Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Past, Ongoing and Upcoming Projects and Initiatives

With grant support from DFID/UNDP, GERUWA has been implementing the HIV/AIDS prevention programme targeting to mobile population and their families covering the whole Bardiya district and conducting HIV prevention though education and awareness, STI treatment, volunteer counselling and testing. Beside, it has also been working for HIV/AID prevention through awareness raising in Banke, Kailali, Surkhet and Dang district. Moreover, it also involved in the capacity building of CBOs, clubs, CBO networks, peace networks, local NGOs of the mid-western region on HIV/AID, social mobilization, conflict transformation and peace building. GERUWA in partnership with 'Support of Peace and Development Initiatives (SPDI/UNDP) implemented a conflict mitigation and social development programme targeting to internally displaced people (IDPs) and other victims from armed conflicts like formation of their groups, building their confidence through trainings, support for income generating activities and rehabilitation of them in the host communities and reintegration of their own place. GERUWA has also been actively involved in formation and mobilization of peace networks, civil society networks at VDC, district and regional level, campaigning and dialogues between warring parties, conducting community peace building initiatives and promotion for peaceful resolution of community conflicts.

Moreover, GERUWA have been supporting the communities, CBOs and local governments to practice the participatory, bottom up and inclusive development process and promotion of local democracy through constructive social dialogues, institutional and leadership development of CBOs, NGOs and local government organizations, training and facilitation and knowledge sharing. The partnership with CBOs and their networks, VDCs, municipalities, VDCs, DDCs and civil society organizations including private sector have resulted greater impact of development, democracy and peace initiative projects. GERUWA has gained profound experiences about social mobilization process, capacity building and mobilization of existing CBOs and their networks which bring significant change in reducing poverty through promotion of local ownership and governance, strengthening the local democracy and peace building mechanisms.

The major projects and activities implemented by GERUWA in the past are summarized below.

