Isai Samaj Nawalparasi (ISN)
Nawalparasi | Province 5
History and Key Successes of the Organisation
A Brief History of the Organisation
Isai Samaj Nawalparasi (ISN) is a faith based and non-profit making social development organisation
established in 2057 BS and officially registered in the District Administrative Office in 2063 BS. It was
established to work among the non-Christian and Christian people through an integral development approach, so that
social transformation could be ensured. Another idea was to identify local churches in remote areas and train them
in community development and other social work. About 50 local churches were involved with ISN in the beginning.
Currently it has been working with around 80 Churches and mobilising them in community development and community
transformation. The aim of this organisation is to serve society spiritually and socially, inspired by the love of Christ.
During the initial days, ISN did not have an appropriate office from where it could deliver its services to the communities. The pastors would meet and pray whenever and wherever it was possible to meet. Later, ISN came into contact with UMN in 2067 and both organisations started working in partnership. UMN helped ISN with its Education and Empowerment programme. In the beginning, community people observed the performance of ISN. After recognising its satisfactory work, they came to support ISN in its initiatives and also requested additional support which would reduce their poverty and help them to live a more prosperous life.
Organisational Strategic Information
To establish an educated and self-reliant society.
To co-ordinate and collaborate with Government and non-Government organisations in order to enhance the capacity and raise awareness of Slum, Magar, Dalit & Musahar communities, ensuring their access to education, health, civic rights, civic entitlements and facilities provided by Public Institutions.
To increase literacy rates and improve living standards of Slum, Magar, Dalit & Mushar communities.
- To improve the educational attainment through formal and non-formal activities;
- To improve the economic condition of the target communities through income generation activities;
- To increase the capacity of target communities to gain access to information, educational facilities and health resources.
Spiritual Unity; Forgiveness and Reconciliation Integrity; Accountability and Transparency and Social justice.
Geographic Areas Covered
Hupsekot Rural Municipality.
Dalit, Janjati, Woman & Children and local Churches.
Health & Sanitation, Education, Environment Management, Livelihoods.
Networks and Affiliations
Member and Staff Diversity
Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)
Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)
Kawaswoti Municipality, Nawalparasi
087-541054 firstname.lastname@example.org www.umn.org.np/partners/isn
Nawaraj Pandey, Chairperson
Last Updated: September 2019