Buzip Programme

Posted on: July 1st, 2016

Institutional Arrangements:
The project will be implemented by Tarayana Foundation in coordination with the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Dzongkhag (local) administration and relevant communities.

Benefits of ECCD
• Early brain development
• The economic impact of ECCD interventions
• ECCD & school readiness
• Impact on health & nutrition
• Impact on Human Resource Development

The Buzip Programme is intended to make a three-pronged impact.
1.The first objective is to provide reliable child-care support and peace of mind to parents in rural communities. This contribution is especially valuable for women, who are as a consequence empowered to pursue income-generating activities, training opportunities, and outlets for more active engagement with local governance.

2.The second objective is to give young children the opportunity to reach their full potential in terms of cognitive and socio-emotional development by creating an accessible space where it is safe and fun to learn. Fostering positive experiences early on will ensure that these children will be fully prepared to succeed in primary school, and greatly improves their likelihood of academic and social success in years to come.

3.The third objective is to make available opportunities for gainful employment and personal growth for young women in rural communities. Specialized training in early childcare and education gives such women expertise in a marketable field and improves their sense of self-worth.

No of Buzip centre
Tarayana Foundation has setup total of seven Buzip Centre in Three Gewogs (Dumtoe, Dophuchen and Namgaycholing) under Samtse Dzongkhag (District) and Trayana is also planning to setup 25 Buzip Centre’s in different Districts.

Feedback from the communities and Primary school teachers
-They are getting time to do the work and can earn more income.
-The children are learning more.
-The teachers are feeling easy to teach a child who has attended the Buzip Programme.
-The parents can concentrate on a particular work while their children are kept at the centre.
-The children can be kept clean and feed food on time.

Advancing Economic Opportunities of Women and Girls (
Financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction)
Grant Development Objectives
The project aims to contribute to improving the economic status of vulnerable women and girls in selected urban and rural areas by enhancing their capacity to access livelihood (including microenterprise) and employment opportunities.

Tarayana Foundation has been implementing the activities under Component C (Enhanced capacity of women and girls and self-help groups to sustain economic activities and find employment) in compliance with ADB’s guidelines on the use of consultants

Component Description

This component will support direct interventions aimed to

(i)strengthen the livelihood and entrepreneurial skills of self-help groups (SHGs) to make their economic activities sustainable;
(ii)enhance the employability of young people (especially girls) through improved and marketable skills; and
(iii)Support NGOs in providing assistance to SHGs.

Specifically, the project will provide direct support to:

(i)Self-help groups (60)—through national NGOs whose proposals do not exceed $200,00012 to carry out direct interventions to support women’s economic empowerment and livelihood enhancement in the project area

(i)increased capacity of government and nongovernment organizations responsible for the economic empowerment of women; and
(ii)Increased economic benefits to women and girls resulting from improved capacity of self-help groups (SHGs) to sustain livelihood and microenterprise activities and access business development services, and increased employment opportunities for girls in selected districts.
Expected Key Performance Indicators

(i) 60 SHGs or 1,200 individuals (90% women) in Shemgang district (central region), Pemagatshel and Trashigang districts (eastern region), and Samtse (southern region) districts engaged in agri-based livelihood activities or microenterprises.