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Annual Report Save the Children

"The world’s children stand in urgent need of better protection, because it is they who today pay the heaviest price for our shortsighted economic policies, our political blunders, our wars”

Eglantyne Jebb

Save the Children founder (1876-1928)

© Save the Children, 2012 Photos: Save the Children

OUR VISION, MISSION AND VALUES Save the Children is the worldÂ’s largest independent organization for children. We are 29 national organizations working together to deliver programs in more than 120 countries around the world. Our Vision is a world in which every

child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation

Our Mission is to inspire breakthroughs

in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives

Our Values

Accountability: We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving

measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children Ambition: We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children Collaboration: We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to

leverage our global strength in making a difference for children Creativity: We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children Integrity: We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children. Annual Report 2011



Country Director’s Message


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We are pleased to present this annual report of Save the Children for 2011. I hope that you will enjoy reading about the challenges and successes of our organization of the past year. As expressed in Save the Children’s Theory of Change, partnership is central to realizing sustained positive changes in the lives of children. Many of you who may read this report have contributed to the gains made for children’s rights in Nepal and Bhutan over the past year and I would like to thank you for your shared interest and contributions, and for being engaging partners with us in this endeavor. Save the Children is making major strides in becoming a truly effective global movement for children’s rights. Save the Children Member organizations are working now more closely than ever to be that effective “One Voice for Children” that we aspire to be. In 2011, this effort took a significant step forward with the launching of Save the Children International, and the agreement of Save the Children Members to channel all international programming through this mechanism. The Nepal/Bhutan country office was the first Save the Children Country Office to transition under the management of Save the Children International. The Nepal and Bhutan country program has led the way for Save the Children in defining the working modality of this new way

of delivering high quality programs for and with children. Often, organizational changes mean lapses in the delivery of our commitments, but many of you may not have noticed the changes, and that is a tribute to our hard working, professional staff in Nepal/Bhutan as well as the many supporting staff and partners in our Regional Office in Singapore and centre in London. In February of 2011, in recognition of the launch of Save the Children International in Nepal/Bhutan, nine CEOs of Save the Children Member countries, together with SCI staff and its CEO, Jasmine Whitbread, came together in Kathmandu to commit to strengthening our global movement. The Nepal/Bhutan Country Office is no better place to recognize the global nature of this movement, as eleven different Save the Children Members are contributing to the results that you see expressed in this report. From New Zealand to Germany; Sweden and Norway to the United States, and many others, concerned individuals and governments are joining hands to assure that children in Nepal and Bhutan realize their rights. During the external launch, Save the Children International's CEO made a public appeal to the government and the political

establishment in Nepal to draft a constitution that would be meaningful for children. At this time, Save the Children issued a public appeal urging the government to enshrine child rights in the new constitution. I will borrow a quote from the appeal by CEO Jasmine Whitbread: “There is a need for collective commitment towards children. Without a national surge of political energy, the country may not be able to meet its goal for children. To this end, leaders in this country, including the political establishment, must personally champion urgent action that will benefit children under the new constitution.” As we celebrate the results achieved in 2011, we do hope that Jasmine’s call will be heard, and that our report in 2012 will reflect even greater results for children. Thank you to all SC Members, donors, our partners, and staff for making these successes a reality and best wishes to all,

Brian J. Hunter Country Director Nepal & Bhutan Program

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OUR PROGRAMS The Country Program’s work for children was focused on improving the quality and delivery of programs to reach most vulnerable children. There were diversified funding sources which facilitated the country strategy to support Save the Children’s “Theory of Change” to benefit children’s overall development. As part of the dual mandate, the emergency portfolio to position and build capacity to respond promptly during large scale emergency was reflected in the quick response to the September earthquake in eastern part of Nepal. In 2011, the Nepal Country Office spent over US $ 15 million which directly benefiting over 1.67 million people including over one million children from its seven thematic programs in 59 districts. Likewise, 2.5 million children and adults benefited indirectly from the country program. Program implementation was supported in partnership with 93 NGOs, the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Women Children and Social Welfare and Ministry of Health and Population and networks. Similarly, collaborative and partnerships were forged for joint programs with UNICEF. In 2011 the program funding portfolio increased dramatically, with 49 new awards, including two major grants totaling USD $84million for the Suahaara - Integrated Nutrition Program and


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Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFTAM Round10). However, the funding for the two grants is for 2012. In addition, the diversity of funding both in terms of Save the Children members and donors also increased, such as support from Save the Children and Germany in addition to existing member’s support. Pilot programs such as the micro health insurance and YouthSave exhibited positive results to support evidence-based replicable breakthrough solutions to benefit vulnerable children and their families. However, the country strategic plan to focus on 20 selected districts by 2013 to ensure long term funding, sustainability of interventions remained a challenge in 2011. The country program phased out its interventions from Jumla, Humla, Dolpa, Dailekh, Salyan, Lamjung, Syangja and Palpa. Schools as Zones of Peace (SZOP), a concept propagated during the heightened period of the conflict to keep children and schools away from harm's distance was finally endorsed by the government on 25 May 2011. The result was the combined advocacy since November 2004 through the Children as Zone of Peace network. As a lead advocate, Save the Children was included in a government committee which drafted and rolled the directive principles for the implementation of SZOP at scale which stands to benefit all school going children in Nepal.

Over 1.03 million children directly benefited from our

programs under education, health and nutrition, protection,

livelihood, HIV and AIDS, emergency and child rights governance while more than

1.4 million indirectly benefited from our programs.

Children and Adults Direct Reach Child Protection Education Health and Nutrition HIV and AIDS Livelihood Child Rights Governance Emergencies Gross Total Double Count Adjustment Actual people reached




84,749 474,942 158,448 24,965 52,901 194,002 153,912 1,143,919 111,987 1,031,932

68,315 112,867 133,506 47,876 83,105 72,435 129,616 647,720 8,383 639,337

153,064 587,809 291,954 72,841 136,006 266,437 283,528 1,791,639 120,370 1,671,269

Thematic Area Child Protection Education Health and nutrition HIV and AIDS Livelihoods Child Rights Governance Emergencies Gross total Double count adjustment Actual people reached




204,126 434,095 406,134 29,906 165,916 448,668 56,660 1,745,505 339,637 1,405,868

135,495 133,084 224,946 66,331 180,097 285,092 78,938 1,103,983 32,078 1,071,905

339,621 567,179 631,080 96,237 346,013 733,760 135,598 2,849,488 371,715 2,477,773

Financial expenditure Education 21%

Health and Nutrition 34%

Child Rights Governance Child protection Emergencies


HIV and AIDS 3%




Thematic Area

Children and Adults Indirect Reach


Livelihoods Non-programmatic

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GOVERNANCE As part of the Universal Periodic Review on Nepal’s human rights performance, 34 child rights related recommendations were made by different UN Member States at the Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva for the Government of Nepal to address. Save the Children along with its partners were successful in facilitating a strong follow up process, as a result of which the government accepted 32 recommendations specific to children. Similarly, SC also supported a civil society coalition called ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child Committee’ to prepare a supplementary report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the Optional Protocol to the CRC on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. Advocating for a new constitution that guarantees the rights of children, Save the Children continued to lobby for recommendations omitted by the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles Committee of the Constituent Assembly. In particular, the lobby was focused on guaranteeing constitutional provisions for an independent Child Rights Commissioner as the protector of child rights and the right to citizenship for children born to a Nepali mother or father. In partnership with the Consortium, the child participation network and the Central Child Welfare Board, Save the Children contributed in drafting the National Child Participation Framework. The framework is to be endorsed by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare.


