Projects

Stop the violence – CAMPAIGN

26August, 2017

STOP THE VIOLENCE – PROJECT

After the earthquake in 2014, there has been a number of filed cases girls being altered to the violence especially living in open areas and in the temporary tents. This Stop the Violence – project focuses on raising awareness on the situation and encouraging scouts to take a stand against it by training scout leaders and teachers on what to do and alternatives for reacting it. After the training and peer support the scout leaders and teachers are more aware and can act if they suspect on of their scouters or student is being/has been violated. In the last phase of the project, the trained leaders and teachers will organize Stop The Violence awareness programme for their district about children’s rights & safety education.
The Nepal Scouts has worked on the Child Protection Policy (inside Stop the Violence-programme)
 

The theme of the Project:

Implementing the child protection policy in Nepal Scouts and having Stop the Violence – training on safety education in the most earthquake-affected areas.

Main Aim/Objectives:

  • Increase awareness on what to do when violence occurs among students, leaders and scouts
  • Scouts taking part of social awareness and act if suspected something.
  • Using scout units to prevent abusing of children.
  • Roll out of WAGGGS VAV curriculum.
 

Geographical Working Area:

  • 3 districts, where violence has occurred most after the earthquake and where there are scout units
  • Main focus on grass root level units in three pilot districts
  • Initially districts Kavre, Sindhupalchowk & Bhaktapur
 

Main Activities

  • STV Activate (Training leaders in WAGGGS Voices Against Voilence Curriculum): 5 days training for altogether 30 leaders and teachers in Kakani International Scouts Centre
  • Training/launching event (Stop the Violence training/ safety education, e.g. what are the human rights, how to deal with situations, how would one stop/interfere with violence Interactive.)
  • Trained participants plan and implement STV awareness programme for their community in their district
  • Awareness raising of scouts & teachers: organized activities by participants at local level increases the awareness of the whole community
  • Material needs to be translated in Nepali as the people in remote areas may not speak well English
  • Follow-up, Monitoring & Evaluation and Planning Ahead
 

Results:

  • Child Protection Policy implemented in Nepal Scouts.
  • 30 Leaders and teachers are trained in human rights/safety education.
  • Scouts and teachers in three districts have participated in human rights/safety education
  • Leaders are trained and ready to deliver WAGGGS VAV Curriculum.
  • Trainers have planned and implemented STV Programme and children’s rights & safety education in their districts.
  • Awareness of child’s/human rights has increased in the districts.
 

Partnership Project

This is the joint project between Guides and Scout of Finland and Nepal Scouts.

Messenger of Peace

26August, 2017

Introduction of Messengers of Peace (MOP)

Messengers of Peace is a World Scout Committee initiative designed to promote and recognize service projects that contribute to world peace.

Goal

The goal of Messengers of Peace is to inspire millions of young men and women throughout the world to work closer toward achieving peace. Using state-of-the-art social media, the initiative lets Scouts from around the world share what they’ve done and inspire fellow Scouts to undertake similar efforts in their own communities. The result will be a mosaic of stories, data, and results showing the impact of the Scout movement—a tool for recruiting members, assuring parents, inspiring donors, and making existing members proud to be Scouts.

Who runs the program?

The initiative is inspired by the World Scout Committee, administered by the World Scout Bureau, and driven by youth volunteers worldwide. Participation by the Boy Scouts of America is being coordinated by the International Department and a team led by Peter E. Hyman.

How did the initiative come about?

The initiative stems from the 10-year-old Gifts for Peace program, which has inspired over 10 million Scouts in 110 countries to work toward peace in their local communities. After hearing about this work, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia noted that “Scouts are the messengers of peace.” He and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, honorary chair of the World Scout Foundation, formally launched the Messengers of Peace initiative in September 2011.

YESS Girls Movement

26August, 2017

Introduction

  • This project aims at giving young women (18-25 years) from WAGGGS Member Organizations in Africa and Asia Pacific an opportunity of a six-month international experience. This experience gives the young women a platform to be change agents and make a meaningful contribution to both their home and host countries.
  • The YESS Girls Movement has deliberate connections to other WAGGGS Global Programmes including the World Thinking Day, Free Being Me, Nutrition International, Surf Smart, the New Leadership Offer, Financial Literacy, Arlen Barlow and the Leadership and Sustainability.
  • Likewise, Nepal Scouts plan to continue undertaking all the YESS Activities beyond the funded period.
 

Thematic area of project: Youth and Gender

 

Project duration

Exchange project period: 6 years
 

INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK

Profiles of all partners in the partnership PARTNER MISSION VISION PARTNER CONSTITUTION  THEMATIC AREA
WAGGGS To enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world All girls and young women are valued and take action to change the world Civil society Youth & Gender
Nepal Scouts To enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential to be responsible citizens of the world By 2020, with 60,000 members is a self-reliant, well managed premier youth movement with a positive image civil society Youth, and community
 

Expected results of the exchange project for Nepal Scouts

Nepal Scouts is sending the three participants in 2018. When they return, they will support their association to achieve the following results:-
Baseline status (point of departure) Expected result of project Measurement methods/indicators for expected results
1 Not many young leaders know about Stop the Violence Campaign; and Free Being Me initiatives Train young leaders about STV and free being me 200 girls trained about STV and free being me
2 Very low representation of youth at the National Council and National Executive levels of Nepal Scouts Increased interest of participation of youth in Nepal Scout‟s National Council and National Executive Committee Number of young women below 35 years who contest to be on the National Council and National Executive Committee levels.
3 No representation of international volunteers for the national jamboree National jamboree preparation and participation YESS girls participate as volunteers in the national jamboree

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES PARTNER

Partners Activities
Nepal Scouts On return from the exchange, the Nepal YESS Participants will:-
  •  Report to Nepal Scouts Leadership team on the following:·
  • How the YESS Girls Movement programme works in other countries.·
  • Best Practices learnt from host countries
  • Organise a Young Women‟s National camp and share experiences as YESS participants with other young women; especially on how they can actively participate in leadership of the association at National Level.
  • Train young leaders on the Stop the Violence Campaign and Free Being Me.
  • Participate in the National Jamboree of the Association
  • Become members of the Nepal Scouts YESS Team, together with the YESS Coordinator and other leaders in the association to support plans for the 2019 exchange when Nepal will be planning to host participants.