Portfolio Date : 2013
Portfolio Category : Non Government Organization
Portfolio URL : http://gwpnepal.org
Something About The Client
eneral Welfare Pratisthan ( GWP) is a non-profit and non-governmental organization. GWP is registered (Reg. No – 336/049/050) in the Kathmandu District Administration Office, affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (Affln. 1366/049/050) and registered in with the Inland Revenue Department (PAN # 301745264).
GWP is activly working 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:
Environment Improvement Awareness Program
Peace building through Self-Employment Program
Health Improvement (HIV/AIDS/STI, VCT, Care & Support and Safe Injection Program)
All programs are implemented in the field through Outreach workers and a strong network of committed peer educators from the concerned target populations. Although GWP is working in the above four sectors, all these programs are supportive to each other and are interlinked. For example, the largest of GWP’s programs is the HIV/AIDS program, placed within the health program, where GWP supports female sex workers and their clients for HIV/AIDS/STI prevention through behavior change initiatives. This is closely linked with GWP’s “Send your Daughter to School” program which similarly targets FSWs and other vulnerable groups, educating and empowering them to sending their children to school. Similarly, when GWP started a safe injection disposal programs as a general health focus, it also supported HIV prevention/harm reduction programs by reducing the chances of HIV transmission through used needles.