Kakani Center for Development of Community (KCDC) is a non-governmental organisation based in Kakni, Nepal that seeks to empower disadvantaged women and children to strengthen the health and development of their families and the communities in which they live.
KCDC’s 2019-2020 project will strengthen existing community vigilance committees, run awareness raising activities with district level stakeholders and re-form and train a District Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (DCCHT) to combat trafficking at the community level. Awareness amongst teachers and pupils will be improved through school clubs, a scholarship program and teacher training sessions. KCDC also aim to improve the economic security of trafficking survivors and at-risk individuals and their families through the provision of vocational training, with the aim of reducing vulnerability to CSEC and human trafficking.
KCDC’s 2018 project will work to empower and institutionalise community and district level mechanisms to prevent trafficking and reduce the entry of minors to CSEC. It will also work with schools and students to prevent CSEC, provide social and legal support, and run economic empowerment activities.
The goal of KCDC’s 2016-2017 project is to reduce and minimize the displacement of children from the most vulnerable communities and trafficking of children to sectors prone to CSEC. To achieve this end, KCDC will focus on five main objectives:
KCDC in Nuwakot district will strengthen community based organisations to prevent trafficking of children for commercial sexual exploitation through forming and strengthening village level committees. These committees will protect children at risk of trafficking and assist survivors. They will carry out education and awareness on commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking among school teachers, students, and the wider community. They will create and staff psychosocial counselling centres, linked with local women’s cooperatives. They will also provide income generating support to families of vulnerable children as well as to trafficking survivors.