Government of Nepal
Ministry of Finance
AID MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR NEPAL
Street Child has seen significant outcomes: to date, 1650 beneficiaries have participated in the learning intervention with 45 transitioned to school – a tremendous success in communities where 100% of girls have dropped out of school at age 10. 792 beneficiaries have participated in the livelihoods intervention and transitioned into enterprise establishment or employment; of the 114 beneficiaries assessed to date, 100% are reporting an immediate increase in income. 1650 beneficiaries have participated the life skills support circles and report improved participation in household, marital and reproductive decisions. A pathbreaking Annual Status of Education Report has formed the foundation for efforts to advocate and increase accountability towards the Musahars and other marginalised groups in Nepal.
The project has suffered significant setbacks, with the suspension of classes as a resistance from National Nepal Musahar Society. However, we reflect on this as a positive, productive challenge that has resulted in transparent, trusting relationships with Musahar representatives, and in a close, collaborative partnership [most evident in the recruitment of Musahar members into Street Child]. Street Child recognises that the short-term impact on project implementation is outweighed by the long-term impact of increased leadership, representation and voice in the communities - more important than ever as our reliance on local level action and ownership is increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We have established a positive, productive forum for working with the National Nepal Musahar Society; regular meetings are allowing them to raise concerns, call for responsiveness and coordinate responses [and are incorporated into our project plans]. A sense of a shared partnership and strengthened ties and trust have had a significant impact in allowing the smooth resumption of project implementation
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