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Since January 2004, NCPD- the Network for Children, Prisoners and Dependants has been delivering several activities to make sure that the targeted beneficiaries would be well served and represented in the development of the network. Continued dedicated efforts of the member organizations have helped consolidate network infrastructure through the exchange of information, ideas and expertise. These dedications of member organizations accelerated NCPD’s establishment process to present status. ICRI-Nepal’s role in its development is a facilitator and provider of technical assistance.
One of the major achievements of NCPD since its establishment is the conduction of periodic orientation- training/mentoring program for the staffs who are directly working with the children of NCPD members organizations. These trainings are conducted to update progress and share knowledge with the staff/caretakers of children’s home on issues related to child development (including health and education) and child care. It is also a forum to share and enhance staff’s skills and experiences for the delivery of quality care services to the children living within the children’s shelter homes. These trainings/mentorings have been conducted in different member organizations within the last two years. Until now, NCPD has carried out a total of 39 training sessions. Right from the very first training/mentoring session it has covered many different topics relating to child care, development and education. The process began with an opportunity to develop a positive understanding, building rapport and environment of trust & cooperation between the participants. Apart from Training/Mentoring Sessions, NCPD has conducted several seminars, conferences, and workshops not only to those who are directly working with the children but also to those who are in the higher level to formulate the strategies as well as policies and plans. The executive committee meetings and co-ordinations in NCPD are generally held to maintain a regular flow of communication between the member organizations, its staff, volunteers and target groups. It has been found effective in terms of sharing useful and practical information, building common understanding on pertinent issues, generating awareness, and building an environment of trust and cooperation for teamwork. In this regard, NCPD has been regularly organizing network meetings every first Sunday of two months interval where the members discuss on the relevant issues to reach to the best conclusion. The decisions made in the meeting are implemented through the network secretariat, which also supervises the day- to day network activities.
From time to time NCPD has also been organizing various contests and games for the children of the network groups to extract the hidden talent of the children, to develop the skill of making them speak in front of mass without fear and to make them participate in extra curricular activities outside their regular studies..