TPO Nepal with the support of Unicef is working in 16 Psychosocial Centers in seven districts(Kathmandu-2, Bhaktapur-2, Nuwakot-3, Sindhupalchowk-3, Rasuwa-2, Dolakha-2 and Okhaldhunga-2). With the major objective of providing technical support to strengthen psychosocial support centers conducted by women cooperatives promoted by Women and Children Office. Six full time counsellors (3 Female 3Male) are mobilized in these districts for the support to strengthen psychosocial support center.
The Ministry of Women Children and Social welfare has allocated budget to establish psychosocial support centres in all 14 affected and 2 non affected districts of Nepal. The Department of Women and children has recognized the importance of psychosocial support for children and women. Key organizations working on the field of MHPSS have provided technical support to the Department of Women and Children, as a result operational guidelines for the psychosocial support centres have been developed and endorsed.
As highlighted in the operational guidelines, the social mobilizers of the WCO office as well as women cooperatives and GBV watch group members were trained and mobilized as community based psychosocial workers. This program has integrated psychosocial services in the government sector especially in protection areas, so that there will be proper channel and sustainable structure in the community level.
18 WCO new counselors were trained from TPO and will start working in the centres after the completion of the training in April. WCO offices works with social mobilisers (SM) and members of cooperatives in the targeted districts and VDCs, therefore WCO social mobilisers and members of cooperatives were trained and mobilized to provide psychosocial services in the targeted communities. Till date 80 female CPSWs were trained for seven days and mobilized in seven districts.
TPO Nepal is supporting counsellors of Women and Children Office in following areas:
|WCO Counselor’s Name Lists in TPO working areas|
|District||Name of Counselors||Center Location||Contact Number|
|Shree Devi KC||Nagkhel||9841827157|
|Okhaldunga||Kumari Maya Tamang||Shreechour||9861159697|
|Nirmala Khadka (Katuwal)||Siddhicharan||9842993454|
|Ful Maya Shrestha||Melamchi||9810231190|