Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan Project

Community Engagement and Sponsorship Plan Project

From: Jan 21, 2018 - To: Sep 30, 2020


CESP will be a compulsory programme to be implemented in the Area Programme. The CESP will be
focused in the sponsorship business process which will include the area programme assessment, identifying
the working areas, Registered Child selection, monitoring the children, correspondence with the SOs and
sponsors and ensuring the RCs are benefited by the technical projects that are being implemented in the
AP. There will be a Child Sponsorship Coordinator and Child Sponsorship Officer who will be directly
monitoring and managing the Sponsorship business process at the district and local level. At the local level,
the community volunteers and Child Monitoring Committee (CMC) which could be VCPPC as well for
the regular monitoring of the children to observe whether the RCs are benefited by the technical projects
that are being implemented. The sponsorship staffs at the district office will be facilitating the overall
sponsorship process and also the correspondence about the RCs with the National Office (NO)
sponsorship department.
The CESP will reflect the following Outcome which will be worked on in order to reach the Goal “To
improve care and development of children within families and communities”.
Outcome 1 – Increased engagement of Community, children and Sponsors for transformational
The Outcome 1 will focus on the increased engagement of community, children and sponsors for the
transformational development. For this, staffs, communities, children and sponsors will be engaged
throughout the project implementation period. It mainly focuses on the raising understanding level
sponsorship business among the staffs, communities and stakeholders to meet the sponsorship purposes.
With the high level of understanding on the sponsorship business, it is expected that there will be an
effective communications between sponsors and children. Community, stakeholders and WVIN will also
be facilitating this process of correspondence among the SOs, sponsors and children. The Seasonal
Greetings (SG), and Annual Progress Report (APR) will be done properly and effectively to see the benefit
that the RCs are getting from the project interventions. Communities will have major engagement from
the process of child selection to the monitoring of child well being.
Outcome 2 – Community including children are empowered to improve well-being status of children
The Outcome 2 will be focused on the empowerment of communities including children to improve the
well being status of children. So, the major part of the outcome would be ensuring the benefits that children
will be getting from the implementing technical projects. Similarly, there will be an accountability system
which will be focused for the feedback in programming so that the children are well benefited from the
programme and they are not left out. At the same time, there are several local initiatives of Government
and community like birth registration, enrollment campaign, immunization campaign, child marriage
reduction campaign, strengthening system for health, education and protection aiming to child well being.
Besides, CESP will seek several community partners and technical project partners and government bodies
to collaborate for these local level advocacy. It will also be having some Micro Projects which will be
focused for such initiatives. Apart from these, the outcome will also focus on the ownership of the
community on WV programming. Community led monitoring system for the child well being will be
another approach within this outcome as a part of sustaining the progress that we aim to achieve. And,
the transition of the WV programme is well planned and the handover is done to the community and
government structure as planned in the Technical Programmes.
The activities are segregated as per the condition of the activity to be implemented by the AP. Each AP
has to implement the compulsory activity which are planned in the CESP log frame. However, there are
conditional activities as well which will be contextualized as per the need of the AP in the design workshop.
The conditional activities might not be applicable in all the AP and may differ as per the need of the AP.
The need of the AP here refers to the TP endorsed for an AP. The detail clarity of the conditions are
provided in the log frame of the CESP.
Outcome 3 – System for disaster risk management works effectively from community through to district
and national levels to reduce risks and ensure communities respond effectively and recover quickly from
WVIN will work with other partners and government- particularly with Ministry of Home Affairs and
Ministry of Federal affairs and Local Development. WVIN will also lead/engage with other networks such
as AINTDGM, DPNet, Redcross and other agencies to pressurize and support government in effective
implementation of existing strategy and formulating DRM policy and guidelines. WVIN will work with local
government (DAO and DDC) to develop and review the disaster risk management plans at local level.
Working with local government, this technical programme will facilitate the development local disaster
risk management plans at community level. WVIN will also work with local government to build capacity
of local government (including DDC, DADO, DPHO, DEO) to strengthen their capacity on mainstreaming
DRR into development planning and allocate more resources on DRR. WVIN will WVIN will also work
with to the government. In an urban context WVIN will pilot a child focused urban resilience project and
work with urban authority and communities to assess risks and facilitate to build plans in addressing those
risks. Working with communities and partners to strengthen the DRM system will enable communities
and partners to collectively work and better manage disaster risk in the communities.
Additional component
A. Advocacy
This particular output is focused on effectively implementing and scaling up the Child Friendly Local
Governance (CFLG) Initiative in the working areas of World Vision International Nepal. The overall focus
would be to have close partnership with the Government of Nepal as well as with other stakeholders
concerned at the local to central level. This further focuses to conduct a research study on the overall
implementation and coordination status of CFLG, as well as the gaps and barriers to further scale up in
the changed governance structure. This will be done in close collaboration with UNICEF, National CFLG
Forum and Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Government. It is further to share knowledge with the
newly elected government authorities on the importance of CFLG initiative and the priority of the
Government of Nepal to make the country Child Friendly. During the implementation process, it is
necessary to closely work with child clubs, which are required to be capacitated so that they can
participate in the local level planning process meaningfully. Besides, this will be carried out with other
interventions, including having periodic meeting with the media, government authorities and other
stakeholders, and will ultimately result into declaring the Wards as Child Friendly Wards.
B. Child Protection
CP output is focused on the strengthening of the system of protection at the community and district level
which are focused on the protection of children and women in the community. The formal structures like
Ward/Municipal Child Protection and Promotion Committees (VCPPC), District Child Welfare Board,
Child Friendly Local Governance (CFLG), will be strengthened through different training, orientations,
skills for their efficient work at the community and district level. This will be taken ahead with coordination
with Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and Department of Women and Children including
Central Child Welfare Board. With these interventions, the structures will be able to respond effectively
to protect the children and women from the cases of abuse that could happen. This outcome targets to
build a safe environment for the women and children through an effective system. However, there is a
need of coordination with Women and Children Office as well. The overall focus would be the capacity
building of local child protection committee and enhance the case reporting, referral and management
system so that the cases happening in the communities are reported and referred to the related
committees and institutions.
It will partially focus on the work with policy makers like politicians, governments, civil societies to review
the existing policies and also will address the formulation of policies in case of need. This will also include
different advocacy initiatives to revise the appropriate policy and its implementation at all levels. This
ultimately will achieve in successful implementation of policies at all levels to address the harmful
traditional practices through multi-stakeholders partnership approach. This will be done in coordination
with advocacy unit for the better revision of policies and its implementation to reduce GBV and child
marriage as targeted by country strategy.
Major interventions:
 Staffs, communities and stakeholders and partners understand and meet sponsorship purpose
 Effective Communication between sponsors and children and/or community is developed
 Increased community involvement in sponsorship process
 WV programme empowers community and ensures sustainability
 AP transition process is planned and managed effectively
 WV Accountability systems are functional
 Local advocacy for Child Friendly Local Governance and services delivered
 Local Child protection system are functions
 Capacity of community people, WVIN staffs and government authorities including health services
and schools enhanced on formulation and implementation of the DRM Plans
 Local authorities effectively develop, review and implement Disaster Risk Management Plan at
their respective level
 Increased awareness on the importance of DRM measures and functioning DRM mechanism at
the district and national level

