Block Placement Report
Nareshwor VDC , Gorkha
[ June 27th – July 3rd 2010]
Submitted to : Submitted by:
Dr. Balaraju Nikku Sangeet.G.Kayastha
Block Placement Coordinator 6th Semester
Kadambari Memorial College Kadambari. M . College
Introduction of the week:
This week was the third week of the trainee as the CECI block placement and 2nd week of the trainee as the block placement in Thuli Community Forest in Nareshwor VDC , Gorkha . This week the trainee got involved in doing presentation of the previous week in Gorkha and also involved in the taking house hold interview of the members of the Thuli community forest. The trainee also got involved in helping the team to organize the orientation program to women related with physical health and sanitation. The trainee also visited the naya sanghu , which lies 3 hrs downhill from where the team is living . The trainee also did transist walk along the community forest.
To know the status of Governance in the Thuli Community forest.
To educate women on the health and sanitation issue.
Activities of the trainee:
In Gorkha Baazar
As per the previous schedule , the all 6 team had to do presentations of the previous week work after returning form the villages . The presentations should be had focused in the activities which the each group did in the previous week. So the trainee along with his team members got involved in making presentation and doing presentations. The trainee also got involved in others sessions which was focused in the sharing experiences , problems and findings of all group. There was also the press meet and informing the press about the activities which the teams was doing. On the Monday morning the trainee and the other teams returned to their villages.
In Nareshwor VDC (Thuli C.F)
After returning to the village, the first tasks which the team did was to make planning for the week. The trainee was responsible for selecting the members and houses for interview. So, at first day the team of 5 went to some households and took the interview at evening time. The next day which was on Tuesday, the team divided into two groups . One having three members and one having two members. The trainee along with one next participant went to took interview of users of ward no 6 of VDC which lies 45min uphill from the residence area. So as per the sampling there was total 12 house holds and 4 interview was to be taken. The trainee was responsible for taking notes and findings during the interview. The trainee at evening also took interviews of other houses of ward 6.
One Thursday, the trainee helped to manage the class for the women related with their health and sanitation. The team took some house hold interviews on the day . Not only that, two coordinators came to visit the team from Gorkha so the team shared their problems and also got suggestions about their works and questionnaire .
Naya sankhu ( Sankhu VDC 5)
As per the pervious plan the team moved to 3 hrs down hill walk to the Naya Sankhu Baazar. The way was across the boundary of the Thuli community forest along the field and also touching other community forest. Crossing the Daraudi River the team reached the Naya Sankhu VDC. There also the total members was only 12 so took 4 HH among which one was also the board member of the Thuli C.F. Returning back the team also took interview with the co-treasurer and another one member.
On Friday after doing some couples of interviews returned back to Gorkha and make some group discussions.
From the findings which the team did from the women class was that thw women had good knowledge about the health and sanitation issue. They also have little idea about the care which they have to do during the menstruation period but about the sanitatory pad they don’t have the proper idea.
Taking the interviews of ward no 6 , there was much not new findings. Except few, most of the members was happy about the current board but non of the general members have read the constitution about the C.F. Almost all people not even knew about the current financial status of the community forest and averagely how much the community forest earn.
The trainee also knew that not all but many dalits was unhappy about the decisions of the executive of their community forest and they feel they are been discriminated while listening their opinion and complains. The trainee also found out that there was only two women in the executive and one was named as Co-treasurer which was just to make women in committee but no work at all. The Co-treasurer even sont know about the financial status and also about the constituation.
The learning which the trainee did from the Naya sankhu Baazar was that , there was 12 household members but non of them was getting the services form their community forest. There was not equality in comparison to the members of Nareshwor VDC. Among the 4 member whom interview was taken, non of them know about the new programs organized, nor the constituation and finance.
To sing the national anthem of Canada on July 1st on the occasion of Canada Day was really good and also sharing the Canadian culture was really good about this week. About the village, we founded that about 12 house hold of the community forest user group was very far about the 2 hrs minimum walk, so it was hard for them to know watts was happening in the community forest user group.
Also the next thing which I felt really good was the good response and behaviors of the people.