President and Chief Executive Officer of the World Vision International Kevin Jenkins was on a three-day visit to Nepal between20 and 22 March.
During his visit, he observed World Vision supported projects in Bhaktapur district. World Vision has been working in Livelihood, Education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Early Childhood Care and Development and Education sectors in five Village Development Committees of Bhaktapur, namely, Changunarayan, Katunje, Nangkhel, ipadole and Sudal, including Madhyapur Thimi Municipality since 2001.
In Sudal VDC, the President met women farmers from Farmers’ Field School. They shared their learnings in improved agricultural farming practices. He also viewed practical implementation of the integrated
crop management process in the field. This was followed by a visit to the Jeetpur Drinking Water Supply System which was constructed with the involvement of the community people in partnership with a local
NGO, ARSOW Nepal in 2008-2009. The drinking water supply system has provided 532 households with drinking water tapped through four spring water sources from the surrounding area and distributed via household taps.
Interacting with children from two child clubs, Sunaulo Bal Club and Saraswati Bal Club, Jenkins stressed on the need for children to display servant leadership in communities. He ended his field visit interacting with young children and their mothers in Kopila Bal Bikas Kendra, an Early Childhood Development (ECD) centre in Balkumari, Madhapur Thimi Municipality, supported by World Vision. Jenkins also met and interacted with key Constituent Assembly (CA) members, Dharma Shila Chapagain, Aang Dava Sherpa and Chandra Kala Rai to discuss the need to incorporate child rights in the new constitution and highlight the call for a provision to establish a child rights commission or a child rights commissioner within the National Human Rights Commission.