Pragatishil Yuwa Samaj (PYS)
Bajhang | Province 7
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.
Organisational Strategic Information
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.
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.
Women & children, Dalits, people living with disability.
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)
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Last Updated: May 2018