Child Welfare Scheme Nepal (CWSN) emerged as a grassroots NGO working in the remote hill villages of western Nepal. When CWSN was officially established in 1997, the situation of children in the hill villages was very difficult due to poverty and socioeconomic disparities. They did not have easy access to basic services such as primary health care and education leading to poor health and educational status of these children. To address these problems, CWSN initiated a project called Day Care Health Centre (DCHC) with the direct participation of the local people in western region of Nepal. This was a unique project that combined early education and primary health care. Since then CWSN has grown organically. CWSN developed and implemented many other child-centered initiatives such as Asha Health Care, Jyoti Vocational Training Centre and Jyoti Street Project which are now well-recognized and established initiatives reaching out over 20,000 children, young people and families in western Nepal annually.
CWSN has become one of the leading child-centered grassroots organisations in the western region of Nepal. CWSN is the first two-time winner of prestigious Stars Impact Awards http://www.starsfoundation.org.uk/
(2009 in health category and 2013 in education Category).
A society that respects the rights and dignity of all its children and young people.
To enable disadvantaged children and young people to realize their potential in order to become self-reliant adults, through ensuring their rights to life, health, education, protection, family, identity, opinions and play.
Every young person in our programmes will experience positive outcomes that will assist them to make a successful transition to independent and fulfilling adult lives