CWISH held its 21st Annual General Meeting and annual social audit on 22nd September 2018 at Siddhartha Foodland, Old Baneswor. The program commenced at 12:10 pm facilitated by Ms. Deepa Sigdel, Program Officer of CWISH. The guests and participants of the program were formally welcomed by Ms. Purna Kala Sharma Koirala, General Member of CWISH. It was followed by short speech from beneficiaries of CWISH programs and activities. Ms. Shanti Adhikari, the Executive Board Representative of CWISH remarked the 25 years of CWISH and shared about CWISH programs and achievements. Ms. Adhikari mentioned that since the establishment of CWISH, the focus has been towards working for the betterment of children.
The session of social audit was handed over to Mr. Shiva Adhikari - media person for facilitation. He stated about the huge success of 'Mayor amongst Children'program and high demand from the mayors as well as the students for the program to be held in their respective municipalities. However, as it is in the verge of halt, he requested everyone present in the program to draw attention towards it and gather resources for the continuity of the program. Mr. Adhikari then welcomed Mr. Babu Ram Gautam - Team Leader of CWISH to present the major activities and programs of CWISH. The presentation included introduction of CWISH, the past and present projects including its impacts.
Subsequently, presentation on budget expenses and financial management in CWISH was given by Admin and Finance Officer Mr. Pramod Acharya. The presentation covered the financial procedures, budgetary and project challenges including staff retainment.
Besides, the beneficiaries of CWISH shared their views about CWISH as well as provided suggestions. The beneficiaries included teachers, domestic child laborers and their parents, child advisory board members, members of women's group as well as participants of CWISH project activities. The beneficiaries shared that the programs of CWISH including the staffs have had huge influence in their personal life as well as their respective institutions. They appreciated CWISH's work and expressed their gratitude. As suggestions, they requested CWISH to bring more programs in their areas as well as to continue to contribute.
Ms. Bindu Pokharel Gautam, general secretary-CWISH thanked the beneficiaries for sharing their stories of change and assured to incorporate the feedbacks gathered.