A high-level team comprised of Ms Jacqueline Groth, Honorable Deputy Head of Mission of German Embassy in Nepal, Ms. Barbara Zilly, Country Director for Welthungerhilfe Country Office, Nepal and Ms Mana Dahal, President of RRN visited Ramechhap district from 10 to 11 December 2015 to monitor the projects implemented by Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) with WHH funding support. The monitoring team was accompanied by Mr Balkrishna Chaudhary, Thematic Leader and Project Manager, Mr Nirajan Pokharel, Project Manager of RRN, Mr Kul Bikram Shrestha, Gelu VDC Secretary, Ms Rama Ghimire, Ward Secretary of Chisapani along with RRN field staff and VDC level stakeholders.
The team visited Pasupati Lower Secondary School, Sarada Higher Secondary School, Laharebar to Kaule rural road upgrading project in Gelu VDC of Ramechha and Agriculture Cooperative Chisapani and cash for work under road upgrading project in Manthali Municipality Chisapani.
During the visit, the team interacted with community people, school teachers, students, members of school management committee, cooperative members and road upgrading user committee members. The community people shared their feelings and perception regarding the projects implemented by RRN/WHH. The community people acknowledged the project intervention that, significant improvement in drinking water, school education and nutrition have been observed due to project intervention. They also shared their views that, the projects have also contributed remarkably in community infrastructure development like rural roads, school buildings, irrigation canals, drinking water etc. including improved agriculture production and income generations.
RRN has been implementing various community development projects related to food security and disaster risk reduction, primary education, health and nutrition, improving water security and sanitation, improving community rural livelihoods, rehabilitation and strengthening of rural infrastructure support before and after the massive earthquake in April 2015 in Ramechhap district since 2011 with the support of Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and German Cooperation (BMZ). The projects are targeted to the poor and marginalised communities of Gelu, Chisapani VDCs.