Assessing the Holistic Development of Families in Nepal
Building Strong Families conducts family assessments every six months to monitor holistic development and then adjusts interventions accordingly. BSF project coordinators from Nepal recently conducted online family assessment surveys using their laptops and phones with families from Sunakothi and Chhampi.
During the assessments, observations were made and questions were asked about water quality, sanitation and hygiene, food security, health, education, and livelihoods.
A Baseline assessment is conducted when families first enter the program, and then every six months after that over an 18month period. Comparisons are made between assessments and changes are made as necessary to best support each family toward holistic transformation.
After 18 months, a final evaluation is conducted to see if our goals have been achieved to build strong, loving, healthy and sustainable families for children.
During this recent home visit to conduct family assessments, BSF beneficiaries who were eligible to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 were also made aware of their options and informed of the closest Government Health Office.
Family members shared about the challenges they faced during the Covid-19 lockdown, but also reflected on some happy moments of receiving support and encouragement from BSF during the tough times.
Sapana Magar shared, “I feel very happy whenever you come to visit us! You have guided and encouraged us from the very beginning of this program and have stuck with us through it all. BSF has helped us make good changes in our habits and lifestyle. I am really glad to be in this program.”
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