We’re Committee’d to the Cause

28th February 2018

And then, as if by magic, the organizational gods delivered us our saving grace; we were divided into committees. Whilst all of our team is a member of each committee, a select few were chosen as chairs and each group has clear objectives as outlined by that infamous TPT. And wham, the seemingly impossible task of coordinating 10 weeks of jam-packed work becomes manageable! And so our little groups of joy are as follows: Community Development
Conducting the baseline surveys
During our first week in community it was vital that we got to know the entire village, their needs and how they earn their livelihoods. Community Development organized that the best way to achieve this was through a baseline survey of the whole area thereby putting us in contact and introducing ourselves. The aim of this committee us to uplift and enhance the opportunities within this society Awareness Raising
Awareness raising session
For this group (of which I am the co-chair) our mission is geared towards identifying the needs and issues of the community. Through information gathered by our baseline surveys and becoming acquainted with the village we have established that a great need for product diversity as well as a better understanding of climate change in regard to damage and risk to livelihoods. With this in mind we have organized awareness raising sessions on these topics. Training
Nursery Training
Training is the link between the Raleigh International Volunteer group and WOCHEND, our local partner. Working with community we have assessed gaps in the local skillset and identified training needs. Then we have translated this to the partner in order to organize expert training sessions to uplift the community. Utilizing the local knowledge, mentors have been selected and trained to create a local pool of information that the interested people can use for years to come. Infrastructure
Infrastructure building
The goal of this committee is to aid with the resources to build the necessary infrastructure that are beneficial to the locals. Having identified these from the baseline survey it is then infrastructures’ job to organize the distribution of resources, labour and other needed items. Whilst all the committees have clear goals, it is essential that they interlink and work together. And so moving forward we can approach any of our tasks with a clear vision and smiling faces! Written by Charlotte Banjhokhet, Makwapur NC3        

Youth Economic Empowerment Raleigh ICS Nepal