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Members of Women, Children and Social Welfare Committee of Legislative Parliament discussing missing issues that concern children in the proposed draft of the new constitution

A girl holds a copy of "Situation of Child Clubs" in the Kathmandu valley, a study conducted by Hatemalo Sanchar and supported by Save the Children

As part of scaling up of child protection mechanism, Child Rights Officers have been placed in all the 75 districts in partnership with the government and Inter Agency Working Group comprising Save the Children, Plan Nepal, World Vision, Terre des hommes and UNICEF. To promote cross country knowledge sharing amongst children on participation in peace building, a regional mechanism has been established to share experiences, tools, and learning; the first such initiative by children from Nepal.

Total Direct Reach

There was an increase of 661 additional child clubs supported by Save the Children to reach a total of 3,395 in the reporting period and an increase of 15% in child club membership. Of the 3,395 child clubs 387 received funding from local governments which is an increase of 96% compared to 2010 where 165 of the 3,334 clubs received funding. Child participation at community level was reflected through the acceptance by the local government of 47 out of the 67 recommendations made by child club networks. To review the growth and development of Child Clubs over the years, Save the Children was part of the team that initiated a national level strategic review of child clubs in the country. The review found that children felt there was ‘unprecedented state recognition of child clubs’ which underscored the success of sustained and high intensity advocacy by organisations committed to children’s rights in Nepal. During the review, children also expressed their vision for child clubs in the future.

Children reached Boys 104,182

Girls 89,820

Subtotal 194,002

Adults reached Women 27,241

Men 45,194

Subtotal 72,435

Total 266,437 Total Indirect Reach Children reached Girls 198,021

Boys 250,647

Subtotal 448,668

Adults reached Women 171,051

Men 114,041

Subtotal 285,092

Total 733,760

Written on the wall: Sikcha Bodhini High School in Nawalparasi displays schools as zones of peace declaration on the school wall

A boy points at the freshly painted political slogans on a school building in Pyuthan

Members of Child Club discuss their activities with Save the Children staff on a visit

national coalition of 28 child rights organization met the then Minister for Education Ganga Lal Tuladhar to thank the government on behalf of the children for the declaration. However, the day after the SZOP declaration, there was a nationwide strike in the country barring almost all students from going to school. In this context, the then Minister Tuladhar stated, “Implementation of SZOP will now be a challenge. The declaration should be translated into action for which a national campaign is necessary.”

" The Nepal government as a partner

Schools as Zones of Peace Nepal’s Cabinet meeting on 25 May 2011 declared all schools in the country as “Zones of Peace” (SZOP). The government declaration not only decided to ban all obstructions in schools such as strikes, closure, attacks, political interference, and rallies but also to guarantee free passage of school buses at all times. SZOP was a campaign that was initiated when active armed conflict was going on in Nepal. At the initial stages, several organizations inlcuding Save the Children developed the concept of SZOP and started implementing the concept in individual schools (i.e. declaring individual schools as zones of peace with involvement of all stakeholders) and at the same time carried out advocacy at various levels in the government. Dilli Guragain, Child Rights Governance and Protection technical advisor for Save the Children said, “The challenge for us, including the wider civil society in Nepal now is to ensure proper implementation of the declaration. We are sure that significantly high number of school children will benefit from more regular school days in future.” CZOP (Children as Zones of Peace) a

The declaration also opened doors for endorsement of the SZOP national framework prepared by Ministry of Education in partnership with CZOP.

who we work with has been quite open to discussing child rights as an important issue, but on the other hand; for millions of children right now, child rights does not feel like a reality. " Jasmine Whitbread Chief Executive Officer Save The Children International

Nominated by the Department of Education, Save the Children serves as a member of National Coordination Committee to implement School as Zone of Peace Directives. Save the Children is also preparing to share the learning with other countries affected and emerging from conflict.

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PROTECTION Programs for protecting girl child from harmful traditional practices, particularly Chhaupadi, has shown promising results with more girls going to school during their menstrual cycle. In a survey conducted, 82% of the respondents said they were going to school and 62% were staying inside their house during their monthly cycle. Community engagement and ownership of the problem by local political actors and law enforcement agencies saw Janali Bandali and Kalikasthan VDC in Achham District and Durgamandau VDC in Doti being declared free of Chhaupadi. Likewise, community ownership and child participation in the campaign against child marriage saw 54 possible marriages being stopped; an increase by 80% compared to 2010. Supporting the grassroots child protection system, local governments in SCÂ’s intervention districts provided resources to 101 Village Child Protection Committee, an example of sustainable interventions for the local child protection system. Response to child rights violations saw 355 of the 482 reported cases redressed by local authorities and law enforcement agencies through community, civil society and child club partnerships.

Village Child Protection Committee and child club members of Chimadi VDC in Sunsari district discuss child protection issues in their village

A public message board in Itatar VDC of Siraha displays message against child marriage about possible risks of early marriages

Focused protection program was implemented in 15 districts with an additional 19 districts implementing the CAFAAG and CAC program. One of the highlights was the establishment of the Women and Children Service Centers in 13 District Police Office in collaboration with the Home Ministry. The centers were set up to respond quickly to violation of rights and child and women friendly recording and reporting system with the police. Likewise, in collaboration with the government, piloting of the Monitoring, Reporting and Response Mechanism (MRRM) to act on cases related to child trafficking and children in jeopardy was set up in Kailali and Achham districts.

Total Direct Reach

Save the Children has been advocating for community based care as the preferred option for children requiring alternative care. Responding to protecting children in sub-standard child care homes in Kailali, collaboration with the District Child Welfare Board saw the closing down of two child care homes. The 40 children who were rescued were successfully reintegrated through the kinship program with their nearest relatives.

Children reached Girls 48,218

Boys 36,531

Subtotal 84,768

Adults reached Women 36,768

Men 31,547

Subtotal 68,315

Total 153,064 Total Indirect Reach Children reached Girls 106,204

Boys 97,922

Subtotal 204,126

Adults reached Women 68,563

Men 66,932

Subtotal 135,495

Total 339,621

Districts: Achham, Bajura, Mugu, Kalikot, Sunsari, Morang, Dhanusha, Kathmandu, Nawalparasi, Palpa, Arghakhachi, Gulmi, Pyuthan, Baglung, Lamjung, Banke, Dang, Rolpa, Rukum, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur, Siraha, Saptari, Mahottari, Kapilbastu, Surkhet, Kanchanpur, Sindhupalchoke, Doti, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Rautahat, Bara.


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Village child protection committee of Jamuni VDC, area police station, Mainapokhari, and district police office of Bardiya district established a community check beat to curb human trafficking. It is manned by two police officers during day time.

