25 Years of Experience in Coordination of Projects
Coordinating of Projects is a unique feature of CEVA. CEVA successfully coordinated nearly 200 major & 800 minor projects with the help of more than 500 grass root level NGOs. Those organizations that joined hands with CEVA for the implementation of developmental projects include 295 Hindu organizations, 200 Christian organizations & 5 Muslim organizations. International organizations such as Karl Kuebel Stifting (KKS) Germany; KIDS Society (Kids in Deficient Situation) Germany; Indienhilfe Germany; Italian Bishops Conference, German Government (BMZ) & European Union (EU) supported CEVA in its services throughout these years.
The main functions of CEVA in project coordination can be summarized as follows:
- Identification of potential project holders and voluntary organizations, having the capacity, credibility and commitment to undertake rural development projects in accordance with the shared vision of the funding organization and CEVA.
- Assessment of project proposals including on the spot study of applying agencies and recommending project proposals
- Assisting the donor in project monitoring through periodic visits to the projects and the study of reports and accounts
- Assisting project partners in times of crisis situations through guidance and counseling.
Over the years, CEVA coordinated projects in all the States of India except Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Sikkim. The three offices of CEVA in Kochi, Delhi and Calcutta have been instrumental in the successful implementation of the projects over this wide geographical area. Considering the vastness of the country and the population of India, the extent of projects is enormous.
Beneficiaries of the Projects:
Through project coordination, CEVA could become the ray of hope in the dark realities of thousands. Overview of beneficiaries is given below:
CEVA promotes projects under two schemes: the minor projects scheme and the major projects scheme. The small (minor) projects scheme is for approximately a period of twelve months with limited funds. This type of project consists of only one main component with one or two accompanying programmes. The major project scheme is for a period of three to five years with comparatively larger budgets. The major projects usually have three of four programme components
Coverage of Projects:
CEVA coordinated projects under 10 major themes like Rural Development, Women Empowerment, Child Rights Protection, Tribal Development, Health Projects, Housing Projects, Watershed Management, Natural Calamities, HIV/AIDS and Agricultural Development. CEVA through the coordination of 1000 projects covered 25 states and 6686 villages in India.
There are a many number of organizations that work together for the development of the poor and underprivileged irrespective of caste, creed and religion. These organizations include both religious and non-religious organizations committed towards the betterment of the poor. This helps in the development of the society. The international agencies’ outlook towards the development of the poor in the developing countries is appreciable. There is a global tendency for those agencies to leave the comfort zones in their own nation and to reach out to the poor people across the World. The contribution and cooperation of KKS, KIDS, EU, and BMZ helped in the success of these projects. The NGOs feeling of togetherness, along with their dedicated and experienced staff with varied skills and committed activities results in the successful implementation of development projects.
Thus networking with the international agencies, native NGOs and staff helped CEVA to render services to the needy people across India. The development of native NGOs evolved in the coordination process in the rural areas of India can be considered as the success of CEVA. The implementation of TPDP project (Training Personnel for Development Project) and establishment of KKID (Karl Kübel Institute for Development Education) is another golden feather in the cap of CEVA.