Parsa district is situated in central development region of Terai. It is a part of Province No. 2 in Central Terai and is one of the seventy seven districts of Nepal. The district shares its boundary with Bara in the east, Chitwan in the west and Bihar (India) in the south and west. There are 10 rural municipalities, 3 municipalities, 1 metropolitan, 4 election regions and 8 province assembly election regions in Parsa district. The total area of this district is 1353 square kilometers. There are 15535 houses built. Parsa’s population counted over six hundred thousand people in 2011, 48% of whom women. There are 67,843 children under five in the district, 61,998 adolescent girls (10-19), 141,635 women of reproductive age (15 to 49), and 39,633 seniors (aged 60 and above). A large share (83%) of Parsa’s population is Hindu, 14% are Muslim, 2% Buddhist, and smaller shares of other religions’. The people of Parsa district are self- depend in agriculture. It means agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Parsa. 63% is the literacy rate of Parsa where 49% of women and 77% of Men can read and write.
Introduction of SODCC:
Parsa Social Organization District Coordination Committee Parsa (SODCC Parsa) is reputed organization in District, which especially has been working for the cause of Children and women of Parsa district. It has registered in District Administration office Parsa and Social Welfare Council under the act of his Majesty Government of Nepal in 2053 BS (AD1996). Since its inspection, SODCC Parsa has been collectively working to improve the status of children and Women of Parsa district. Social Organization District Coordination Committee (SODCC) is a non-profitable, nongovernmental social organization. The organization has its main office in the metropolitan of Birganj which is the focal center of its operations and administrative functions. It has been working and advocating for the holistic development of the VDCs, rural and urban areas. It has been working on the capacity enhance, management, mobilization, leadership development of people and coordinated and cooperated with many donors/INGOs/NGOs for the development of Parsa district. It has been also providing quality basic services and implementing program and working in area of education, Health, Drinking water, Sanitation, Hygiene, good governance, development plan, Peace, human rights and advocacy on poverty alleviation. The executive board and staffs provides the overall direction of the organization has been in regular communication to implement and organize activities and program for the positive change.
District Administration Office Parsa : - 179 Date: - July 3, 1996 A.D.
Social Welfare Council : - 4521 Date: - Aug 13, 1996 A.D.
PAN/VAT Number : - 301579867
Innovation of SODCC Parsa
- Throughout the programs till now, we have done some major innovative initiations which are as:
- Implementation of DROP OUT SLIP in 33 VDCs
- Concept of Young Champion initiated from Parsa District in formal education
- Guideline for Community Based Child Development Center Program invented
- Initiation of AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
- For effective program implementation, the concept of focal person program wise has been implementing
- 79 village profiles have prepared in coordination with VDCs
- Mainstream the 43 CBCDC in DEO
- 8 ECD Resource Centers are established in District
- 37 SMC and 26 PTA formation
- Allocation of budget for ERGP in local level planning
Representation of Social Organization district Coordination Committee Parsa
The SODCC Parsa has established itself as a reputed and eligible organization in the district that’s why it represents in various district level committees and sub-committee. Here is the name list of organization where SODCC represent:
1. District level CFLG Coordination Committee Parsa - Member
2. District Children Home Birganj Parsa - Member
3. District Forest Management Coordination Committee Parsa - Member
4. District level girls enrollment coordination committee - Member
5. Reproductive Health Coordination Committee - Member
6. District Level Arsenic Coordination Committee - Member
7. District AIDS Coordination Committee -Member
8. District Child Welfare Committee -Member
9. District level peace committee Parsa -Member
10. National Campaign for Education Nepal -Member
11. Informal Education Committee, Parsa -Member
12. Drinking water and sanitation coordination committee, Parsa -Member
13. Social Mobilization Committee/ DDC Parsa -Member
14. Social Mobilization Committee/Birganj metropolitan -Member
15. Children as a Zone of peace campaign Nepal -Member
16. Mid Regional Informal Education Coordination Committee -Member
17. Child Friendly Local Governance Coordination committee -Member
18. District level EGRP Committee -Member
SODCC Parsa resource and capacity
Social Organization District Coordination Committee has implemented programs according to the policies and rules of donors. It has also designed and implemented some activities itself in the community. Most of the activities has been completed with partnership of donors and INGOs. It conducts monitoring, evaluation and reporting of district level activities. For the sustainability of this organization, the SODCC has its own physical infrastructure and other facilities. Here the positive aspects listed below:
- Own well facilitated office building situated in Birgunj Metropolitan city with training hall and office rooms, where various trainings are conducted. The building is in 1 Kattha of field.
- Enough office tools are available in the office e.g. computer, Photocopy machine, Fax, Telephone, Mobile, Video, Multimedia, Camera, Email and Internet.
- The executive board members are eligible, well trained and volunteering for the development of the organization in various program and development sectors.
- The staffs are skilled capable, eligible in various sectors and responsible to their duty.
- Good coordination and communication with all government organization, local NGOs/INGOs and civil societies in district level.
- Regular communication and getting support from donors for programmes and also advocacy and lobby for the further programmes.
- Presence of resource, eligible and capable persons in organization.
Name of Donors and programs:
- UNICEF Nepal- Education and Child Friendly Local Governance Program
- RTI Int’l/USAID – Early Grade Reading Program
- Poverty Alleviation Fund Gyaneshwar KTM – Poverty Alleviation Program
- District Development Committee Parsa - CFLG
- District Education Office Parsa - Education related program
- Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office Parsa - Drinking water, Sanitation and ODF declaration program
- World Education - Children as a Zone of peace campaign Nepal
- District Health Office Parsa - Health related various program
- National Campaign for Education Nepal - Education, Women and child related program
- RESFEC Nepal - Junk Food and Transmitted disease related program
- Restless Development Nepal - Sambhav/Zero Tolerance- GBV free school programme in Nepal.