SOCH Nepal organized Social Accountability tools orientation on Molung Gaunpalika of Okhaldhunga on September 13, 2018. The orientation was chaired by chair of Molung Gaunpalika Mr. Maniram Rai. On the orientation the Administrative Officer Krishna Hari Poudel, ward chairs, the Principals of Secondary schools, teachers and chair of Management Committee of Secondary School participated.
On the orientation, the facilitator facilitated Public Hearing, Social Audit, Public Audit, PETs, and Rights to information. Importance of applying Social Accountability Tools and policies and procedures were oriented to the participants. Netra Prasad Bhattarai, the Headmaster of Rangadip Secondary School said the program was really fruitful and requested Gaunpalika to organize the similar programs at least 2 days. Similarly, the chair of Management Committee of Rangadip Secondary School Kul Bahadur Khatri highlighted " Before the training he has understanding of conducting the social audit of the school as formality however this orientation helps to open up the eyes that the use of social tools help on improving the quality of schools on sustainable way".
Likewise, Deputy Chair of Gaunpalika Hem Kumari Tamang committed to implement the Social Accountability in the Molung Gaunpalika. Likewise, Chief Executive Officer appreciated the orientation as one of the best orientation he received in his entire life. This orientation helps to ensure the use of Social Accountability tools in the working areas to promote governance.
At the end of the program, the chief of Molung Gaunpalika, Maniraj Rai requested to conduct same program program in future, he further accentuated that his Gaunpalika is ready for managing logistic for organizing another orientation on SA tools primarily with the participation of representatives of health post and primary schools. At the end of the program, the feedbacks of the program also collected. The Capacity Development Specialist of NEPAN Mr.Gobinda Poudel and District Coordinator of SOCH Nepal Bodh Naraya Shrestha facilitated the orientation.
The orientation was concentrated on importance and mandatory provision for use of SA tools in local level. Orientation intended the thorough understanding of application of Public Hearing, Social Audit and Public Audit, PETS, Right to information and Community Score Card.
The Capacity Development Specialist of NEPAN- Gobinda Poudel District Officer SOCH Nepal District Officer Mohasin Alimiya and Admin/Accounting Officer Sushil Bhattarai facilitated the orientation.
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