Gramin Samudaik Sanstha (GSS)
Mugu | Province 6
History and Key Successes of the Organisation
A Brief History of the Organisation
Gramin Samudaik Sanstha (GSS) is a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) which was
established by the UMN Mugu Education Project (MEP). It was formed from 16 small farmers’
groups. In the beginning there were 224 members affiliated with this organisation. At that time GSS
had to face many difficulties in fulfilling their legal requirements as an NGO. They had to spend a huge amount of money
and time getting a PAN number from the Inland Revenue Office and obtaining affiliation from the Social Welfare Council
After the phasing out of the MEP project and with no other external resources, GSS was unable to grow. When UMN established its cluster office in Mugu, GSS was selected as a partner which opened up many opportunities for expansion and growth of the organisation.
Organisational Strategic Information
To run a well governed Organisation and achieve a prosperous society.
Addressing the root cause of poverty through improving livelihoods, women and children’s health, girls’ education and better quality education for all.
To improve the living standard of communities.
- Provide knowledge and skills regarding food security to farmers;
- Provide health education, knowledge and skills to pregnant women to bring about behavioural change and improved health for all;
- Improve the quality of education by providing vocational education to students;
- Increase the literacy rate in communities through non-formal education to bring positive changes in their knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour.
Good governance; social inclusion; integrity; equality; justice; preservation of culture; identification and mobilisation of local resources.
Geographic Areas Covered
Chhayanath Rara Municipality, Mugum Karmarong, Soru and Khatyad Rural Municipalities.
Child Clubs; Women’s Groups; Dalit Girls; Adolescents.
Child Protection; Education; Health; Livelihoods; Advocacy.
Networks and Affiliations
Member and Staff Diversity
Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)
Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)
087-460220, 660053 firstname.lastname@example.org www.umn.org.np/partners/gss
Bal Ram Sahani, Chairperson
Last Updated: September 2019