Women from muslim community head to Chief District Officer's Office to submit a memorandum to ensure their rights

On September 24th, Salkot VDC in Surkhet was declared a child marriage free VDC in coordination of district child welfare board and village child protection committee

discussion at the police station, both parents agreed to cancel the marriage.

I am regret giving up my studies. Now the "children of my age are studying in grade 12. I

Campaign against Child Marriage in Kalikot Fourteen year old Tara lives in Kalikot, a remote district in mid western Nepal. Being the eldest of five children, she shoulders responsibility at home of helping her parents while also attending grade five. Despite the burden of household chores, she makes sure she goes to school regularly. A female acquaintance from her village started talking to her about getting married last year. She convinced Tara that she should get married and arranged a match with a 20-year-old man. When Manma Child Club in Kalikot heard about her wedding, five members of the child club, including the president, went to the district police to register a case against the impending wedding. The district police took immediate action and brought in the parents of both sides to discuss what happened. Police officer Hom Narayan explained to both sides about the law against child marriage and how early marriage is violating Tara’s right to develop to full potential as a young girl. After a lengthy

Back at her parents’ home, Tara has started going back to school regularly and is an active member of the child club in her village, including participating in training on child rights. She wants to be a nurse when she grows up.

am realizing the value of education. I am confident to earn money for my education because of this skill development training. I don’t have to do risky work again."

Tara says, “I will not get married until after I am 20. I came to understand about my rights after a training on child rights."

Santosh, 17 former street child now training as electrician who plans to go back to school

Save the Children has been working with the local authorities, and community to make them accountable towards children’s rights as well as training child and youth clubs, village child protection committees, and law enforcement bodies to better support children’s right to protection.

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EDUCATION Our education program focused on 33 districts of the country with special focus on bringing out-of-school children into classroom, early learning avenues for children in their first few formative years and creating active teaching and learning environment in schools. Fifty five percent of early childhood development centers met minimum standards (1,037 of 1,901) which led to children having better access to early learning opportunities. The early childhood development program aimed at easing young children into classroom set up while assisting their overall growth undertook a study on effectiveness of various ECD modalities. The study conducted in Morang, Siraha, Saptari, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Rukum and Bajhang districts by Department of Education, Save the Children, UNICEF and Seto Gurans found the need to define basic education as “pre-primary to grade eight” in place of the “grade one to grade eight” in the draft Education Act. This study also pointed out the need to upgrade the required qualification and remuneration for ECD facilitators who play a significant role in what children learn in their first few years. Over 1,350 out-of-school children graduated from six months long Alternative Education class in which the children received special classes in order to catch up to the grade that matched their age; 73 % of them are in schools now. We supported 957


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Grade one children at a Madrasa in Banke. Save the Children worked with 45 Madrasas of the country in 2011

children with disability with scholarship and materials including wheels chair and stationary to ensure that they are able to go to school just like other children. Under the Nepal Children’s Scholarship Endowment Program 628 children from 15 districts received scholarship to continue and complete various levels of education.

Children enjoy playing and learning at the same time in an early childhood development class in Nawalparasi

Total Direct Reach Children reached Girls 234,894

Boys 240,048

Subtotal 474,942

Adults reached

Save the Children worked with 1,865 schools in 2011. We provided technical and financial support to 532 schools in coordination with School Management Committee, District Education Office, Village and District Development Committees, parents and schools to declare free and compulsory primary education in their schools. Thirty Nine percent schools in our working areas had students participate in School Management Committee, banned corporal punishment and adopted schools as zones of peace.

Women 51,628

Subtotal 112,867

Total 587,809 Total Indirect Reach Children reached Girls 219,673

We continued to train teachers in active teaching and learning methods, teaching material development and build infrastructure. As Save the Children prioritizes disaster risk reduction and children and their family’s safety in the face of disaster, fourteen districts prepared or reviewed their education in emergency plan. We worked with district disaster response committee, education cluster and civil society to develop this plan.

Men 61,239

Boys 214,423

Subtotal 434,095

Adults reached Women 64,774

Men 68,310

Subtotal 133,084

Total 567,179

Districts: Udayapur, Saptari, Sunsari, Mahottari, Dhanusa, Siraha, Baglung, Nawalparasi, Kapilvastu, Pyuthan, Syangja, Palpa, Tanahun, Sindhupalchok, Kavre, Bhaktapur, Banke, Bardiya, Rolpa, Rukum, Salyan, Kalikot, Mugu, Dolpa, Humla, Jumla, Dang, Surkhet, Doti, Bajura, Accham, Kailali, and Kanchanpur

Reading Buddies: Children in Rastriya High School in Bauniya VDC, Kailali are paired up as reading buddies. Older children help their juniors in school to read.

A young girl shows off her drawing at s Healing and eduction through Art at an ECD center in Baglung where children are encouraged to express their feelings through art

The education program faces challenges in adding value to quality program for increasing the learning achievements. The challenges were highlighted in a study conducted by Save the Children’s partner Aasaman Nepal in Dhanusha and Mohatari. The research found that 17 % grade five students, 21% grade four and 27% grade three students in community schools could not write their names in English. Similarly, of the 117 ECD centers examined, only 21 met the minimum standards set by the government. On the expansion of ECD, Aasaman’s study revealed that although the District Education Office in Dhanusha and Mohatari allotted 565 and 454 quotas only 216 and 284 were functional in the two districts.

" I didn't come to school after grade one

four years ago. This year I went to a six months class (Alternative Education Class for out of school children). Then I joined grade one. I like to play with my friend, they also help me with my homework.


Antima, 12 AEP class graduate from Kapilvastu who joined school in grade one after quitting school four years ago to take care of her brothers has reached grade two now.

Healing and Education through Art

Art and creativity, important approaches to learning, provides an opportunity for children to express their feelings and imagination. ECD facilitators who received training on Healing and Education through Art (HEART) introduced drawing and painting as part of their regular curriculum in Kapilvastu and Baglung, providing new avenues of expression for young children who also tell stories about the subject of their art. This pilot project’s year end report showed that HEART contributed to parents and teachers understanding that art is not just a way to keep children engaged in ECD activities but to also positively regulate hyper activeness and negative emotions, in addition to helping encourage imagination and expression in young minds.

Literacy Boost Program takes learning outside the classrooms and into communities and in homes. In Kailali, Kapilvastu, Doti, Accham, Bajura and Bardiya, children come out on holidays to reading camps where they engage in fun activities like reading stories, playing games and singing, an effort to improve children’s reading and language skills. Parents also participate by sitting together with children to read at home.

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HEALTH AND NUTRITION Continuing to focus on supporting the countryÂ’s steady progress towards meeting the UN Millennium Development Goal 4 of reducing deaths of children under the age of five by two thirds by 2015, Save the Children has been supporting the government to set an evidence base for scaling up of the community based newborn care (CB-NCP) under Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) program. Bardiya as the first district to implement CB-NCP showed encouraging results as number of children born in the presence of skilled birth attendants reached 74%, with most of the children born in health facilities. The end line survey of SNL program showed drastic positive trend in number of babies born in health facility which reached 81.5% compared to 33.8% during base line survey. Ninety-four percent babies received care on first and third day of their being born by health workers. Another achievement came in the form of 83% mothers breast feeding newborns within an hour of being born. The CB-NCP program evaluation was completed in the year 2011 and the findings are yet to be shared with the wider audience. It will be followed by development of nationwide scale up plan. The CB-NCP program has now expanded to 25 districts and aims to spread through out the country. Through Nepal Family Health Program, chlorhexidine umbilical swab was applied on 98% babies born in the program areas.


