The ADAP program engages with out of school adolescent girls from disadvantaged groups by imparting an intensive training on social and financial life-skills in Dhanusha, Saptari, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa districts in the Eastern Terai. The package covers fifteen modules relevant to adolescents. A core group of community change agents are trained who then roll out the training in their respective communities and GATE centers.
The program focuses on advocacy to mainstream local planning of the government. The program has also been extended to Bara and Parsa. The implementation of Rupantaran in these two districts is through Community Learning Center ( CLC ) .
The ASHA Center is a space, available to any survivor of sexual violence to access immediate help. It is a transit shelter for survivors where temporary shelter, food and protection is available. ASHA ensures that every survivor visiting the center has access all services as guaranteed by the Government of Nepal. These services are available onsite or off sites at collaborating institutions and sites. All survivors are treated equally regardless of caste, religion, financial status or educational background.
The services provided at the ASHA Center include but are not be limited to:
All required medical screening and care/treatment
Referral to long term rehabilitation
The ASHA Centerworks in direct coordination with the OCMC based at the Maternity Hospital, Thapathali, Kathmandu.
The ASHA Center is based on the public-private partnership model that is a contractual arrangement between a public-sector entity (NFCC) and a private sector entity (Fantastic Female). Under this agreement, the skills and expertise of each sector is utilized and shared in delivering a service towards the functioning and implementation of the ASHA Center. The partnership aims to bring like-minded women (Fantastic Females) together to help other women in need just based on the motivation of each participating member’s keen desire to serve, contribute and be a part of change. This partnership also aims to provide a platform where women, who have never worked, are not working currently or have not worked in this sector/area, feel empowered through the opportunity to engage and contribute. The Fantastic Female (Board Member) of ASHA commits to contributing a fixed amount as well as engage in the operation of the center for a period of three years. These Fantastic Females are the ambassadors of ASHA.
NFCC with the support of Amplify Change Grant has been working to disseminate the Chhaupadi Criminalization Policy through a radio campaign in all 9 districts in Province 7. The purpose of the radio campaign is to inform the public about the existing law on menstrual restriction through detailed discussion with all relevant stakeholders.
With support from Snow Lion Foundation, NFCC conducted Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) sessions in the Tibetan community and school going adolescents. The sessions were focus on creating a response mechanism to sexual and gender based violence in Tibetan schools and communities. While the primary response mechanism system is established at schools and communities, the larger referral system ensures that support in the form of services is provided through the Government of Nepal’s One Stop Crisis Management System.
NFCC in collaboration with the University of Alabama (UAB), Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing machine has been installed at Reliable Diagnostic Laboratory, Gongabu, Kathmandu. This HPV test machine is capable to detect the presence of 13 high-risk HPV genotypes (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59 and 68)- a virus that can cause abnormalities in the cervix and cervical cancer.
USAID/Nepal is assisting the Government of Nepal to expand the depth, reach and impact of the private sector in social marketing for family planning, maternal & child health and HIV/AIDS prevention. The program GGMS is a national level family planning program to create and ensure a qualitative family planning services to clients through private medical outlets across the country. NFCCs’ two primary responsibilities is to build the capacity of Sangini service providers by conducting basic and refresher trainings. The ongoing training will be conducted in 49 districts.