SWI implements integrated community development projects (“micro projects”) in rural areas in partnership with graduated SWI students and local organizations. SWI provides technical and managerial supports to build the capacity of local organizations and its alumni. The aim of the community development is to achieve locally owned visions and goals by initiating systematic and sustainable change processes.Currently, SWI works in partnership with 21 CBOs in 14 Districts located in 6 different provinces.
Most CBOs that SWI is partnering with, are registered under the NGO Act and support local development initiatives, therefore act as local support organizations (LSOs). Their objective is to promote development in their communities by initiating new or supporting existing local groups and supporting them to implement activities. Those LSOs link community groups to government bodies; provide trainings, secure funds and coach leaders. In the frame of their partnership with SWI, the LSOs support more than 650 local groups reaching out to nearly 15.000 persons in remote rural areas.
SWI provides support to its partner organizations through
- Awareness raising, training and technical advice by regional SWI staff and external resource persons
- Facilitation of exchange of knowledge and experiences (person to person, group to group) by regional SWI staff
- Financial contributions to local development activities (“Micro Projects”)
Micro Projects focus on local agriculture practices, food security, income generation and women empowerment. Activities are decided and planned by SWI partner organisations. In the exceptional cases of SWI partnerships with informal non-registered groups, the financial and legal responsibility for the implementation of Micro Projects remains with SWI.
SWI Partnerships with local organisations and groups follow a phase model. During the preparation phase, the partnership with a LSO is initiated, either by establishing linkages with an existing LSO or by initiating the creation of a new LSO. The partner organisation is trained in leadership and management issues, and a joined micro-project is elaborated. Government bodies are informed and all necessary approvals secured. A SWI graduate guides the process.
During the implementation phase, the LSO initiates and promotes local groups through providing training, technical advice, coaching on management issues, leadership development, securing scholarship for Dalit students etc. SWI staff helps the LSO whenever needed and organises regular learning events for partner LSOs and “their” groups.
During phasing out, no more new activities are being implemented with the LSOs, but the sustainability of SWI partner organisations is in the focus – strengthen leadership again, develop ideas for their further development.
Once partner organizations are phased out, they are invited to join the SWI network, attending yearly network meetings where they have occasions to exchange with other former SWI students and occasionally participate in trainings (follow up phase).
We continue with a large geographical coverage in our CD partnerships in order to be able to reach remote areas. SWI focus on the Provinces no 1, 4, 5, 6 and 7 to implement community development partnerships.
Strategic Objectives in Community Development
· Women and youth constitute consequently the main target group for all CD activities
· Partnerships are more systematically managed with a clear entry and exit strategy, including “rolling” planning for new partnerships
· Initiation of new partnerships exclusively through our Social Work alumni
· Agricultural practices that are based on local resources (knowledge, skills, and technology) are in the focus
· The role of the regional offices is strengthened by providing more trainings at local and provincial level
- People lead development
- Right based approach
- Targeting to mostly vulnerable people from economically poor and socially deprived.
- Micro project implementation through graduated SWI students
Our ongoing Projects and coverages:
Support for Training Program:
|Sn.||Name of project||Duration||Total beneficiaries||Project districts||Name of implementing partners|
|1||Support for Social Work Training||Mar-18||Apr-21||90||45||45||90||Nepal||SWI Training center, Lalitpur|
|2||Protection of Children and promote children’s rights in Lalitpur, Kathmandu||Nov-20||Oct-22||60||30||30||60||Nepal||SWI Training center, Lalitpur|
|3||Capacity Building for CBOs||Jun-18||Jul-20||3000||2000||2000||4000||Banke, Bardiya, Bajura, Jumla & Kalikot|
|4||Strengthening for rural self-reliance||Mar-18||Apr-20||2500||1500||1500||3000||Jumla, Kanchanpur, Dailakh, Rolpa, Bardiya|
|5||Sustainable Livelihood and women empowerment Kailari||Apr-19||May-22||1500||325||1175||1500||Kailali|
|6||income Generation and Women Empowerment through Cooperative in Humla District||Nov-17||Dec-19||500||0||500||500||Humla||Women Peace Society, Humla|
|7||Child Safe Guarding Project||Jan-19||Dec-19||15||15||30||Nepal||SWI Training Center|
|8||Women Empowerment Project||Jan-19||Dec-20||200||0||200||200||Solu||Women Cooperative|
Name of Partner Organization:
|S.N||Name of Partner||District||Types of Organization||Remarks|
|3||Women Development forum||Bajura||NGO|
|4||Maigar Samudiak Sanstha||Bardiya||CBO|
|6||Trevani Development Society||Banke||CBNO|
|7||Khadkamai Cooperative Bandipur||Tanahu||Coop|
|8||Dalit women cooperative||Bardiya||Coop|
|9||KDCSS\ Hatemalo Coop||Jumla||NGO/COOP|
|10||Hatemalo community Development Organization||Dailakh||CBO|
|11||Janaekata Youth club||Rolpa||CBO|
|12||Maigar community development Organization||Bardiya||CBO|
|13||Janajagriti Bikas samaj||Kanchanpur||CBNO|
|14||Sagarmatha Mahila Sanakishan Krishi Sahakari||Solukhumbu||Coop|
|15||Samudiak Krishi Sahakari Sanstha||Kailali||Coop|
|16||Jana Chetana Mahila Saving & Credit COop||Kailali||Coop|
|17||Pragatisil Mukta Kamlari Krishi Sahakari||Kailali||Coop|
|18||Pariwartan Multi Purpose Coop||Kailali||Coop|
|19||Krishak Bhalai Cooperative||Kailai||Coop|
|20||Namuna Saving & Credit Coop||Kailali|
Name List of Former Partners:
|No||Name of Partner||District||Types of Organization||Remarks|
|1||Marshyangdi Saving & Credit Coop||Tanahu||Coop|
|2||Community Development Organization||Rolpa||CBO|
|3||Shrijana samajik Udhami Women coop||Rolpa||Coop|
|4||Dipmala Women saving & credit coop||Rolpa||Coop|
|6||Jana Ekata krishi coop||Banke||Coop|
|7||PEASE Nepal, Jumla||Jumla||NGO|
|8||Pargatishil Saving & credit coop||Jumla||Coop|
|9||Sahastra ling community Organaization||Baitadi||CBNO|
|10||Shivaling Women agriculture coop_ Bhumeshwar||Baitadi||Coop|
|11||Banarasi Women saving & credit coop __ gujar||Baitadi||Coop|
|12||Bhumiraj Women Saving & credit coop _ shakar||Baitadi||Coop|
|14||Dheblu Atmajagaran Saving & Credit COop||Okhaldhunga||Coop|
|15||Udayadev Women saving & credit coop — Patan||Baitadi||Coop|
|16||Pargati Women Saving & credit __ Dehimandu||Baitadi||Coop|
|17||Shankar Women saving & credit coop __ Shankarpur||Baitadi||Coop|
|18||Pargatishil women saving & credit coop __ Gajari||Baitadi||Coop|
|19||Laligurash Women saving & credit||Baitadi||Coop|