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A female community health volunteer in Nawalparasi counsel pregnant women about risks they might face during pregnancies and safe birth practices

Nisha brings her seven month old daughter Nikita to be weighed at the community outreach clinic hosted at FCHV Lilawati's home in Benauna VDC in Banke.

An innovative integrated nutrition program, initiated in 2010 in Rukum and Banke showed some encouraging results with 71% of mothers being able to state at least three reasons for early, exclusive and extended breast feeding (baseline was 39%). Health workers and female community health volunteers were trained in infant and young child feeding with additional nutrition education sessions being run for mothers and demonstration of how to prepare a balanced meal for child with locally available food. Growth monitoring of children under the age of three was expanded to the level of female community health volunteers which led to more mothers coming to get their babies weighed. This saw 69% children attending the growth monitoring sessions six times a year. Out of 154 children identified as being moderately or acutely malnourished, 138 received referral support and recovered to the level of mild or normal status.

Total Direct Reach

As healthy children perform better and enjoy school more, School Health and Nutrition (SHN) is an important area of work for Save the Children. Over 370 schools carried out SHN activities like deworming, distribution of iron tablets, and annual vision, dental and hearing screening. Health focal teachers conducted regular health education sessions on personal hygiene, hand washing, worm infestation, anemia and Vitamin A deficiency. Save the Children also supported construction of latrines and drinking water supply. At the national front, we worked with Departments of Health Service and Education to develop joint action plan to scale up SHN nationwide.

Children reached Health Nutrition

Boys 76,570 5,223

Girls 71,475 5,180

Subtotal 148,045 10,403

Adults reached Health Nutrition

Men 22,421 1,467

Women 66,414 43,204

Subtotal 88,835 44,671

Total 291,954 Total Indirect Reach Children reached Health Nutrition

Girls 206,292 5,858

Boys 188,066 5,918

Subtotal 394,358 11,776

Adults reached Health Nutrition

Women 72,892 34,418

Men 88,170 29,466

Subtotal 161,062 63,884

Total 631,080 Districts: Sinduli, Banke, Jumla, Jhapa, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Bara, Kanchanpur, Surkhet, Dang, Phyuthan, Salyan, Rolpa, Jumla and Kalikot, Bardiya, Nawalparasi, Baitadi, Siraha, Doti, Bardiya, Kapilbastu and Kailali

Mothers in Baijapur VDC, Banke learn to make super flour, a mixture of rice grain, maize and chick peas which acts as a nutritious complimentary food for children

Human Resource for Health Nepal has 14 health professionals for 10,000 people, much lower than WHO (World Health Organization) recommended 23. Save the Children is collaborating with civil society, government authorities and like-minded agencies to set the issues of this crisis in human resource in health sector, on top of the health sector reform agenda through policy decisions and actions. With focus on Doti, Bardiya and Siraha districts, the Human Resource for Health (HRH) project will analyze situation of human resources situation of health professionals in Nepal, identify needs and priorities to train and retain health professionals, initiate wider debate and campaign for more health workers, to support public sector authorities to implement and monitor HRH management policies so that health workers is within a reach of everyone. A situation analyses has been conducted with Ministry of Health and Population which will be finalized in the earlier part of 2012.

Skilled Birth Attendant Pushpa helped save Banas Ram and Khetrani baby boy after resuscitating the baby for over 35 minutes with bag and mask.

" I come to the growth monitoring session where motherÂ’s bring their children to weigh. When I find that the children are not growing, as they should, I sit down with the mother to discuss what food they are giving their children, about breastfeeding and the facilities available for them to help their childrenÂ’s growth. " Sharmila Community Nutrition Facilitator Benauna, Banke

Creating Caring Communities for Girls: In Pyuthan, health professionals were trained on how to treat adolescents seeking reproductive health services and girls were taken on visits to health centers to make them feel more comfortable accessing health services, including menstrual hygiene needs of younger girls. Young boys and girls participate in puberty education sessions to learn about menstrual and reproductive health.

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HIV AND AIDS Save the Children's HIV and AIDS program target both children and adults, focusing on increasing children's access to HIV related services, advocating for safe behaviour for preventing HIV and AIDS, mobilizing social volunteers against AIDS (SOVAA) and providing care and support to those infected and affected. Strengthening the social network to counter the stigma and raise awareness against HIV and AIDS saw an additional 2,102 children and youth engaged and mobilized in the Social Volunteers against AIDS (SoVAA); brining the total number of volunteers to more than 15,000. The SoVAA networks have been successful in effectively mobilizing local resources from VDCs to support children affected by AIDS and HIV. Program facilitation served 1,343 People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHA) in ensuring HIV and AIDS related services reached them against the target of 1,392. In total 1,988 PLHAs were referred for HIV related services. Similarly, 1,015 PLHA received food and nutrition support under the program while 386 children

School children participating in HIV and AIDS orientation session

Children at a rally organized on World AIDS Day in Bara

received health services and 840 children affected by AIDS received support to continue their education.

Total Direct Reach

Under the advocacy for Children Affected by AIDS (CABA), partnerships with the District AIDS Coordination Committee (DACC) and Village AIDS Committee (VACC) resulted in support to children in 65 VDCs in Tanahu, Jhapa, Morang, Doti and Achham districts. Acceptance and child participation amongst children was reflected in the increase of CABAÂ’s (between the ages of 8-18) engagement in 199 child clubs, which was an increase by 30 % as compared to 2009. At the national level, in partnership UCAAN (Universal Access for Children Affected by AIDS in Nepal) advocacy initiatives were focused to endorse the national CABA guideline drafted by ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare. Likewise, a MOU was reached with the National Center of AIDS and STI Control (2011-2016) to implement the National Strategic Plan 2012-2016 of the National HIV and AIDS program.

