Namaste Rural Development Society (NRDS)
Dhading | Province 3
History and Key Successes of the Organisation
A Brief History of the Organisation
The economic and social status in Lapa was very low and people had to suffer lots of challenges and difficulties in this far located village in northern Dhading. Education, health, livelihoods and economic opportunities were very limited. AID organisations had also very limited or no access to this area. People were deprived of their rights from Government service providers. Faced with this situation, some energetic youth from Kapurgaun village formed a non-profit social development organisation in 2064 BS, named NRDS. Since then, NRDS has been ceaselessly working to strengthen the socio-economic status of the people residing in this area. During the early stages, NRDS faced lots of ups and downs. Lack of experience, limited human resources, no funding sources and no idea how to mobilise resources were the main challenges that stopped NRDS successfully achieving their aims. When NRDS came into contact with UMN and started this capacity building journey with UMN they have seen great changes. They have strengthened their internal mechanisms and have become established as a successful system based organisation.
Organisational Strategic Information
Self-reliant and peaceful society.
Build the capacity of poor and marginalised people living in Dhading in order to bring measurable changes in their lives through different activities and programmes for social harmony, community health and improvements in livelihoods and education.
To promote peace, justice and social harmony in targeted communities.
- To improve childrenâ€™s status through education and functional education programme
- To improve the health status of women through health and sanitation programmes
- To promote peace and harmony in the community through community peace building programme
- Resilient on disaster management and climate change adaptation
Transparency; integrity; social justice; unity and reconciliation.
Geographic Areas Covered
Rubi Valley Rural Municipality.
Dalit, Janajatis and marginalised people.
Health & Sanitation; Peacebuilding; Education; Income Generation and Women Empowerment.
Networks and Affiliations
Member and Staff Diversity
Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)
Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)
Head Office: Lapa, Rubi Valley, Dhading Contact Office: Dhadingbesi, Dhading
010-521318 firstname.lastname@example.org www.umn.org.np/partners/nrds
Urmila Regmi, Chairperson
Last Updated: September 2019