Damgade Secondary School
Fedikhola Learning Centre, Syangja
Pokhara International Airport
Student of Siddha Secondary School
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Path to Impact: Sustaining Change Beyond Program Completion

Our commitment to impactful change extends far beyond the successful implementation of our programs within local communities. Rather than viewing program completion as the end of our journey, we see it as a pivotal moment to leverage our achievements for future endeavors.

Central to our approach is the strategic utilization of program results and insights to drive meso- and macro-level transformations. Through meticulous monitoring and evaluation, we gather valuable data to inform our dissemination plan. This plan involves sharing our program outcomes widely to advocate for systemic change on a larger scale.

While we currently do not aim to publish our findings in academic journals, our publications will serve a critical role in amplifying our impact. We anticipate that our results will contribute to an evidence-based dialogue, guiding decision-making processes within local governments.

By showcasing the effectiveness of our programs, we aim to inspire greater investment and commitment from local authorities. We believe that by empowering women and addressing systemic barriers to workforce participation in Nepal, our initiatives can pave the way for meaningful social and economic progress.

Connection to Community

A key strength of UniCoN is its workforce and our connections to community. We believe in the value that arises from our staff both living and working within the target communities that receive our support and services.

Utilising and building upon these pre-existing relationships serve to increase the effectiveness of program delivery and the willingness of community members to take ownership of the program and feel a sense of responsibility and necessity for its continuation.

As stated in our core beliefs, our trauma informed practices support the wellbeing of women and therefore everyone in the community. This is regardless of whether women are currently, or have previously, experienced trauma. Our trauma-informed practices are designed and delivered in ways that intend to cause no further harm or distress. Our practices promote healing and recovery.

As mentioned previously our initial needs assessment with the intended client group and local community members will be critical to ascertaining what support if required within the community as will as to inform the community of our trauma informed approach to care. This will ensure our programs are relevant, required, culturally appropriate and healing for women and the community. As stated in our core beliefs, our community consultations lend itself to a participatory program design where community members are not only consulted, but actively involved in program design. A participatory program design provides a mechanism for UniCoN to be accountable to the community, as the community have a solid understanding of the program’s intended outcomes.

A final key step in connecting with the community is the collection of feedback from the recipients of the program. Collecting and implementing feedback ensures that work from the premise of understanding how the program can be improved for future communities and devise ways in which the program can be scaled and applied to other diverse communities throughout Nepal.

In Their Own Words