Children reached Girls 11,521

Boys 13,444

Subtotal 24,965

Adults reached Women 22,378

Men 25,498

Subtotal 47,876

Total 72,841 Total Indirect Reach Children reached Girls 12,307

Boys 17,599

Subtotal 29,906

Adults reached Women 33,845

Men 32,486

Subtotal 66,331

Total 96,237

Districts: Achham, Doti, Pyuthan, Gulmi, Rolpa, Banke, Morang, Rupandehi, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Makawanpur, Kathmandu, Chitwan, Jhapa, Sunsari, Kaski


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Anshu, who is living with HIV is waiting for her son's third PCR test result that will declare the baby HIV free

SOVAA members sharing information on HIV and AIDs

A shot from condom day celebration event in Bara

Anshu’s baby is free of HIV When Anshu became pregnant with her first child she was happy that she would finally be able to lead a normal life. She had an arranged marriage when she was 16 and her husband died after along illness in India. She remarried when she was 30 and started running a small teashop with her husband. Eight months into her pregnancy, she became very sick. She consulted doctors without finding any remedy. On a doctor’s suggestion, she went to test for HIV at the zonal hospital in Banke. She tested positive for HIV and was immediately put on ARV (anti retroviral) treatment as she was pregnant. Her husband also tested positive for HIV. “We didn’t know much about HIV and AIDS and we were fearful about our future. So, we cried all the time,”she shared. She came in contact with a group of people living with HIV and AIDS who informed her about support she can get from various places to live a healthy life. They requested her to visit community care centre run by Association for Helping the Helpless (AHH) supported by Save the Children’s program funded by the Global Fund. With their help, Anshu visited the center and received ARV treatment for Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV (PMTCT). She stayed at the center for over a month to monitor her condition. Since mother to child transmission can occur during pregnancy, labour and delivery or breastfeeding, she came to the centre once again to have her baby. Soon after, she suffered from tuberculosis as well as low CD4 count. HIV infection leads

to a progressive reduction in the number of T cells expressing CD4. Medical professionals refer to the CD4 count to decide when to begin treatment during HIV infection. While she was suffering from TB, she received assistance from the community care center staff to care for her son. She has recovered now and is back home running the shop and taking care of her baby. She has gained back the weight she lost due to TB. Anshu’s son is eighteen months old now. The baby boy has undergone two PCR test (polymerase chain reaction), a test for under 18 months old child to identify whether the child is infected with HIV or not. The baby is free of HIV so far. Anshu’s family of three is now eagerly waiting for the third and last PCR test which will declare the baby free of HIV infection. They continue to visit community care centre regularly. “What matters most is that my son is free of HIV,” Anshu says, “Fortunately, there is a community care center near our village otherwise a poor family like ours would never have been able to afford the treatment.” Save the Children under the program funded by the Global Fund is delivering prevention, care and treatment service to migrants and their spouse, injecting drug users and people living with HIV and AIDS through 26 local organizations in 17 districts. Nine community care centers are operating to supported PLHAs who are under the anti-retroviral therapy, undergoing PMTCT and treatment of opportunistic infection for care and treatment to people living with HIV and AIDS.

I came to the crisis care center after testing "positive for HIV. I live here with my eight-year-old daughter. I started a small tea shop with a friend from income generation support. I hope that I can earn enough and provide a secure future for my daughter.


Aarati, 30 She lives in a crisis care center supported by Save the Children and recently received income generation support to start her own small enterprise.

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EMERGENCY Under the Emergency and Disaster Management portfolio 28,679 people including 21,806 children benefited from immediate relief support. Response during the September earthquake reflected Save the Children’s dual mandate for emergency with 29,062 children (over 36% of the earthquake affected children) benefitting from our response. The emergency team set up 194 temporary learning centers after the earthquake to ensure continuity to children’s education in the aftermath of the disaster. Likewise, 58 schools damaged by the earthquake were renovated. During the diarrhea outbreak in Daileikh and Achham districts, WASH program interventions reached 90,995 people including 43,916 children. The country program continued to maintain relief stocks for 4,000 families but added 2,652 baby packs, 2,448 student packs and materials for 28 child friendly spaces under the preparedness plan. To address the problems of food security, 7,378 children under five received food support against the contributing labour of their parents in the creation of productive community assets. At the community level, 52 schools were supported to prepare their school safety plan and 12,691 children had access to Light Search and Rescue system. Advocacy and preparing children during emergencies resulted in the District Education Offices

A school in Ilam destroyed by the September 18 earthquake

Children in Temporary Learning Center constructed with support from Save the Children in Shanti Niketan School in Bhojpur

in Udaypur and Rukum endorsing the child centered Disaster Risk Reduction curriculum as an optional subject for grades four and five in 20 schools. Similarly nine districts prepared district disaster preparedness and response plan. Likewise, a self reading material for children “We are Safe”, a book related to children’s right in disaster and emergency was published for children.

Total Direct Reach

On the advocacy front, SC along with its network partners facilitated in helping the government bring out the New Disaster Management Act. Over 100,000 children living in multi-hazardous areas in 17 village development committes and 88 schools from six districts have improved their capacity for disaster risk reducation aided by community and school based DRR action in most vulnerable areas. Roping in the female community health voluteers to improve food security, 63 FCHVs in Mugu district have been trained in Essential Nutrition Action (ENA) to train all mothers, care takers, pregnant and women of reproductive age in their respective wards and villages. Furthermore, all sevel local institutions are now conducting growth of children under the age of three in Mugu.

Children reached Girls 77,351

Boys 76,561

Subtotal 153,912

Adults reached Women 69,503

Men 60,113

Subtotal 129,616

Total 283,528 Total Indirect Reach Children reached Girls 28,371

Boys 28,289

Subtotal 56,660

Adults reached Women 38,338

Men 40,600

Subtotal 78,938

Total 135,598

Districts: Taplejung, Ilam, Bhojpur, Udaypur, Jhapa, Siraha, Kathmandu, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Bajura, Mugu, Jumla, Kalikot, Rukum.


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Disaster risk reduction awareness program goes door to door in Bardiya sharing information on disaster preparedness and response

Community engaged in Light Search and Rescue Training

Earthquake Response An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale affected eastern region of Nepal, as well as the capital Kathmandu, at around 6:25 pm Nepal time on 18 September 2011. With the epicenter along the Nepal-India border; Taplejung district in Nepal and the Indian state of Sikkim, the earthquake affected 18 districts; out of which seven districts in eastern Nepal were severely affected, claiming lives of seven persons, among them 3 children. Estimated 80,600 people were affected. In addition, around 121,275 children were directly affected by the earthquake with 157 school buildings completely or partially damaged in 10 districts. Over 900 schools suffered total or partial damage. More than 33,000 children were unable to go to school. The earthquake highlighted the concern on the underlying problem of resilience of school buildings in Eastern Nepal. Since the earthquake happened on a Sunday evening, ttschools were closed; otherwise, it could have been more loss of lives. Save the Children was the first international humanitarian agency to reach Taplejung and Bhojpur districts to assess the situation to provide relief to the affected population. Save the Children completed the initial phase of immediate relief distribution. A

" I prefer being in the Temporary Learning Centres, it feels fresh and new compared to the old school building. It’s quite exciting learning out here. I like being taught in here. Also if another earthquake were to hit, I feel a lot safer out here. " Sunita, (16) Grade Eight Student in Taplejung

total of 470 sets of shelter kits, along with hygiene kits, were distributed reaching over 2,585 (940 of them children) through its district level partner agency, the local Red Cross chapters in coordination wiht District Disaster Relief Committees (DDRC). Save the Children had set up a total of 194 rooms in Temporary Learning Centres (TLC rooms) in Taplejung (134), Ilam (31) and Bhojpur (30), including renovation support to 58 schools that sustained from minor damages from earthquake. Dil Kumar Rai, Principal of Laxmi Lower Secondary School in Taplejung, where three TLCs have been built says that “parents were concious of the unsafe schools and their lack of resistance to earthquakes, so they didn’t send their children to school in the days following the earthquake. So without these Temporary Learning Centres children wouldn’t be at school or continuing their education.” After the initial relief and response work, Save the Children will now focus on early recovery, child centred disaster risk reduction and reconstruction work in Taplejung and Ilam districts with an effort to reach over 43,000 people affected by earthquake.

