Gramin Samudaik Sanstha (GSS)

Mugu | Province 6

Gramin Samudaik Sanstha (GSS)

History and Key Successes of the Organisation

A Brief History of the Organisation

Gramin Samudaik Sanstha (GSS) is a local Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) which was established by the UMN Mugu Education Project (MEP). It was formed from 16 small farmers’ groups. In the beginning there were 224 members affiliated with this organisation. At that time GSS had to face many difficulties in fulfilling their legal requirements as an NGO. They had to spend a huge amount of money and time getting a PAN number from the Inland Revenue Office and obtaining affiliation from the Social Welfare Council in Kathmandu.

After the phasing out of the MEP project and with no other external resources, GSS was unable to grow. When UMN established its cluster office in Mugu, GSS was selected as a partner which opened up many opportunities for expansion and growth of the organisation.

   Key Successes and Achievements of the Organisation:
  • 30 Dalit girls have passed the SLC and 8 Dalit girls has accessed technical education. One Dalit girl Shaubhagya B.K. has got a permanent nursing job, employed by the Government;
  • 150 households have benefited from the apple gardens and annually earn 35,000 per HHs;
  • 10 child clubs have been established and are affiliated with the District Children Welfare Board;
  • GSS has promoted livestock and agriculture based income generation activities and 300 HHs are actively involved in kitchen gardening and animal husbandry;
  • GSS started as a village level farmer group. Currently the Chairperson of this organisation is also serving as the Chair of the NGO Federation District Chapter.

Organisational Strategic Information

DAO Reg. No.  66/2003
SWC Affiliation No.  19623/2006
PAN No.  301964607

To run a well governed Organisation and achieve a prosperous society.


Addressing the root cause of poverty through improving livelihoods, women and children’s health, girls’ education and better quality education for all.


To improve the living standard of communities.

  • Provide knowledge and skills regarding food security to farmers;
  • Provide health education, knowledge and skills to pregnant women to bring about behavioural change and improved health for all;
  • Improve the quality of education by providing vocational education to students;
  • Increase the literacy rate in communities through non-formal education to bring positive changes in their knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour.
Core Values

Good governance; social inclusion; integrity; equality; justice; preservation of culture; identification and mobilisation of local resources.

Geographic Areas Covered

Chhayanath Rara Municipality, Mugum Karmarong, Soru and Khatyad Rural Municipalities.

Target Beneficiaries

Child Clubs; Women’s Groups; Dalit Girls; Adolescents.

Thematic Focus

Child Protection; Education; Health; Livelihoods; Advocacy.

Networks and Affiliations

Member and Staff Diversity

Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)

Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)

Organisational Growth

Contact Details

Pina, Mugu
087-460220, 660053 

Bal Ram Sahani, Chairperson

Sal Bdr. Rawal, Secretary
Bashu Rawal , Programme Co-ordinator
9868310953, 9748903653

Last Updated: September 2019

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