5. Field Visit Report

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Nishaya Sewa Sadan (NSS)

Introduction:

An assignment was given to us through a group field visit at a shelter for elderly citizens to write a report. The main purpose of the visit was to learn about the organization Nisahaya Sewa Sadan (NSS), center of Services for Helpless, its goals and objectives, its main activities and also to find out the need of counseling in the field of geriatrics.

Objectives:

  • To get an understanding of the theoretical knowledge in practice
  • To gain firsthand experience in building counseling skills
  • To develop our report writing skills

Overview of the trip:

Post Graduate Diploma in counseling Psychology (PGDCP) Program, Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, had organized a field visit on 17th December, 2018 to NSS, located in Shantinagar, Naya Baneshwor Kathmandu.

The visit was organized with prior permission and guidance of Program Co-coordinator Dr. Govinda S. Upadhyaya and assisted by faculty member Dr. Bharati Adhikari and Mr. Rajan K.C.

We reached NSS premises at Naya Baneshwor at around 11:30 AM. We sat in the introduction class there, observed the activities program and asked different questions.

  • About NSS
  • Objective
  • Criteria of Entry
  • NSS Facilities
  • NSS Current Activities

About NSS:

NSS was established in 1991 as non-profitable organization.  The service is free at NSS. The Service began with Mr. Keshari Sherstha as the first resident. The organization opens its doors to elderly people who come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds or have been orphans. NSS caters to 41 People at a time and at present there are 40 residents. A medical doctor visites the center every week, however, the center has no psychological counselor.

There are 17 executive Communities members and five members in its Advisory Board. The center is purely run by charity supported by donation in cash and kind. Considering its financial constraint, the center looks to every person, organization, etc. who is charity minded and has compassion for the poor and helpless for extending all possible facilities for them.

Organization Objectives:

  • To help poor as well as helpless elderly people.
  • To provide help during natural calamity and disaster according to it policy.
  • To conduct charitable home, to provide food, shelter, education for orphans and poor children.
  • To conduct income generating projects to utilize the skills, knowledge and capability of the elderly people who are living in the center.

Criteria of Entry:

  • Nepali Citizenship
  • 60 years and above
  • Application for the service seeker along with a letter of recommendation from his/her ward of residence, police report and all other required documents.
  • Orphans, helpless, belonging to economically disadvantaged group, nobody to look after.
  • People with family but neglected.
  • Ready to pay for service.
  • Physically and mentally challenged people are not taken.
  • People with communicable diseases are not taken.

NSS Facilities:

  • Food, shelter and clothes.
  • Medication and regular health check-ups.
  • Spiritual talks, prayers, religious pilgrimages, Yoga and other religious and entertainment activities.
  • Traditional meal during festivals.
  • Caregiver, nurses, staff, interns and students, volunteers from NGO’s and INGO’s are present to provide care and services.
  • Funeral rituals carried out by the organization according to Hindu customs in case no member of the family come to claim the body of the deceased.

NSS Current Activities:

The center provides service and support to the poor, helpless and needy elderly Nepali citizens without any discrimination of caste, creed, religion, gender, status and wealth.

  • The center has already started a home for the citizen of Nepal which is basically a home for unsecured helpless and poor men and women aged over 60. The senior citizen home provides shelter, food, clothing, treatment and medical facilities as well as conducts other activities such as sharing of ideas and problems, religious activities like bhajans, Purans, ritual lectures, Yoga, religious and social excursions, recreation activities and so on.
  • To utilize the skills and knowledge of elderly people, the center helps to conduct income generating activities like making mashyaura, titaura, dhup-batti and gardening and so on.
    • Center for Mental Health and Counseling Nepal (CMC)

Introduction:

An assignment was given to us for the group field visit at Mental Health and counseling to write report. The main purpose of the visit was to learn about the organization Center for Mental Health and Counseling Nepal (CMC), its goals and objectives, its main actives and also to find out the need of counseling in the field of Mental Health and Counseling Nepal.