Taplejung: Laxmi Lower Secondary School's main school block was severely damaged in September 18th earthquake affecting over 200 children. Save the Children supported building of three temporary learning centers where classes are being conducted for over 75 children until the main school block is rebuilt. In coordination with District Education Office and Nepal Red Cross Society, education materials boxes was also provided to the school along with a disaster preparedness book "We are Safe".

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LIVELIHOOD Save the Children continues to make Livelihood program a priority to support family’s ability to earn a living and creating more livelihood opportunities for young adults. The program’s focus in on how to increase family’s income level and promote food security for children and their families so that they have access to food, healthcare, and education. In order to create employment opportunities for youths, vocational training and on farm income generation training was provided to 2,161 children from marginalized communities. Among them, 68% are now engaged in gainful employment. The training include areas like carpentry, hair-cutting, plumbing, wiring, bicycle and motorcycle maintenance and farming. They are also linked with micro finance institutions through which they can take out loans to start their own business. It is encouraging that girls are also participating in income generation activities, particularly in sewing and vegetable farming. The food security initiative project which concluded in 2011 reported 60% increase in food security from 6,817 households through the concept of kitchen gardening, nutrition education, installation of micro irrigation and seed multiplication. The project was piloted in five mid-western districts – Humla, Mugu, Rukum, Rolpa and Banke.

A young boy filling account opening form at Bank of Kathmandu

We continued to support youths through formation and strengthening of youth clubs and their initiatives. Additional 3,031 youth and children have joined as new members in both existing and new youth clubs, out of which 42% are girls. Save the Children’s initiative to develop affordable micro health insurance products to empower communities to reduce the financial burden of health care and equitable access for vulnerable children and their families is showing results. More than 5,000 people including 2,031 children bought insurance policies in Dhading and Banke district with communities accumulating a total of 1.36 million rupees in premium. Claims by 141 children and 402 adults resulted in communities settling claims worth NRs 316,206. The claims were reported for cost for hospitalization, imaging, laboratory test and even transportation cost during hospitalization. Although in the infancy stage, the pilot project has demonstrated positive results to benefit vulnerable people. In addition, the project has been able to bring changes in health seeking behaviors and demand for services. Being a community ownership initiative, Save the Children has demonstrated that the mutual model for insurance can be managed and operated by community led structures.

Children participate in a street drama event to spread knowledge about saving habits

Total Direct Reach Children reached Girls 25,875

Boys 27,026

Subtotal 52,901

Adults reached Women 51,728

Men 31,377

Subtotal 83,105

Total 136,006 Total Indirect Reach Children reached Girls 79,319

Boys 86,597

Subtotal 165,916

Adults reached Women 83,043

Men 97,054

Subtotal 180,097

Total 346,013

Districts: Taplejung, Ilam, Bhojpur, Udaypur, Jhapa, Siraha, Kathmandu, Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Bajura, Mugu, Jumla, Kalikot, Rukum.


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Maize seed production in Rukum

A primary school dropout, ..... has a vegetable growing business now and makes enough to support herself family and save

Youth Save Can low-income youth afford to save? How to encourage them to develop a saving habit? What would their preference be for a savings product? Save the Children thought the YouthSave project developed a youth and children friendly saving product in alliance with Bank of Kathmandu to help young people start saving. The market research conducted under the Youth Save project in 4 districts gave us an insight into the financial habits of such youth – they do handle money, though the amounts are small and irregular. They mentioned having financial pressures just like adults and they do save in various ways. The savings account developed by the Bank based on the research findings, which is called “BoK Chetanshil Yuva Bachat

" I took out 15,000 (Nepali Rupees) loan to

start vegetable farming and with my family I earn about 800 to 900 rupees ever time I go to hatiya." Rajkumari, 16 A grade one drop out, she joined Saheli Participatory Learning and Action class where she not only became literate but also picked up vegetable farming and business skills. She has paid 16 installments of her loan and invests her profits in expanding her vegetable farm.

Yojana”, was piloted in 4 branches from September to December 2011. Young people received the savings account enthusiastically and accounts were opened, but the biggest hurdle to account opening has turned out to be the documentation requirements, especially for minors. This has emphasized the importance of parental support for young people to be able to save. Over, 2,700 children and youths received orientation on youth savings accounts through financial education workshops. However, only 12.4% of them opened saving account. Based on the pilot period experience, the YouthSave project will prepare for the roll-out in 2012, with hopes to demonstrate that youth savings account can be an effective tool for youth development and financial inclusion.

In Siraha, a vocational training program for out-ofschool children and youth is showing great results. Many young girls have started their own small enterprise like vegetable farming, tailoring and animal rearing, earning enough to support their families as well as invest back in their business. Hair cutting, carpentry, driving and bicycle maintenance are popular training courses among young men.

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BHUTAN PROGRAM Save the Children’s programs in Bhutan focused on education, child protection, and emergency and disaster management in 2011 through six partners. These programs were implemented in partnership with Ministry of Education, Royal Bhutan Police, Zhemgang District Administration, Department of Disaster Management and Thimphu City Cooperation.


Piloted in 2010, the Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) program in Bhutan this year supported two centers in Zhemgang and two in Thimphu. In these ten ECCD classrooms, 235 girls and boys are learning from trained facilitators who teach children through fun and games making their first learning experience interesting. In order to involve parents in ECCD activities, Save the Children conducted meeting with 200 parents and officers of Royal Bhutan Police, and held workshops with parents and facilitators to develop learning materials. At the national level, draft national ECCD policy, endorsed by Ministry of Education last year, is now in the process of being approved for adoption by the Cabinet. Bhutan’s education initiative also focused on Adolescent NonFormal Education which has four core components: life skills education through scouts program, career education, peer helpers and psychosocial counseling for school children, school based parenting education and awareness (SPEA) and programs for adolescents through youth centers. Forty new scoutmasters


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Children learning through playing at an ECCD center in Bhutan

Children in an ECD center

have trained in life skills education (LSE) while 1,400 children participated in LSE program.

six of them enrolled in programs of their choice like continuing school or joining monastic schools. Two children were adopted following the standard rules in the country for adoption. Mobile message, radio and TV announcements were used to create awareness about the centre. The center has now been handed over to local NGO from National Commission for Women and Children.

This year, 26,412 young people used the services available at youth centers in Thimpu, Phuntsholing and Gelephu. The number of youth frequenting youth centers have increased over the years as the baseline figures in 2008 showed there 17,094 youth center service users. Peer helpers program reached over 63,000 children with the training of 253 teachers as counselors in 94 secondary schools. School-based Parenting Education and Awareness (SPEA) program that seeks to encourage parents and guardians to be more involved in their children’s lives saw over 14,000 parents and guardians attend SPEA sessions in 138 schools. Now there are 24 more teachers trained as focal teachers for SPEA sessions. An animation film on SPEA program was developed in English and Dzongkha languages and aired through national television. As part of program for youth, two issues of youth digest (1,000 copies each) was published reaching over 98,000 children.