Location / Districts

Panchdewal Binayak Municipality, Kamalbazar Municipaliity, Sanfebagar Municiality and Mellekh Rural municipality Achham

Funding Source

World Vision International Nepal

Traget Group

1. Children, especially those
• Children and adolescents
• Marginalized groups and lower caste
• With disabilities or parents have disabilities
• Whose parents are under 18 years old
• Not living with parents (orphaned or parents have migrated)
• With no birth registration
• Registered Children
2. VDC and DDC Governance
• VDC and DDC budgets and child friendly governance plans
3. All Parents, especially those
• Parents with disabilities
• From Dalit families and minorities
• Are under 18 years old (those of early marriage)
• Whose children are out-of-school
• Parents of adolescent children
• Parents of girls practicing chaupadhi or vulnerable to child marriage (link to CPs TA)
4. Communities
• Parents
• Political leaders/ groups
• Local NGOs/ FBOs/ CBOs/ Groups
• Child / youth Clubs
• Faith leaders and communities
• Other INGOs / LNGOs
5. Local Authorities
• VDC/ Municipality
6. National level
• National faith leaders and communities
• Coalitions/Networks/ Consortium

About Astha

ASTHA Nepal has been mobilizing the unused and underutilized resources available within the society. ASTHA has been implementing community development pASTHA Nepal has been mobilizing the unused and underutilized resources available within the society.