S/N Period Covered (MM/YY) Project Title Core Activities Client Region/Place of Assignment Support Agency
1.   1993 to 1999 Out of School Programme (NFE) NFE-Adult Literacy Classes
  • Class formation
  • Training for Facilitator
  • Management Community formation
  • Class Implementation
  • Examination  Other School Enrolment
  • Identification of illiterate women and form group to run class
15000 Literate 11 VDCs of Bardiya district
(Rajapur Area)
2. 1993-1997 Community Forestry Support Program
  • Local community meeting
  • Increase Community Forest
  • Coordination with District Forestry Office Gulariya and Forestry Range  post in Rajapur
  • Seedling Distribution to support Plantation activities
Community Forestry Groups 7 VDC area of  project target groups and households beneficiaries District Forest Office Gulariya and Rajapur Range Post Bardiya
3. January 1999-September 2002 HIV/AIDS and STD Prevention Programme
  • Peer education
  • STD treatment
  • SHP support and social marketing of contraceptive
  • IEC and BCC materials production and distribution
1750 migrants workers and their families 5 VDCs of Bardiya district Save the Children Kathmandu
4. November 2000 - April 2003 Reflect Programme of HSSP/ GTZ
  • Reflect classes
  • Awareness on reproductive heath and women issues
300 women of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities 3 VDCs of Bardiya i.e. Rajapur, Taratal and  Sanoshree HSSP/ GTZ Kathmandu
5. January  2001- November 2004 Freed Kamaiya Food Security Project
  • Saving & credit groups formation and mobilization
  • Cooperative formation and mobilization
  • Support the groups for IG activities
  • Community mobilization for labour based infrastructures
7390 Freed Kamaiya Households 28 VDC and 1 Municipality of Bardiya district RPN (Rural Programmme Nepal) GTZ Kathmandu
6. December 2003 - December 2004 Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction Project
  • Group strengthening and mobilization
  • Conducting agriculture related IGA training
  • Cash/kind and technology support to the freed Kamaiya groups
Freed Kamaiya households
25 VDCs of Bardiya district User Group Kathmandu
7. February 2004-January 2005 Conflict Minimization and Social Development Project (CMSDP)
  • IDP group formation
  • Confidence building
  • Support IDP/Victim group/individual for IGA
  • Training on conflict management, HR, DNH, UN IDP guideline
  • Campaigning and dialogue with  warring parties for conflict transformation
  • Networking for peace building & social healing
300 HHs of
IDPs and conflict victims of the Bardiya
3 VDCs of Bardiya district Rajapur, Bhimmapur and Badalpur SPDI\UNDP Kathmandu
8. June 2006- 15 July  2011 Comprehensive Package for Mobile Population and their Families Project (CPMPFP) Bardiya
  • Peer Mobilization
  • Volunteer counselling and testing
  • STI treatment
  • Awareness raising
  • Lobby against social stigma and discrimination to over HIV/AIDS
  • Media Mobilization
Mobile population and their families Bardiya District
(31 VDC 1 municipality
Hiv\AIDS Unite Kathmandu
9. January 2005 to December 2007 Community Based Sanitation and Hygiene Program
  • Sanitation and Hygiene Awareness
  • ODF
  • Hand pup
  • Health Camp
  • School Sanitation
  • Hand Wash
Freed Kamaiaya Area in Bardiya District 28 VDC in Bardiya District
3480 household
Nepal Shwosthaya ko lagi khanepani
10. June 2006- Dec 2010 Rural Access Improvement Decentralization Project
(Consultancy services for social aspect of RAIDP)
  • Social mobilization
  • Workshops, training and meetings
  • Project monitoring, socio-economic survey and community audit
  • Social screening for community driven development
About 45000 households of  project target groups and beneficiaries Group I  three districts of RAIDP namely Banke, Bardiya and Kailali Rural Access Improvement and Decentralization Project (RAIDP) (DoLIDAR)
11. 1 February 2009 to 15 November. 2010 Comprehensive Package for Migrants Population and their Families Program In Rolpa
  • Peer Mobilization
  • Volunteer counselling and testing refer
  • STI treatment refer
  • Awareness raising
  • Lobby against social stigma and discrimination to over HIV/AIDS
Migrants population and their families 12 VDC Migrants Area of the Rolpa District Save the Children Kathmandu
12.   1 November 2009 to June, 2012 Prevention on Human trafficking,  Safe migration and Gender based Violence
  • Awareness raising
  • Scholarship
  • Press group formation
  • Go and stake holder networking
  •  Various Issues Training as gender
Migrants Population and Human trafficking Risk Families 3 VDC (Shanoshree, Taratal and Kalika) Gulariya Municipality in  Bardiya Districts Karitas Nepal4
13. July 2011 to Dec. 2011 Public Hearing and compliance monitoring
  • Enhance the capacity of CBOs member, WCF and CAC member
  • Participatory consultation with the relevant key development stakeholder
  • Orient member of CBOs leading by marginalized and disadvantaged in terms of good governance
  • Public discussion\Group interaction
  • Organize public hearing events
  • Documentation and sharing of the key finding.
Stakeholder Local government 5 VDC Baridya LGAF
Government of Nepal
14. Nov.  2011 to Jan. 2016 Breaking Barriers (Marginalised Women and Girlsaccess safe
  • Advocacy\Workshop
  • Capacity Building Training
  • Community Mobilization
  • IEC|BCC Material Distribute