Child Protection

Child protection program included children without appropriate care and children in contact with the law. A transit shelter “Ryan Ling” which was established in 2010 took in 27 children, who were provided with counseling, health care and nutrition. Nineteen children were reintegrated with their families while

Save the Children partners with Royal Bhutan Police to support children who have come in contact with the law. Seventeen children were released and reintegrated with their families in the year 2011. Parents participated in orientation on the purpose of reintegration and need of family support to these children. Vocational training, two youth forums on HIV and AIDS and first aid and recreational activities were conducted for them.


Emergencies and disaster management is a new area of work for Save the Children in Bhutan. With a focus on preparedness and safety of children during the time of emergency, we conducted two trainings on basic disaster risk reduction, and search and rescue for 74 scoutmasters and 604 children. “Disaster Preparedness and Response for Safe School” a child centered disaster risk reduction, preparedness, basic search and rescue national training curriculum has been developed.

Parents busy preparing learning materials for Royal Bhutan Police ECCD Center

Children and Adults Direct Reach Thematic Area Child Protection Education Emergencies Gross Total Double Count Adjustment Actual people reached




70 41,764 604 42,438 604 41,834

28 15,490 74 15,592 0 15,592

98 28,305 678 5,725 604 57,426

Father's join the education materials development drive for ECCD centers

" We trained disaster focal teachers and scout masters in the field of disaster risk reduction and basic search and rescue in Bhutan. The DRR project had greatly enhanced the knowledge on disaster preparedness and response in the schools and communities. " Sonam Tshewang Program Manager Save the Children - Bhutan Country Office

Children and Adults Indirect Reach Thematic Area Child Protection Education Emergencies Gross total Double count adjustment Actual people reached




97288 2476 99764 3568 96196

100,000 35,438 1,694 137,132 37,132 100,000

100,000 132,726 4,170 236,896 40,700 196,196

This year Save the Children in Bhutan conducted training on basic disaster risk reduction, and search and rescue for scout masters and school children.

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OUR DONORS Austin Hearst Foundation Australian Agency for International Development Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Resources for Save the Children’s country program were contributed by member countries: Norway, USA, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Korea, New Zealand, Italy, Australia, Germany, UK and Canada. Similarly, there were over 30 institutional and private donors who contributed to results we achieved for children. In 2011, our fundraising for partner NGOs saw private and corporate sector from Nepal and abroad support our programs. Through Adopt A School initiative, NCELL, a telecommunication company adopted five schools in Humla, Nawalparasi, Dailekh, Dhanusa and Bajura and supported setting up of five e-Libraries in Nawalparasi, Sindhupalchok, Kailali, Baglung, and Siraha. Nabil Bank and Bank of Kathmandu also adopted a school each in Dang and Baglung respectively. This year, private airline company Yeti Airlines also adopted a school in Mugu. A Swedish IP network company Lynxhedge also adopted three schools in Rukum and Banke districts. Our partnership with private sector also branched out to new avenues with NCELL supporting eight girls in need to start their own micro enterprises and other income generation activities, and provided scholarship to five girls from Karnali region. With facilitation of member countries Australia and Korea, two charity treks were organized to raise fund for health and education program of our partners.

Clas Ohlson Department for International Development (DFID) EuropeAID – European Commission European Commission – Humanitarian Aid & Civil Protection (ECHO) Before: Ratna Higher Secondary School, Bajura

Federal Foreign Office - Germany Fellissimo Frogster Japan International Cooperation Agency John Snow, Inc (JSI) Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Finland

After: Ratna Higher Secondary School new building after NCELL adopted the school

Ministry Of Foreign Affairs -Japan Ministry Of Foreign Affairs –Norway MISEREOR New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT- SDF) Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Popular Nepali folk instrumental band Kutumba performed for Save the Children’s annual fund raising event in 2011 at Patan Durbar Square. The event raised over 200,000 Nepali rupees which will go into establishing a birthing center in Murma VDC of Mugu district through Help Nepal Network. Nepal’s electronic brand Him Star were the title sponsors for the charity event Kutumba also performed at two free concerts in Butwal and Nepalgunj for Every One Campaign.

Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) -USAID Operation Days Work, Norway Patel Foundation Proctor & Gamble RedNose, Royal Norwegian Embassy SONY The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) United Nations Development Programme United Nations World Food Program United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


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OUR PARTNERS Save the Children’s programs are supported by range of partners across Nepal. Our partners in 2011 are listed below: Bhutan Department of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home and Culture Affairs Departments of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Education Royal Bhutan Police Thimphu City Corporation Zhemgang District Administration

Nepal Arunodaya Yuba Club (AYC), Rautahat Asman Nepal, Janakpur Association for Helping the Helpless (AHH), Banke Backward Society Education, Kailali Backwardness Eradication Society (BES), Palpa Banke Unesco Club (BUC), Banke Bhawani Integrated Development Center (BIDC) Siraha Bidhyarthi Jagaran Manch (BIJAM), Bara Centre for Environment and Agriculture Policy Research, Extension and Development (CEAPRED) Child Development Society, Udaypur Child Worker in Nepal Concerned Center (CWIN), Morang Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), Kathmandu Child Workers in Nepal (CWIN), Rukum, Rolpa and Banke Children and Women in Human Rights and Social Service (CWISH), Kathmandu Community Development Center, Doti Community Service Group, Kailali Concern for Children Environment for Nepal (CONCERN), Kathmandu Dalit NGO Coordination Committee (DNGOCC), Dang Dalit Welfare Organization (DWO), Bardiya Development Concern Society (DECOS), Rolpa District Education Office (DEO), Kavre District Public Health Office (DPHO), CSO, NSA – Bardiya Federation of Nepalese Journalist Regional Coordination Committee (FNJ RCC), Surkhet Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Rupandehi Federation of Nepali Journalists, Kailali

Federation of Nepali Journalists, Morang Federation of Sexual & Gender Minorities-Nepal (FSGMN), Kathmandu Gaja Youth Club (GYC), Baglung Gangotri Gramin Bikash Manch (GGBM). Achham Godawari Plus, Kailali Government of Nepal, WDO - Doti, Accham, Bajura Hoste Hainse Child Development Society, Tanahun IDE Nepal Indreni Samaj Kendra (ISK), Palpa Indreni Service Society (INSES) - Siraha Jagriti Mahila Maha Sangh (JMMS), Kathmandu Jana Jyoti Community Development Center, Pyuthan Kalika Development Centre, Pyuthan Kalika Self-reliance Social Centre (KSSC), Kapilvastu Karnali Integrated Rural Development and Research Centre (KIRDARC), Karnali Mahila Atmanirbharta Kendra (MANK), Sindhupalchok Mission East (ME) Nangsal Association, Kavre National Association of PLHA in Nepal (NAP+N), Kathmandu National Federation of Women Living with HIV & AIDS (NFWLHA), Kathmandu National NGOs Network Group Against AIDS-Nepal (NANGAN), Kathmandu National Rural Community Development Center (NRCDEC), Gulmi Nepal Family Health Program, Kathmandu Nepal HIV/AIDS Alliance (NEHA), Kathmandu Nepal National Dalit social Welfare organization (NNDSWO), Kathmandu Nepal National Social welfare association (NNSWA) - Kanchanpur Nepal Red Cross Society - Bhojpur, Jhapa, Ilam, Taplejung Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), Banke, Jumla, Mugu Nepal Red Cross Society Midwestern Regional Coordination Committee (NRCS RCC), Banke Nepal STD and AIDS Research Center (NSARC), Rolpa NFHP – Banke, Jumla, Kalikot, Dailekh, Dang, Pyuthan, Rolpa, Dailekh NIRDHAN Nepal NRCS Baitadi, Kailali Oppressed & Tribal Caste Development Council, Arghakhachi

