SUMMARY: Noor Educational & Capacity Development Organization (NECDO) started the activities of the first round of Social Safety Net Project on 10th of Apr, 2020 in Shahristan and Miramor districts Daykundy province. NECDO held a meeting with the governor of Daykundy province, explained the activities of Social Safety Net project and its importance to the local people of Daykundy. NECDO asked governor of Daykundy for the guidance and assistance for initiating the survey as the first phase of this project in order to implement it successfully.
Initially the food was distributed in both district among the selected beneficiaries that were affected by COVID-19 pandemic. In the first phase around 2790 and 2616 beneficiaries were given food in both districts respectively however this was extended for the second round and foods were distributed in both places again with the financial assistance of WFP. Later on food distribution was extended for third round but only for Shahristan district. For third round the survey was conducted by the survey team and later on foods were distributed to those affected beneficiaries in Shahristan District of Daykundi Province.
There were some issues like we did not know those people, cultural differences and etc however it was overcome easily with the help of local community elders and other stakeholders. The beneficiaries were selected by community elders and foods were distributed in the presence of stakeholder representatives.
Noor Educational & Capacity Development Organization (NECDO) started the activities of the first round of Social Safety Net Project on 10th of Apr, 2020 in Shahristan and Miramor districts Daykundy province. NECDO held a meeting with the governor of Daykundy province, explained the activities of Social Safety Net project and its importance to the local people of Daykundy. NECDO asked governor of Daykundy for the guidance and assistance for initiating the survey as the first phase of this project in order to implement it successfully.
The survey was initiated on 13th April, 2020 in Shahristan District of Daykundy and the daily reports were submitted to the designated project manager in NECDO. The survey in Shahristan District was completed in fourteen (14) which was followed by the survey starting on 30th April, 2020 in Miramor District that was completed in seven (7) days.
The second phase of this project was distribution of food to the selected beneficiaries in these two districts which was started on 8th May, 2020 within the presence of all stakeholders such as CTG representative, WFP representative, local police representatives, local community leaders and NECDO staff members. The beneficiaries were invited to the food distribution site by the director of people council. The mechanism for food distribution was such that, the first name of the beneficiaries was confirmed and asked them to move forward for thumb print in order to distribute the food for that particular person. There was two reason behind thumb print first to identify the receiver of foods and secondly NECDO would be able to count the number of beneficiaries which was endorsed by WFP representative.
- Method of survey:
It was hard to reach general public in remote areas of Shahristan and Miramor districts of Daykundy province. Therefore, the meetings were held with governor and individuals from different sectors such as Education, Agriculture, National security and etc who provided us the list of the community leaders along with their contact numbers. With the help of community leaders, we were able to reach the general public for sampling due to which mutually NECDO and community leaders selected the affectees of COVID-19 or lower income families. The list of the surveyed beneficiaries was collected from survey team and data entry was made by data entry clerks.
- Method of Distribution:
Since NECDO had already the list of beneficiaries therefore requested the director of people council to invite selected individuals for food distribution at specified site and date so that we can deliver them the food. The distribution was done in such a way where individual names were checked and asked them to have a thumb print on the logbook for the official record. Moreover, the individuals were asked to have space and follow the guidance of Ministry of Public Health in order to avoid the pandemic of COVID-19.
- Number of Beneficiaries
|No.||Province||PDs||Vulnerable Families Effected by COVID-19|
- Distributed foods:
|No.||Item Description||PDs||Commodities Per Households (Kg)||Total Commodity Per Household||Total Per PD|
|1||Food distribution for each family||Shahristan||96 Kg||17 Kg||2 Kg||115 Kg||743.004 kg|
|2||Miramor||96 Kg||17 Kg||2 Kg||115 Kg||557.538 Kg|
- Challenges that were faced:
- Security problems,
- Lack of cooperation of community leaders in some areas.
- The contact numbers of beneficiaries were wrong.
- The issuance of double token to one beneficiary and its data entry.
- Criteria for beneficiary selection:
- The selected beneficiary should a resident of Miramoor and Shahristan districts.
- According to the guidance of community shura’s the individuals were selected for WFP humanitarian assistance program.
- The people with lower income, disability, widow and orphans were selected for this program.
- Justification for selection of the beneficiaries:
Most of the individuals were running their life on daily wages due to lockdown of COVID-19 and restriction of movements in those districts affected the life of people to live their life. Therefore, it was a very good step towards temporary support to these people. Especially the women and widow are mostly affected by this pandemic probably more than any other part of the world and COVID-19 increased the issue for these women who were running the daily life of their family and children. It could lead to the domestic violence and these people really needed our support.
- PROJECT OBJECTIVES
The purpose of this project was to distribute the foods among individuals that were affected by COVID-19 so that they can live their life and this pandemic should not affect it to extreme level.
- ROLES OF STAKEHOLDERS OF THIS PROJECT:
World Food Program (WFP): WFP will provide technical assistance to project implementation team, coordinate and facilitate project implementation with other stakeholders (FSP) for timely fund transfer and provide feedback to distribution team for proper execution. WFP also will provide operation cost of the project as per agreed budget and resources to the stakeholder as per standard of WFP CBT ration scale of 2020.
Cooperating Partner: NECDO will be responsible for the overall project implementation including introduction of social protection project to Government Line departments and local community for timely implementation of the project.
Community: Community women and men shuras will support the process and will introduce the most vulnerable and needy women and men for possible support /intervention of this project during COVID – 19.
|1||Hamidullah||Project manager||Bachelor degree|
|2||Sharifullah||Surveyor and field monitor||Bachelor degree|
|3||Rafoullah||Surveyor and field monitor||Bachelor degree|
|4||Hakim||Surveyor and field monitor||High School|
|5||Majabin||Food. Distributor||Bachelor degree|
|6||Sabir||Crowd control||Bachelor degree|
|7||Razia||Crowd control||Bachelor degree|
|8||Naseer ahmad||Admin/Finance officer||Bachelor degree|
|9||Abdul khaliq||Store keeper||High School|
|10||Khan mohammmd||Store keeper||N/A|
|11||Samiullah||Store keeper||High School|
|12||Abdul Karim||Store keeper||Diploma|
|13||Reza Ahmad||Warehouse Gard||Diploma|
|14||Sabir||Warehouse Gard||Bachelor degree|
|15||Razia||Warehouse Gard||Bachelor degree|
|17||Aziz-Ur-Rahman||Warehouse Gard||High School|
|18||Reza||Warehouse Gard||High School|
|19||Ahmad||Warehouse Gard||High School|
|21||Rohullah sirat||Warehouse Gard||Diploma|
- Appreciations and Thank you: (Jazakumullah Wa Taqabbalallah)
NECDO extends its gratitude and thanks for the trust you extended to us for provision of the opportunity to implement this Social Safety Net Project for the vulnerable families who are significantly affected by COVID-19 in Kabul. May Allah (SWT) accept your Sadaqat and all good deeds and reward you all with happiness in both worlds Dunya and Akherah (Amin).
We also convey the prayers and good wishes of all the needy families to you. May Allah (S.W.T.) accept all their prayers and reward you with best of rewards. (Amin). We also thank NECDO staff in particular the Social Safety Net Project team and the stakeholders who made this distribution possible in secured and safe manner.
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