Pragatishil Yuwa Samaj (PYS)

Bajhang | Province 7

Pragatishil Yuwa Samaj (PYS)

History and Key Successes of the Organisation

A Brief History of the Organisation

Pragatishil Yuwa Samaj (PYS) strives to serve the community of Bajhang by addressing the challenging, neglected issues of mental health and disability rehabilitation.

PYS formed an agriculture group in Rithapata of Jaya Prithivi Municipality. Hospital land was taken on lease and the general members of the organisation are growing vegetables on this land. Seed production and distribution were achieved using their own resources. PYS initiated a micro hydro project in Rithapata with the District Development Committee (DDC). It was also involved in developing community drinking water and a sanitation system in Subeda and Luynta of Jaya Prithivi Municipality. The organisation sought to promote an understanding of health and sanitation and HIV/AIDS, for which they received an appreciation latter from the DHO. PYS has been involved in organising various sports for the youth of Rithapata as well as providing support to the health camps run by the hospital.

Since beginning PYS has been serving mothers and children, people living with mental health and disabilities in the remote villages of Bajhang.

   Key Successes and Achievements of the Organisation:
  • 643 women were organized in 18 groups and benefited from community health programs as well as income generation activities such as goat farming, vegetable production;
  • Establishment of two disability networks in VDC level and received NRP 40,000 from the same VDC for a Disability Protection Fund;
  • 99 people with a mental health problem got a check- up from the local health institutions and 45 of them were given further treatment;
  • In coordination with the District Health Office they conducted a family planning camp in Bajha and Sunkuda VDCs, where 40 women were given temporary family planning devices;
  • Organisational services for poor and marginalised people have been improved.

Organisational Strategic Information

DAO Reg. No.  183/2004
SWC Affiliation No.  16550/2004
PAN No.  301692106/2004

A life of self-reliance and dignity.


Strengthening capacity of target community through empowerment and social mobilisation.


To improve the health of poor and marginalised people of Bajhang.

  • Strengthen the capacity of women and children regarding reproductive health ;
  • Provide support to people living with mental health issues;
  • Provide support to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
Core Values

Equity and social justice; Transparency and Accountability; Integrity and Creativity.

Geographic Areas Covered

Bungal, Jaya Prithivi, Thalara, Chabispathivera, Talkot, Masta, Surma, Khaptadchhanna and Bithadchir Municipalities.

Target Beneficiaries

Women & children, Dalits, people living with disability.

Thematic Focus

Health (reproductive health, mental health and disability).

Networks and Affiliations

Member and Staff Diversity

Current Partnership/Donors (maximum of three)

Phased Out Projects (maximum of three)

Organisational Growth

Contact Details

Chainpur, Bajhang

Prakash Bhadur Singh, Chairperson
Lawaraj Joshi, Programme Co-ordinator

Last Updated: May 2018

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