Dalit Help Society (DHS)
Bajhang | Province 7
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.
Organisational Strategic Information
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.
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.
Dalits, women and children
Peace; Livelihoods; Good Governance.
Networks and Affiliations
Member and Staff Diversity
Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)
Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)
092421367 firstname.lastname@example.org www.umn.org.np/partners/dhs
Sunil Damai, Chairperson
Last Updated: May 2018