Namaste Rural Development Society (NRDS)

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Namaste Rural Development Society (NRDS)

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.

   Key Successes and Achievements of the Organisation:
  • Aligned all the programmes with its specified strategic direction;
  • Able to implement various programmes according to the community need;
  • Improved documentation system;
  • Hands on experience of disaster relief support (distributed full package relief items to 1,400 households);
  • Experience of reconstruction and rehabilitation to work in emergencies and natural disasters.

Organisational Strategic Information

DAO Reg. No.  63/063/64
SWC Affiliation No.  20687/2069
PAN No.  303813969

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 children’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
Core Values

Transparency; integrity; social justice; unity and reconciliation.

Geographic Areas Covered

Rubi Valley Rural Municipality.

Target Beneficiaries

Dalit, Janajatis and marginalised people.

Thematic Focus

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)

Organisational Growth

Contact Details

Head Office: Lapa, Rubi Valley, Dhading Contact Office: Dhadingbesi, Dhading

Urmila Regmi, Chairperson

Gokarna Rupakheti, Executive Director
9851190559, 9841567241
Ganga Subedi , Co-ordinator

Last Updated: September 2019

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