Dalit Help Society (DHS)

Bajhang | Province 7

Dalit Help Society (DHS)

History and Key Successes of the Organisation

A Brief History of the Organisation

Dalit Help Society (DHS) is a Non-Governmental Organisation which was established in 2063 (2006) by seven energetic and active Dalit young people in Lekhgoun of Chabispathivera Rural Municipality. In the beginning, they ran a community awareness programme through a cultural show and a sanitation campaign. All were new and inexperienced in this field but they met in a small rented room where they wrote their own Constitution. Almost all the young Dalit people in the community had bad experiences of untouchability and poverty and this provided the major agenda for their meetings.

   Key Successes and Achievements of the Organisation:
  • Set up a well-equipped office, with clear and systematic organisational procedures and systems;
  • Achieved increased access to resources and organisations;
  • Increased their community acceptance and mobilisation;
  • Good governance practices where put in place;
  • Reduced the stigma of untouchability in the community.

Organisational Strategic Information

DAO Reg. No.  300/2006
SWC Affiliation No.  23374/2006
PAN No.  302453403
VAT No.  302453403

Creation of an equal and prosperous society.


Ensuring a non-violent and organized society through social and human development.


Elimination of caste based discrimination in Bajhang.

  • To give a voice to the Dalit women so that their concerns and aspirations are heard by policy makers and development partners;
  • To improve the access of Dalits, women, PWD and marginalised group/ communities to socio-economic resources, opportunities and services.
Core Values

Transparency and accountability; special concern for poor and marginalised; equity and social justice; innovation and creativity.

Geographic Areas Covered

Chabispathivera, Surma and Durgathali Rural Municipalities.

Target Beneficiaries

Dalits, women and children

Thematic Focus

Peace; Livelihoods; Good Governance.

Networks and Affiliations

Member and Staff Diversity

Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)

Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)

Organisational Growth

Contact Details

Chainpur, Bajhang
092421367          dhsbajhang@gmail.com          www.umn.org.np/partners/dhs

Sunil Damai, Chairperson

Madan Bahadur BK, Programme Co-ordinator
Shyam Kumar Damai, Programme Co-ordinator

Last Updated: May 2018

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