Marginalised Women and girls 5 VDC Bagnaha, Dhodari, Baniyabhar, Magaragadi, Dhadhawari CREHPA\Nepal
15. 1 May 2013 to  31 Dece. 2013 Programme for accountability in Nepal
  • District level orientate on program
  • Consultation meeting with service providers
  • Observation in  the first round of practicing community score card
  • Follow up of joint action plan
VDC, DDC, local service providers,local development stakeholders, Khairapur, Kalika and soruwa VDC in Bardiya District Centre for international Studies and cooperation
16 14 april to 16 July 2014 Local Adoption Plan of Action (LAPA)
  • Stakeholder Meeting and Workshop
  • Awareness and sensitization
  • Street Drama
  • Agriculture Support
  • Dirking Water and sanitation
  • Flood preparation sensitization
  • Provide Services through social mobilise
5 VDC area of  project target groups and households beneficiaries 5 VDC in Bardiya (Gola, Pathabhar, Khairichandanpur, Manau and sivpur District Development Committee (DDC) Bardiya 
17 1 May 2015 to  30 April . 2016 District Level Social Mobilisation Programme Chure area of Bardiya district
Social Mobilization
60 percent area is under the Chure range of the total area of Bardiya district. Chure area of Bardiya district President Chure-Terai Madhesh Conservation Development Board.
18. August  2015 to December,. 2016 Programme for accountability in Nepal
  • District level orientate on program
  • Consultation meeting with service providers
  • Observation in  the first round of practicing community score card
  • Follow up of joint action plan
VDC, DDC, local service providers,local development stakeholders, 10 VDC Bardiay District Centre for international Studies and cooperation
19. 1 January 2016 to April 2018 Mohanpur Pigey Business Farm
  • Capacity Building
  • Community Mobilization
  • Income Generation
  • Community Business
Poor Community Targeted People Basgadhi Municipality Mohanpur Vilage  PAF/Nepal Government, Kathmandu
20. 14 March 2010 to April 2018 People Participatory Poverty Alleviation Programme
  • Community Mobilization
  • Facilitation and Awareness
  • Capacity Building
  • Social Mobilization
  • Income Activities Support
  • Infrastructure
Poor Community Targeted People 6 VDCs (Deudakala, Dhadawar, Kalika, Mahamatpur, Baniyabhar and Bhimapur) in Bardiya PAF/Nepal Government, Kathmandu
21. July 2007 to June 2018 Community Based Maternal,  Neonatal and Child Health Programme
  • Number of mother groups formed
  • Number of pregnant women receiving ANC service
  • Number of pregnant women referred to Health Care Center for delivery
  • Number of child referred for immunization in Health Care Center (0-1 years)
  • Health Education to Mother and Husband
Pregnant women group and child Banke and Bardiya District Plan International
22. 1 June 2018 to October 2018 (First Phase) Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Health and Development (USHHD)
  • Sanitation Conference
  • Fund Raising Activities
  • Total Sanitation indicator wise team formation
  • Indicator wise flag installation
  • Supervision
13 government schools of Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan, Banke Nepalgunj Sub-metropolitan, Banke SNV Nepal (Netherlands Development Organization
23. July 2018 to December 2018 Care and Gender Transformative Parenting Project
  • Nutrition and Hygiene Promotion Activities in PWG
  • Interaction with HFOMC, husband & mother/father-in-laws, commmunity leaders and other's for the advocacy on improving status of health of pregant mother's
  • Support to strenghten BC/PHC/ORC of PWG program
  • Support HF in local level planning process to incorporate RCES/FH related programs
  • Support first aid kit to the ECCD center
Pregnant and children of Banke and Bardiya Rajapur & Madhuwan Municipality of Bardiya and Janaki & Duduwa Rural Municipality & Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan (ward number 21 & 22) of Banke Plan International
24. January 2019 to December 2019 Child-DREAM Project
  • On the job coaching for supervisors on Gender Transformative dialog
  • Training of community level facilitators on gender transformative dialog approach
  • On the job coaching of the community level facilitators on gender transformative dialog approach
  • Meeting/s with village leaders and representatives of all households in the village
  • Conduct positive parenting program steering community meetings
Girls and boys grow up healthy from the start in and environments providing equal opportunity as parents and care givers socialize them in a gender equal and inclusive manner Ward 3,4,5 & 9 of Thakurbaba Municipality of Bardiya Plan International
25. April 2019 to August 2020 Promoting Gender Equality through School WASH Project
  • Baseline Survey
  • Child and MHM club re/formation
  • Install deep tube well (submersible)
  • Installation of filteration system
  • Repair and Maintainence of School Toilets
  • Construction of CGD friendly and washing stations
  • Drainage construction
  • MHM rest room establishment
  • Installation of Sanitary pad vending machine and incineration
  • Conducted Mock-droll and capacity building events
School PTA, SMC, Child club and MHM club Parbhat Secondary School (Baijanath Rural Municipality-5, Banke) Plan International
26. August 2018 to December 2020 Prayaas - SAFA Water Project (improve water quality and sanitation Service in Health Care Facilities and surrounding communities) and Blue School (Phase I - WASH in Schools)

