About us

Nepal National Social Welfare Association (NNSWA) established itself in 1990. In 1994, NNSWA registered with the District Administration Office Kanchanpur and affiliated to Social Welfare Council Kathmandu. NNSWA has grown over the years, implementing various integrated community based development programs in Far Western Region being one of the leading development organizations in the Far West Region of Nepal.

NNSWA has 134 General Members who constitute the General Assembly of NNSWA. 11 members of this General Assembly constitute an Executive Committee. Executive Members are elected by the General assembly for a term of 5 years. The Executive Committee has 6 Office Bearers (President, Vice-president, General Secretary, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice-treasurer) and 5 Executive Members. 40% of General Assembly and Executive Committee members are female. NNSWA has its district chapters at Dadeldhura, Baitadi and Darchula districts and other district NNSWA helping committee are existed and providing services in all 9 districts within the Far Western Region, Nepal.

The Executive Committee is the legally constituted body responsible for providing strategic and policy direction to the organization. NNSWA has its own office building having sufficient rooms and training hall at Bheemdatt Municipality-18 in Kanchanpur district.

Our Mission

NNSWA is committed to empower and ensure the social rights of 3D people (Deprived, Dalit, and Disable).


NNSWA strives towards an equitable society.

Goals & Objectives

What we want to achieve in near future.

  • To enhance the standard of education and provide educational opportunities to the eprived, dalits, and disabled.
  • To provide help services to those in the target area
  • To advocate rights for women and children.
  • To create leaders from the 3D group through skill development and trainings.
  • Advocacy for all livelihood options, poverty alleviation, human rights.

Development Approaches

Far Western Developmental Region of Nepal constitutes NNSWA's core program areas. The districts of Far Western Developmental Region of Nepal are characterized by poor developmental indicators, high levels of male migration to India, poor infrastructure, vast caste and gender disparity and extensive deforestation, providing NNSWA a rationale for its work there.

NNSWA' program activities are organized into 4 Program Sectors namely, (1) Education and Early Childhood Development (2) General Health and Reproductive Health/Disability and Health/Drinking Water and Sanitation (3) Community Development through social and Economic upliftment and (4) Natural Resource Management. The Advocacy and Organizational Development process are inbuilt with all sectors as crosscutting approaches. Each sector is sub-divided into Core Areas. Though NNSWA's programs have been so organized, these categories are not watertight and there is an overlap that reflects NNSWA's understanding of the multi-factorial causation of poverty, lack of access to information and resources, poor health, illiteracy, and advocacy disempowerment and marginalization. NNSWA's programs are almost entirely grant funded. These programs are either directly implemented by NNSWA or in partnership with local organizations. For the implementation of all programs with its working areas, NNSWA has adequate number of skilled and trained staff who has been providing quality service to the target community.

Working Strategies

  • Partnership-with the government, donors, INGOs, local NGOs and CBOs
  • Participatory Integrated Rural Development
  • Gendered programming
  • Rights based programming and Networking, Alliance and Coalition Building

Target Groups

  • Dalits
  • Disables
  • Deprived (Freed-Kamaiya, Displaced people, women, children and PLHIVs)

NNSWA for Equitable Society!