Participatory Effort at Children Education and Women Initiative Nepal (PEACEWIN) Bajura Reconstruction and Research Development Centre (RRDC), Mugu Recovering Nepal (RN), Kathmandu Recovering Nepal, Lalitpur Rukumeli Social Development Centre (RSDC), Rukum Rural Society Development Center, Sunsari Safer Society (SS), Surkhet Samaj Sewa, Doti Sathi Samuha, Kathmandu Seto Gurans Child Development Center, Baglung Seto Gurans Child Development Center, Tanahun Seto Guras Child Development Service – Mahottari Shahara Syangja, (SS) Syangja Shakti Milan Samaj, Kathmandu Shakti Samuha, Kathmandu Shreepuraj Community Development Centre Social Awareness Centre (SAC), Surkhet Social Development Forum (SDF), Banke Social Rise Help Center (SRHC), Palpa Social Service Centre (SoSeC), Dailekh Society for Environment Education Development (SEED), Dang SOVAA Support & Coordination Team, Jhapa Srijana Community Development Center (SCDC) Siraha Sunshine Social Development Organization (SSDO), Kapilvastu Support and Care Rehabilitation Center (SNC), Chitwan Tanahun Supportive Group (TSG), Tanahun Team Organizing Local Institution (TOLI), Pokhara Tuki Sangh Sunkoshi Association, Sindhupalchok Under Privileged Children’s Association (UPCA) Sunsari Underprivileged Children’s Education Right Program (UCEP), Bhaktapur Women Development Office (WDO) (in association with BUC) Women for Human Right (WHR) (in association with SAC) Women Self Help Center (WSHC), Lamjung Working for Access and Creation, Nepal Youth Empowerment Trust Nepal, Saptari

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EVENTS 2011 CEOs visit Nepal

Everyone on Everest

Led by CEO Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive Officers of Save the Children member countries met in Kathmandu from 10 - 11 February for a meeting to commit to Save the Children becoming one entity and to recognize Nepal and Bhutan country offices as the first programs to transition to Save the Children International. On the sidelines, CEO Whitbread also made public appeal to the government to draft a constitution that would be meaning for the children.

American explorer and adventurer Charlie Whittmack carried EVERY ONE flag to the top of Mr. Everest on 6 May, completing the world’s toughest triathlon, spanning 10,000 miles over 11 months. Charlie coming forward to raise funds for the Everyone campaign in Nepal is an example of how individuals, groups and organizations can be part of the campaign to stop children from dying needlessly.

Santas from Korea – SC Korea trek to Nepal

SC Australia fund raising trek In November, 20 volunteers and staff from Save the Children Australia travelled to Nepal and trekked to Annapurna ranges. The Australians raised funds in their country of over NRs. 7.5 million for children in Nepal to support construction of three schools and health program in Kavre district. They travelled through difficult road for almost 3 hours and hiked for more than 3 hours to reach the village they supported and worked along with the community to build a school.


In April, 11 Korean volunteers hiked up four hours to Subhakamana Primary School in Budhakhani VDC in Kavre. They had raised NRs 1,815,000 for the school which only had a thatched huts where 53 children studied. The fund raised went towards building of 4 classrooms, learning materials, carpeting and furniture, separate toilet for girls and boys, drinking water facility, playground and a school library. The Koreans along with the community work on the construction for few days.

Yeti Airlines Boarding passes

Italian Comedian visit to Banke

As part of Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, Yeti Airlines came forth to carry message of newborn, child and mother’s health in all of their boarding passes. All Yeti boarding passes now carry message of safe birth, nutrition, and newborn care. This is part of popular mobilization pillar of Save the Children’s global campaign Every One to ensure that children do not die of preventable and treatable causes.

Italian Actor Gianni Covatta, Save the Children’s artiste ambassador for Every One campaign in Italy visited Banke and Bardiya districts in September to understand and film short documentary on health status of children under the age of five for fund raising. He paid visit to mothers and children, attended growth monitoring sessions and even cooked ‘leeto’ alongside mothers and created content on site inspired by what he saw.

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Sarwanam for Everyone

Kutumba’s three concerts for EVERYONE

Popular Nepali theatre group Sarwanaam staged street plays toured Kapilvastu, Pyuthan and Nawalparasi districts from 21 to 27 March 2011. The play took messages of pressing issues like newborn deaths, maternal mortality, early marriage and child survival among students and their parents in the community.

Everyone Campaign in Nepal went musical in November with Kutumba traveling to Butwal and Nepalgunj to perform free concerts voicing messages of child survival with their brand of typical Nepali folk tunes. Attended by over 6000 people, the concert was sponsored by Him Star, Nepali consumer electronic brand. Students, youths, government officials, civil society, media, private sector and health workers enjoyed Kutumba’s signature folk music while supporting the Every One Campaign. Local organization Butwal United and Banke Ueseco Club actively participated in organizing these concerts which were also telecasted live through local FMs. The series of concerts concluded with a fundraiser concert at Patan Museum on 25 November through which we raised over 200,000 Nepali rupees two hundred thousand to support construction of a birthing centre in Murma VDC of Mugu district.

President of Nepal launches book on girl education On 31 May 2011, National Campaign for Education Nepal (NCEN) celebrated the Global Action Week 2011 for education hosting an event titled “Big Story Telling” in which a book Ma Hunuko Katha (story of my existence) a recollection of women recounting their struggle for education was launched by Rt. Hon. President of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav.

Student Flash Mob Hatemalo Sanchar, Sangati, students of Nepal School of Social Work, K&K International College, Bright Vision College, Loo Niva, Thames, Classic College and ECCA stated a flash mob style rallies in Kathmandu and Lalitpur for the rights of children under the age of five on and to submit a petition to Ministry of Health as part of Every One Campaign.

Caps from Hong Kong reach Mugu The bagful of caps knitted by Save the Children supporters in Hong Kong and Mother Care Hongkong and Shanghai employees reached Mugu district health office in May 2011. It was handed over to district hospital in Mugu. The first baby to get this gift of cap was three month old baby girl who was brought to district hospital to be treated for septicemia. Her mother had to walk six hours to get to the hospital.

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Save the Children Nepal Bhutan Annual Report 2011  

Annual Review of Save the Children's work in Nepal and Bhutan for the year 2011

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