SAFA Water

  • Capacity building and awareness raising activities in WASH
  • Water quality testing (twice a year)
  • Installation/Rehabilitation of hygiene sanitation and water supply system in communities and health facilities (CGD friendly)
  • Ceramic filter distribution
  • Formation of DPAC/MPAC with various meetings, workshops at municipality and community level


Blue School

  • Construction of CGD friendly WASH infrastructure in schools
  • Water quality test in schools
  • MHM and child club formation
  • Capacity building, CPIE, leadership trainings to students
Community people, HFOMC, Health Facility Staffs, FCHVs including children, Schools, students

SAFA Water

  • Barbardiya, Rajapur, Thakurbaba, Madhuwan & Basgadhi Municipality and Geruwa & Badaiyatal Rural Municipality of Bardiya


Blue School

  • 7 Schools of Basgadhi and Badaiyatal of Bardiya
Terre des hommes foundation
27. Support Rajapur Municipality to implement  component  3 supplementary tasks : COVID-19 Response Activities September 15, 2020 to January 14, 2021
  • Municipal economic recovery plan development
  • Help Desk establishment
  • Design, Implementation and monitoring of cash transfer program (CCG and CFW)
  • Conduct private sector landscape assessment
  • Micro, Medium and Small enterprise (MSME) support
  • Improve access to government assitance and low interest loans
400 HHs plus 197 enterprise Rajapur Municipality of Bardiya USAID Dai Tayar Nepal

In partnership with development organizations, government agencies, local governments and CBOs, GERUWA has been implementing three major project in the mid and far western development region. It has been providing consultancy services for the social aspect of Rural Access Improvement and Decentralization Project (RAIDP) in Banke, Bardiya and Kailali district since July 2007.

Similarly, GERUWA has been implementing Comprehensive Package of Mobile Population and Their Families Project (CPMPFP) covering whole Bardiya district i.e. 31 VDCs and 1 municipality with technical support from UNDP and financial support of DFID since June, 2006 and same programme Comprehensive Package of Mobile Population and Their Families Project (CPMPFP) covering Rolpal district 12 VDCs an with technical support from Save the Children US and financial support of Global fund since February 2008 Further, a project entitled "Community Based Integrated Mother and Child Health Project (CBIMCHP) has been operation in 28 VDCs Banke district and 6 VDCs Bardiya district with technical support of DPHO, Banke and DHO Bardiya and support from Plan Nepal.

The summary of ongoing major projects and initiatives are presented as follows.

