is to contribute to rural development and consolidation of democracy at grass-root by enhancing inclusiveness, pluralism, and promoting democratic practices and human rights through gender responsive, accountable local government body (VDC), and empowerment of lagging class people of western Nepal. The specific objectives are:
  1. Building the capacity of local government body (VDCs), and community organization to make them more gender responsive development stakeholder at grass root; and
  2. Strengthening the institutional capacity of women to minimize the discrimination on the basis of gender.
This project is now implementing in six selected VDCs ((Babiachaur, Singa, Kuhun, Jhin, Ghatan, and Patlekhet) of  Myagdi district. The funding agency for the project is European Union and it will be implemented for three years (1st Jan, 2013 to 31st Dec, 2015).

Approach

Different development stakeholders are implementing various projects in the district in the name of community development. Applicant institution was also implemented one project by the support of National Agriculture Research and Development Fund (NARDF) which was related to organic matter management in sustainable manner. But project related to gender equality is not found in the district, and thus this project is new for Myagdi district.

To implement the proposed activities and to make it sustainable, group based social mobilization approach is proposed to adopt. As social mobilization is found more applicable in community development approach in the world of development since last two decades thus it will be applied to implement this intervention. It is believed that social mobilization helps to build the confidence regarding development work. It focuses on nurturing their basic skill to plan and implement programmes. Social mobilization emphasises increasing people's power to claim available services and gain commitment from decision-making bodies of service agencies. Sensitizing people's awareness toward gender equity, social justice, economic and political empowerment, and cultural diversity it works to advocate common goals through formation of alliances. Eventually, it seeks to establish an ongoing process of self mobilization. At least one group (participation of man and woman) will be taken as a mechanism of implementation and enterprise/product base sub group will also be formed to facilitate the women entrepreneurs. Such sub group will facilitate for sharing their idea and success stories among themselves. Similarly, one VDC level group association or network will also be made to coordinate the VDC level work in a systematic manner in which VDC Secretary will be appointed as a guardian of the programme at VDC level.

Inclusiveness and gender equity, rights-based participatory approach and demand-responsive service delivery at local level, peace building and conflict mitigation through participatory plan formulation and development management, transparency, and downward accountability are the guiding principles and approaches of this intervention. The key strategic areas are: a) empowerment of women; and b) capacity development of local democratic institutions for gender equality and strengthening downward accountability

 

Funding By
E U
Start Date
01/01/2013
End Date
12/31/2015
Sector
Women
District
Myagdi
VDC
6
Status
Ongoing
Budget
Rs.10 530 600.00
Earthquake Recovery: Helping Local Communities Rebuild Livelihoods in Nepal

Earthquake Recovery: Helping Local Communities Rebuild Livelihoods in Nepal – Phase I and PhaseII is designed to support the earthquake impacted families of Strengthening Smallholder Enterprises of Livestock Value Chain for Poverty Reduction and Economic Growth in Nepal (SLVC) to regain their resiliency and revive their livelihood. The project aims to support for 31 sub-projects of SLVC. It is being implemented in ten districts and 40 VDCs in two phases.

Funding By
Heifer Internationlal Nepal
Start Date
07/16/2015
End Date
12/31/2015
Sector
Livelihood
District
Parbat
VDC
Thanamaula Bhangara
Status
Ongoing
Budget
Rs.11 584 000.00
Organic matter management for sustainable agriculture

Sustainability of agriculture disserves special attention because food is the basis of all human activities. Similarly, organic matter management is essential to maintain the long-term potential of agriculture through producing the healthy food by keeping the environment productive, and produce adequate qualities of food for the present generation while keeping potentiality to produce the same for the generations to come. Traditionally, there was massive numbers of livestock in rural village and management of organic matter was not felt important but now number of cattle reduced significantly due to the lacking of agricultural labors. Thus, management of organic matter Farm Yard Manure (FYM) and agricultural residual to make compost is crucial today. In this connection, This project is now implementing in Shankarpokhari VDC of Parbat and targeted beneficiaries is women. It is supported by UNDP GEF SGP which will continue till of 2015.

Funding By
UNDP GEF SGP
Start Date
11/13/2013
End Date
11/30/2015
Sector
Agriculture Development, Environment and Climate Change
District
Parbat
VDC
Sankarpokhari VDC
Status
Ongoing
Budget
Rs.6 107 530.00
Strengthening Small holder Enterprise in Thanamaula and Bhangara, Parbat

Project Profile (project summary)

This project will serve all 765 families of all 9 wards of Thanamaula, and Bhangara VDCs in Parbat district. All 248 OG HH & 517 POG HH will be benefited from this project. Overall goal of the project is to improve the livelihoods of smallholder rural families through agriculture-livestock based value chain enterprise development. The project envisions a sustainable social technical development availing production inputs, and linking them to appropriate market so they can fetch fair price of their products, capital formation and economic empowerment in collaboration with local government and other stakeholders.

Objective :

  • Strengthen social capital by organizing rural families into self-help groups and then facilitate them into farmer institutions like social entrepreneurs cooperative.
  • Increase productivity of goat farming by 50% through adoption of improved animal management technologies.
  • Sustained family income, nutrition and food security through integration of production with marketing channels.
  • Facilitate in creating enabling environment for holistic development of the Village Development Committee (VDC) by engaging local government and related stakeholders

Activities :

  • SHGs of targeted families are formed and motivated in self-development initiatives and social entrepreneurs cooperative registered
  • Facilitation for formation and operation of SHGs (mainly involving woman as the family representative)
  • Facilitate formation of Mentoring teams and Pass on Groups
  • Project management committee (PMC) formation and mobilization
  • Capacity building of village youth (cornerstones training, sports activities, entrepreneurial skill training etc)
  • Facilitate youth volunteering in trainings, campaigns, plantation etc.
  • Provide trainings on: Heifer cornerstones, SHG management, Pre-cooperative,
  • Participatory self-review and planning (PSRP)
  • Exposure visits
  • Placement of breeding buck (Khari & Jamunapari breed)
  • Fodder/forage placement
  • Farmers engaged are imparted with skills of improved goat farming practices for increasing productivity and production resulting in increased animal off take /annum.
  • Community Animal Health Worker (CAHW) training/ capacity enhancement and mobilization
  •  Establishment of homestead gardens
Funding By
Heifer Internationlal Nepal
Start Date
11/16/2014
End Date
04/30/2017
Sector
Agriculture Development, Micro Finance/Micro enterprise
District
Parbat
VDC
Thanamaula Bhangara
Status
Ongoing
Budget
Rs.27 400 098.00
Legal document of SORDEC
Adit Rep 2074/75
Audit Report