Backwardness Eradication Society (BES)-Nepal was established in 1992 by local youths of Bakamalang VDC with the spirit of social service of Bakamalang VDC as well as throughout the district to Nation. BES-Nepal is a non-profit, non-governmental, politically and religiously neutral social development organization, operating in west region. BES- Nepal has been working with the joint collaboration of regional and national organizations on the issues of child right, education, Lively hood, nutrition, agriculture and the sector of WASH especially to ensure improve the health, sanitation, education, status of the Nepalese children as well as 1000 days mothers, disadvantage and marginalized people.
BES- Nepal has affiliated with SWC and as a member organization in Consortium, NGO federation Nepal, CBR national network, Nepal HIV & AIDS alliance, Civil Society Alliance for Child Right in South Asia, Federation of national network for safe motherhood & local level various networks. It is representing as the member organization in District Child Welfare Board (DCWB) (palpa), District Early childhood Development committee (Palpa). In Nawalparasi, BES- Nepal is a member organization of District Nutrition and Food Security Coordination Committee (DNFSCC), School as a Zone of Peace District Coordination Committee.
BES-Nepal is a Pioneer NGO specializes in Children (Education, Protection, Nutrition & hygiene). It is a Member based organization & implement multi-program in Partnership with different INGOs, Bilateral funding agencies, local NGOs, CBOs & other sector. Now it has been operating in Palpa and Nawalparasi. BES- Nepal has its own office building in two places of Palpa District; one at Bakamalang as Head Office and another at Rampur Municipality operating as Branch office. It has district office in Tansen (Palpa) and Ramgram Municipality (Nawalparasi).103 members & 70 over staffs are involved currently in different projects.
- Create an equitable, civilized, and self-depended society.
- To support for social life of children, youth, women, details, old age people and persons with disabilities and marginalized group having self-dignity.
- Support for making education essential, qualitative and life skills oriented.
- Make understanding responsibility by promoting the rights of children, youth, and women, persons with disabilities, old-aged people and marginalized community.
- Conduct the awareness programs on people’s issues.
- Support target group for self-dependency by organizing and empowering them.
- Promote peace by establishing equality and social harmony.
- Institutional development through finding sustainable resources developing well governance and leadership.
- Increase the access of target children to basic and quality education.
- Promote target group towards self-dependency through programs related to local resources, means and skills.
- Organize discourse, advocacy to form the organization, empower and establish the rights of target group.
- Improve the hygienic & nutrition status of target group.
- Humanitarian support to victim areas in emergency.
- Support for establishing and increasing social harmony in the society.
- Empower target group for the access on available services and facilities.
- Minimize disaster and risk through awareness and rehabilitation.
- Exercise on leadership development, inclusiveness, well governance and transparency in the society and in organization.
- Conduct different programs in education, health, water and sanitation, disaster management, agriculture and environmental conservation.
Main areas of specialization :
- Child right
- Health and Nutrition
- Early childhood development
Children, women, handicapped, from Deprived, Poor and Socially Excluded Communities
Strong part of BES-Nepal:
- Regular and timely conduction of General Assembly as per the Government rule.
- Updated policies/Guidelines related to finance, HR, Admin, Procurement, OD.
- Strongly implemented the Child Safeguarding policy, GESI guideline and Conflict of Interest Policy.
- No dual role of board and staffs. No board members are allowed to be staffs and staffs are not allowed to be a member of executive board.
- Provision of inclusion in structure of membership/staff
- Involvement of board on policy develop and review, project design, monitoring and approval.
- Leadership change/development. (Provision on constituent for no Chairperson regularly more than 2 times)
- Established mechanism of Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning for Quality delivery of program.
- Executive Director is directed by executive board and has full responsibility to coordinate, monitor and ensure the quality of all programs implemented by the organization.
- A senior management Team has been formed with the representation of senior staffs from all depart/program. It supports to collaborate among programs.
- Daily office operation and program implementation. Separately management of the office based and field based staff.
- Clear Phase in and out strategy.
- 95 staffs and 112 general members are involved.
- Diverse and thematic expert staffs are available.
- Annual PER and reward to staffs after evaluation has been continuously performing.
- Local and cluster based staffs.
- Staffs and members orientation is regular in every year.
- Developed the expertise on education and nutrition, NGO management, monitoring and evaluation, action research.
- Maintain/updated (JD) Personal profile of staffs and board members.
- Clear HR recruiting policy and staff development plan is existed.
- Volunteer provision and practice promoting them.
- Practicing the standard financial and accounting policy & procedure. – as per the need of funding agencies
- Auditing only by Chartered Accountant since 2009.
- Publicize financial and annual reports for transparency.
- Internal Account control system (Quarterly monitoring by internal finance monitoring committee)
- Half – yearly Auditing and strong implementation of audit recommendation.
- Project Tracking – by Budget Holder (program staff) Sensitive on over expensive and less expensive which is evaluated by program depart.
- Timely reporting/meeting all requirement till date
- Strongly follow the law of Nepal government (tax. Policies…)
- Using the standard Accounting software (FAMAS).
- Capable staffs (3 Admin/finance officer, 1 admin/finance assistant)
- Prioritize for low cost and no cost techniques.
- Joint collaboration with other concern agencies (cost sharing)
- Resource generate at local level (VDC, Users group)
- Monthly cost analysis, tracking and planning.
- Conducts periodical review and planning meeting among District as well as local level stakeholders of all programs.
- Promote Local material and mobilization of Local Resource Person based on availability and need.
Working Strategies of BES-Nepal:
- Access and Availability: Need Assessment, prioritization, support, and collaborative actions have been carried out.
- Quality Enhance & Assurance: Vendor listing, competitive procurement process, improve service provider capacity, technical support.
- Capacity Building- Knowledge/skill
- Advocacy & Policy – Better national policies/strategies/ increase investment and effective implementation in all level.
- Result based Monitoring & Evaluation with standard check lists.
- Joint Planning/implementation and collaboration with line agencies for better result.
Potency of BES-Nepal:
- Pioneer organization focusing on children issues (Education, Health, Nutrition, Advocacy & Community Mobilization)
- Strong Cooperation and coordination with line agencies networks (governmental and other).
- Established and implemented Financial Management system.
- Extensive and grassroots experience on community mobilization.
- Practicing effective monitoring and evaluation system with checklist.
- Program and organizational activities guided on the base of policy and strategic plan of organization.
- Established Good governance and Inclusiveness.
- Practiced different Organizational culture such as: book reading, time management & positive attitude & behavior.
- Working experience on Nutrition, WASH, social mobilization, Agriculture, School Health and Nutrition, Child Club promotion, Child protection, Human right since 2002.