Disabled Rehabilitation and Rural Development Organisation (DARRDO)

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Disabled Rehabilitation and Rural Development Organisation (DARRDO)

History and Key Successes of the Organisation

A Brief History of the Organisation

Disabled Rehabilitation and Rural Development Organisation (DARRDO) is a non-profit, non-Governmental social development organisation established in Mangsir 2060 under the Associations (Society) Registration Act 1977 of Nepal. The organisation is also registered in the District Administration Office (DAO) and is affiliated with Social Welfare Council. The office is located in Gamgadhi.

It is a district level Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) initiated by a group of people with various types of disability, committed to advocate for issues relating to disability. The organisation was established in order to bring help and support to people with disabilities (PWD) by advocating for their rights and equal opportunities. In the beginning it was difficult for the organisation to run properly because of limited resources. All the members of the Board contributed money to collect statistics of PWD in the district. Gradually, DARRDO began to coordinate with district line agencies and started to work in the communities.

   Key Successes and Achievements of the Organisation:
  • 41 CWDs (10 in 2016, 2 new cases and 8 follow up cases) received surgical treatment and were rehabilitated into their communities;
  • 73 (21 female) PWDs became involved in 7 VDC level networks, where their advocacy skills were built up and they secured resources from local bodies;
  • A student with hearing disability obtained access to higher education;
  • 700 copies of a disability resource book were distributed to all district line agencies;
  • Increased the number of people with a disability who accessed benefits to which they are entitled to from the Government.

Organisational Strategic Information

DAO Reg. No.  75/2003
SWC Affiliation No.  15718/2004
PAN No.  300928321

Through self-reliance and equality, we can grow in self-esteem and our identity.


To safeguard the rights of people with disability (PWD) and promote their access to education, health and income generation, prolonging the relationship and coordination between PWDs and different resource providing NGOs.


To promote a self-dignified life for people and children living with disability (P/CWDs) and marginalised groups.

  • Promote the capacity of PWDs and increase access to all services and facilities available from the Government;
  • To increase involvement of PWDs in the decision making processes of the Government;
  • To formulate the policies on the rights of PWDs;
  • To facilitate PWDs to become involved in different jobs, based on knowledge, skills, experience and education;
  • To improve the living standard of PWDs.
Core Values

Transparency; good governance; integrity; co-operative feelings; special concern to the marginalised groups; impartiality; volunteer-ism.

Geographic Areas Covered

Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality and Chhayanath Rara Municipality.

Target Beneficiaries

PWDs and CWDs especially Dalits; poor and marginalised groups.

Thematic Focus

Livelihoods, Health and Advocacy.

Networks and Affiliations

Member and Staff Diversity

Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)

Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)

Organisational Growth

Contact Details

Gamgadhi, Mugu
087-4690384          darrdo.nepal2072@gmail.com           www.umn.org.np/partners/darrdo

Rup Bdr. Budha, Chairperson

Satal Singh Mijar, Programme Co-ordinator
Hasa Devi B.K, Treasurer

Last Updated: May 2018

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