DIPECHO

Rural Women Upliftment Association,Haripur, Sarlahi
Handicap International Nepal – DIPECHO

Quick Summary

Background

Sarlahi District is situated in Janakpur Zone of Central Development Region of NEPAL. In the world map, Sarlahi District is spread about 26 45′ to 27 10′ northern latitude and about 85 20′ to 85 50′ eastern longitude. The district is surrounded by Mahotari (East), Rautahat (West), Sindhuli (North) districts and Bihar State of India in the South. The total area of the district is 1259 Square Kilometre. Average length of the district is 40 kilometer. The district is 60 meters to 659 meters high from sea level. The total population of the district is 6 lakh 35 thousand 7 hundred and 19 only (CBS, 2002).Major Rivers are Bagmati, Lakhandei and Jhim etc. Among them Lakhandei river flood has affected the livelihood of Haripur and Janakinagar VDC, so as to reduce the risk in the community “Mainstreaming Disability into Disaster Risk Reduction program” was implemented in partnership with Handicap International Nepal – DIPECHO V. The program is conducted in 6 communities among the people who live in river bank of Lakhandei river. The community where the program is implemented is associated in the bank of Lakhandehi river. The flood of the river has convert cultivable land into sandy land and each year most of the families are homeless. Due to flood more than 510 household and 3738 population are affected. The beneficiaries of the project are 265 household, 664 female and 758 male, altogether 1442 population and 86 PwDs in total from Haripur VDC where as in Janakinagar VDC 245 household, 719 female, 723 male and 28 PwDs in total are benefited by the project.
Objective
• To mainstream disability issue into DRR, include and involve in social activities.
• To create disable friendly environment participating community people in the working VDC.
• To build capacity of the community people.
Project activities

  1. Formation of DMC group
    6 DMC groups are formed in 2 working VDC. RWUA has provided training, seminar, awareness program about disaster management and preparedness to the member of DMC group. DMC member shares, aware the community people and other groups as well. DMC members attend meeting twice a month and discuses the subject maters the achievement and plan for further step.
  2. DMC training on mainstreaming Disability into DRR
    The training was conducted in 2010-4-25/26 of two days by RWUA and the objective of the training is to mainstream disability into preparedness and Disaster risk reduction. The training was given to the member of DMC group, community people and PWDs altogether 25 participants including 9 PWDs. In the training the participants were oriented and informed about disaster and disability its causes, types, effects, concept of mainstreaming disability into DRR, the importance of PwDs and respectful disability terminology.
  3. Street drama on IDRR
    RWUA organized 6 street dramas related to mainstreaming disability into DRR in 2 VDC by street drama team in the leadership of Rajan Kafle. The message of the street drama is to include PWDs in each and every sector of development and to show their importance in planning, policy, activity implementation and in evaluation process of disaster management. Around 2500 people were benefited by 6 street drama.natak
  4. Dohori Program (Folk song)
    RWUA organized folk song (Dohori program) awareness program based on mainstreaming disability into disaster risk reduction on 2010/5/24 and 2010/5/26 in Janakinager and Haripur VDC respectively by lok dohori team. Stakeholders, member of groups, students, chairperson of NGO Federation, Sarlahi and other community people were invited in the program. Through the folk song community people were aware about disaster, disability, its causes, types, effects, the concept of mainstreaming disability into IDRR and respectful terminology for PWDs. Around 2000 people were benefited by the dohori program in Jankinagar VDC and more than 1600 people in Haripur VDC.
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  5. ToT training on mainstreaming Disability into DRR.
    RWUA organized ToT training on mainstreaming Disability into DRR (residential) on 2010/6/1-5 of 5 days. Altogether 24 participants were participated from Haripur and Janakinagar VDC. The participants were DCC member, PwDs, CDW and community people in which 12 male, 12 female and 4 PwDs in total participated the training.
    The objective of 5 days ToT training are as follows :-
    • Build the capacity and skill of participants as good trainer.
    • Able to prepare training modality, content, use different methods of training and can use different training materials.
    • Understand the basics about disability including main terminology, classification and models, specific needs of PwDs.
    • Gain knowledge about mainstreaming Disability into Disaster Risk Reduction
    The contents of the ToT training are as follows,
    • Introduction of disaster and disability, types, causes, effects, need and importance of PwDs in development activities.
    • Guidelines for Identifying PwDs.
    • Concept of mainstreaming disability into DRR through twin track approach.
    • Use of respectful disability terminology.
    • Disaster management, EWS and VCA
    • Search, Rescue and Evacuation.
    • Shelter management and basic guidelines for accessibility.
    • Methods of conducting training and skills of good trainer.
    • IEC materials training
  6. IEC training on mainstreaming disability into DRR.
    IEC training on mainstreaming disability into DRR was organized by RWUA on 2010/6/30. 25 participants were participated in which 17 female, 7 male and 2 PwDs in total were present.
    The objectives of the training are as follows:-
    1. Able to know examples of disability – inclusive IEC materials for DRR.
    2. Able to promote disability – inclusive IEC materials for DRR within their activities.
    3. The contents of the training were introduction, types and methods of using IEC materials.
  7. Mock Drill
    RWUA organized mock drill activity related to earthquake and fire in Haripur VDC (in School) on 2010/6/21 .The program was supported by Nepal Red Cross Malangwa branch and Haripur sub-branch, ToT participants, students, teachers, sub-health post and Area (Ilika) Police Office, Haripur. The message of the activity was whom to give priority during disaster, how to search, rescue and evacuate, reduce risk, minimize damage and loss. Around 1657 people were benefited from the activity among them 742 female and 915 male and 35 PwDs in total.
  8. Inclusive Disaster Resource Centre and disable friendly shelter.
    Disable friendly shelter is sited at the centre part of Sarlahi district at Haripur-9 in RWUA organization. The capacity of the shelter is for 500 people. In the shelter we have assistive device for people with disability which can be used during disaster. The beneficiaries of the disable friendly shelter are 265 household, 664 female and 758 male, altogether 1442 population and 86 PwDs in total from Haripur.Disable friendly Inclusive Disaster Resource Centre is situated at the centre part of Sarlahi district at Haripur-9 in RWUA building and from where community people can have knowledge of inclusive disaster disability through different publications, library, documents, audio video aids, documentary and visit.
    Effects of program in community
    1. Community people are sensitive towards PwDs and their issue.
    2. Community people have realized need and importance to include disability in DRR.
    3. Community people are aware and informed that in each social, political, tradition, development activities PwDs and their issues must be included.
    4. PwDs shares, discuss, and aware community about IDRR.
    5. Disability issue is mainstreamed in DRR.

Inclusive Disaster Resource Centre and disable friendly shelter.

Disable friendly shelter is sited at the centre part of Sarlahi district at Haripur-9 in RWUA organization. The capacity of the shelter is for 500 people. In the shelter we have assistive device for people with disability which can be used during disaster. The beneficiaries of the disable friendly shelter are 265 household, 664 female and 758 male, altogether 1442 population and 86 PwDs in total from Haripur.

Disable friendly Inclusive Disaster Resource Centre is situated at the centre part of Sarlahi district at Haripur-9 in RWUA building and from where community people can have knowledge of inclusive disaster disability through different publications, library, documents, audio video aids, documentary and visit.

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Effects of program in community

  • Community people are sensitive towards PwDs and their issue.
  • Community people have realized need and importance to include disability in DRR.
  • Community people are aware and informed that in each social, political, tradition, development activities PwDs and their issues must be included.
  • PwDs shares, discuss, and aware community about IDRR.
  • Disability issue is mainstreamed in DRR.