In today’s article, we have included the list of INGOs in Pokhara working for social welfare. These organizations are working continuously for the betterment of the local people. In case you are unaware, an INGO is a non-governmental organization that operates internationally for the welfare of life around the world. To add, INGO stands for International Non-Government Organization.
Dear readers, the world has gone through different calamities, wars, pandemics, and many difficulties along with all the development we see around us today. Back then, times were really hard. Unfortunately, there is inequality prevailing around us even today. So, to help others and to contribute from their sides, some people have done remarkable works through their social works.
As well as that, INGOs run mainly with the motive to provide service to help others. Moreover, the INGOs work for the welfare of human life as well as for the betterment of the environment, climate, and wildlife too.
Here is the list of INGOs in Pokhara working for Social Welfare
International Nepal Fellowship (Nepal)
International Nepal Fellowship is a service motive organization in Nepal. Established in 1995 AD, INF works in different areas to improve the quality of life. For instance, some of its working areas are; Agriculture and food security, Disability and Handicap, Human Trafficking, Sanitation and Hygiene, Disaster management, Environment and Climate Change, Health and HIV/AIDS, Livelihood and Rural and community development.
Not only in Pokhara, but also in many other districts, we can see the works and projects of INF for social welfare. INF has it operating branches alos in bajura, Banke, Dang, Gorkha, Jumla, Kalikot, Kapilbastu, Kaski, Mugu, Rolpa, and Surkhet.
Address: Pokhara Metropolitan-1, Simpani, Kaski
Nepal Red Cross Society
Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) was established in 1963 A.D with the main motive to work for the welfare of people. In fact, it is affiliated with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
As well as that, Nepal Red Cross Society is one one of the largest humanitarian organization in Nepal, with its network in each of the 77 districts of the country.
Its primary objective is reducing human suffering without discrimination on grounds of religion, race, sex, class, caste, tribe, nationality, or political belief. Along with that, it works on blood transfusion service, community development, disaster management, earthquake response operation, and finance and resource management. To achieve its goals, the organization focuses on gender equality & social inclusion, general support and coordination, health services, humanitarian values, and communications.
A certain part of its activities is also carried by students and youth volunteers of the Nepal Junior Red cross and Youth Red Cross Circles. These circles are organized in schools, campuses, and communities.
Address: Pokhara Sub-metropolitan City-8, Srijana Chowk
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SOS Children’s Village
SOS Children’s Village Pokhara was established in 1975 A.D. with the name – “SOS Emergency Hostel for Tibetan Children” with three dormitories for children. In 1978, the President of SOS Children’s Villages International, Dr. Hermann Gmeiner, with Mr. Helmut Kutin formally inaugurated the facility.
SOS Children’s Villages is an independent, non-governmental, nonprofit international development organization headquartered in Austria. Click here to know more about SOS.
The less-privileged and orphan children can get family-like care in the SOS Children’s villege from the SOS mothers. They build families for children in need, help them shape their futures, and they share in the development of children communities.
Address: Chhorepatan, Pokhara
Phone: Office: +977-61-460446 Mobile: +977-9856021116
Kidasha is an INGO working in Pokhara for 20 years. It has offices in London and Pokhara, Nepal. The London office provides management and fundraising support for the organization. Whereas, the locally recruited staff in Pokhara execute the programs and activities.
Moreover, the major objective of the organization is to work for children’s rights. Kidasha works for the betterment of the street children and rescues child laborers. Along with that, it also works for the victims of child sex abuse and makes a better world for children living in slums.
Address: Nagdhunga-8, Pokhara, Nepal
Telephone: +977 (0) 61 530 002 or +977 (0) 61 522 085
On the EndNote…
There are some of the INGOs working in Pokhara with their head offices in other districts too. For example,
World Wildlife Fund Inc. (WWF), USA
World Vision International, USA
United Mission To Nepal, (UMN)
The Nepal Trust, UK
Save The Children International
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), etc.
Nevertheless, NGOs And INGOs play a very important role in the welfare of society. These organizations play a very important role in protecting children’s rights, Women’s empowerment, Social Justice, Uplifting Rural Life, Social Equity, Education and Health, Sanitization.
In like manner, they also provide public awareness for social causes. NGOs and INGOs also work on Poverty reduction, gender equality as well as improving the quality of life of people. In addition, these organizations provide various skills, training, and development skills to needy people which make them skillful. NGOs and INGOs also help the government to achieve its aims and goals.