General Welfare Pratisthan

General Welfare Pratisthan (GWP) is a local NGO whose vision is to work for creating a healthy, well-cultured, empowered society free of economic disparities in Nepal.

The Mission of GWP is to actively work towards creating an organized, self-reliant society, free of social and economic disparities. The Goals of GWP are to:

  • improve the existing health in the society,
  • to improve the existing education in the society,
  • to reduce poverty among marginal population,
  • to reduce the number of girls from trafficking and from the sex trade,
  • to reduce violence (conflict/gender related) and increase peace building in the community and,
  • to increase awareness among young generation on environment protection.

Now, GWP is active in 20 districts of the Capital, Central, Mid & Far Western Regions of Nepal. They are Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Dhading, Chitwan, Makwanpur, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Banke, Jumla, Mugu, Dailekh, Surkhet, Rukum, Dang and Bardiya. GWP has been able to reach more than 500,000 beneficiaries through multi-sectoral programming.

GWP is focused in four sectors:

  1. Peace building with Income Generation Program
  2. II. Health Improvement Program
  3. III. Education Program
  4. IV. Environment Improvement Awareness Program

GWP was established in 1993 by Get Paper Industry (GPI), led by Executive Director Mahesh Dev Bhattarai.

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