S/N Period Covered Project Title Core Activities Targeted Beneficiaries Funding Organizations Region/ Place of assignment
1. July 2019 - June 2020 Strengthening community Resilient through DRR/CCA and WASH Project
  • Peer educator and volunteer development
  • Capacity building peer educator, child club, MHM club, teacher on Gender Transformative Approach
  • Community Mobilization for WASH and disaster
  • Media Mobilization 
  • Clean Home Declaration
Community of Banke and Bardiya Plan International Rajapur, Barbardiya & Thakurbaba Municipality of Bardiya and Janaki Rural Municipality of Bardiya
2. 1 January 2016 to December 2021 Women Health Programme
  • Increase women's access to medical abortion through distribution of Metabone in the private sector by December 2019
  • Increase women's access to medical abortion through 15 OK and 4 K+ facilities
  • Expand the availability of long acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) by insertion 20488 IUCD and 107 implant in the private sector by December 2019
  • Improve consumer perceptions and demand for LARC
  • Improve environment for IUCD service provision through private sector
Improving women's reproductive health of Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Doti and Accham districts increasing LARC by insertion 20488 IUCD, 107 Implant, 34 MVA 1045 MA and 360 PAFFD-IUCD and implant PSI (Population Service International) 6 Districts (Banke, Bardiya, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Doti and Accham)
3. January 2021 to December 2021 PRAYAAS-II
  • Capacity Building and Awareness raising activities in WASH
  • Water quality testing (twice a year)
  • Installation/Rehabilitation of hygiene, sanitation and water supply system in communities and health facilities
  • Ceramic filter distribution
  • Construction of WASH infrastructure in schools
  • Formation of child club and MHM club in schools
  • Capacity building, leadership, CPIE trainings to students
Community people, HFOMC, Health facility staffs, FCHVs including chldren, schools students Terre des hommes foundation Bardiya district
4. 15 February 2019 to December 2021 PRAYAAS - Maternal and Newborn Health (Strengthening community and health system readiness for improved perinatal health outcomes)
  • Improved access to quality essential MNH services through strengthen community and health system readiness
  • Onsite coaching to staff nurse, ANM in birthing centers
  • Distribution of essential basic birthing center equipments to BCs
  • Establishment of skill lab
Perinatal period i.e. mother and child Tdh Lausanne Swizerland Bardiya District
5. 1 September 2019 to April 2022 Adolescent Youth Project
  • Social Mapping of cluster/contact points/structures for youth engagement
  • Mobilize mobile service providers (ANMs) and district program officers for interpersonal communication and counseling
  • Conduct schools/college-based events to reach adolescents and youth with FP/RH messages in five districts
  • Conduct community based advocacy meetings/events targeting identifed adolescent and youth clusters in collaboration with local adolescent/youth focused stakeholders
  • Conduct Musical Mela/Fair targeting adolescents and youths at municipal level in collaboration with local youth stakeholders
  • Establish Adolescents and youth friendly information corner with stocks of IEC materials as per the project IEC album at each network facilities and possible nearest schools
  • Participate project staff (Youth Project Officers, ANMs, Youth Project Managers) in PSI/Nepal organised youth SBCC trainings

The aim of this project is to improve the level of knowledge and ensure availability of contraceptives to adolscents and youth aged 15-24. It also facilitates to build capacity of service providers who expected to work as change agents at grassroot levels.

PSI (Population Service International) 4 Districts (Banke, Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur)
6. September 2020 to July 2021 Youth led MHM Project
  • Child and MHM club re/formation
  • Install deep tube well (submersible)
  • Installation of filteration system
  • Construction of CGD friendly toilets and washing stations
  • MHM rest room establishment
  • Installation of sanitary pad vending machine and incineration
  • Support of girls events in community and schools for MHM awareness
  • Capacity building events
School PTA, SMC Child club and MHM club Plan International Shimha Secondary School (Barbardiya Municipality-11, Bardiya)
7. August 2020 to December 2021 Urban Sanitation and Hygiene for Heath and Development (USHHD)
  • Formative research to establish baseline
  • BCC materials development and testing
  • City Sanitation Plan Development
  • Disability Inclusive Development (DID) training
  • Engagement with vulnerable areas in slums
  • M/S-WASH-CC meetings
  • Multi stakeholder meeting
  • Safety Tank Emptying entrepreneur and professional development
6000 households SNV Nepal 10 ward of Nepalgunj sub-metropolitan, Banke


Priority project and initiatives in immediate, intermediate and long-term interventions are presented hereunder in priority.


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