Objectives:

  • To get an understanding of the theoretical knowledge in practice
  • To gain firsthand experience in building counseling skill
  • To develop our report writing skills

Overview of the trip:

Post Graduate Diploma in counseling Psychology (PGDCP) Program, Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, had organized a field visit on December 09, 2018 to CMC Nepal, located in Jitjung Marga, Thapathali Kathmandu.

The visit was organized with prior permission and guidance of Program Coordinator Dr. Govinda S. Upadhyaya and faculty member Dr. Padma Ghimire.

We reached CMC Nepal premises around 11:30 AM, Jitjung Marga, Thapathali Kathmandu. At the very beginning we met Mr. Rajesh Kumar Jha, counselor, who has been working for CMC Nepal. We sat in the induction class there, observed the activities program and asked different questions.

  • About CMC Nepal
  • Aims
  • Objectives
  • Goal
  • Working Areas
  • Strategies
    • Metropoltan Police Office Women and Children Service Center Ranipokhari

Introduction:

An assignment was given to us for the group field visit at Metropolitan police Office  women and Children Service center Ranipokhari to write report. The main purpose of the visit was to learn about the Women and children service center of metropolitan police Office Ranipokhari , its goals and objectives, its main activities and also to find out the need of counseling in the field of victim  support  counseling  in WCSC. .

Objectives:

  • To get an understanding of the theoretical knowledge in practice
  • To gain first hand experience in building counseling skill
  • To develop our report writing skills

 

Overview of the trip:

Post Graduate Diploma in counseling Psychology (PGDCP) Program, Department of Psychology and Philosophy, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus, had organized a field visit on 19th December, 2018 to Metropolitan Police Office WCSC Section MPO (WCSC) located in Ratnapark Ranipokhari , Kathmandu.

The visit was organized with prior permission and guidance of Program Coordinator Dr. Govinda S. Upadhyaya and faculty member Dr. Bharati Adhikari.

We reached MPO premises around 10:30 AM. At the very beginning we met DSP Anjana Shrestha, representative of MPO. We sat in the induction class there, observed the activities program and asked different questions.

About Metropolitan Police Office WCSC Ranipokhari :

Women and children are considered vulnerable and are provided special protection and treatment through various international charters and conventions. Nepal as a signatory country of the UN Convention on  Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and Convention on  Rights of  Child (CRC) is legally obliged to provide protection and fair treatment to women and children, whether offender or victim.  It was established according to recommendation of “Police reform Commission 1995.

  WCSC Aims:

Ensure Provide accessibility to justice for women and children.

Provide accessibility to justice for women and children in a conducive reporting environment.

Objective of Metropolitan Police WCSC:

  • Investigation documentation and maintaining of database on criminal cases related to women and children.
  • Build police capacities especially in relation to handling of (sexual Gender Based Violence SGBV related cases.
  • Analyze crime patterns in relation to crimes committed against women and children.
  • Production and publication of IEC materials.
  • Strengthen and broaden the scope of women and children service centers.
  • Raise public awareness.
  • Coordination and networking with concerned stakeholders.

WCSC  deal with the following cases:

  • Sexual offence( rape or attempt to rape, incest,  sexual abuse and exploitation of children and marital rape)
  • Domestic violence (physical, sexual, mental and economic violence)
  • Polygamy, child Marriage
  • Untouchable (chhuwachhut)
  • Allegation of witchcraft
  • Illegal abortion
  • Human trafficking

Role and responsibilities of WCSC:

  • Awareness raising programs: rallies, radio and TV programs
  • School liaison programs
  • Publications (user guides for police and security and safety information for civil society)
  • WCSD coordinates and carries out trainings and workshops for capacity building of the police regarding issues related to women and children.
  • Keeping, analyzing and dissemination of crime data related to women and children.
  • Provide support services to victims in co-ordination with concerned Governmental and Non governmental Agencies.
  • WCSC coordinates and networks with Government Agencies ,UN agencies and I/NGOs.

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