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Forum for Awareness and Youth Activity (FAYA), Nepal

Established in 1995, Forum for Awareness and Youth Activity, Nepal (FAYA-Nepal) is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-government organization registered with District Administration Office Kailali. Since its inception, FAYA-Nepal has been striving to build an equitable and just society in Mid and Far West region of Nepal. FAYA's multi-sect oral interventions have contributed towards building agencies of the partner communities to claim basic public services; promote food lives and livelihoods.

Youths are the most productive resource, it is imperative that we mobilize the potential human resource for social transformation. The society would always stands to loose its strength if this resource is wasted. So, FAYA wants to activate youths and their creative thinking through its activity. Now-a-days, FAYA has been leading it's members through its slogan 'Collective Efforts for Change'

With more than one and half decade learning experience, FAYA Nepal embodies various qualities to be and excellent social transformation agent. It's value, moral commitment and process of implementation is going social acknowledgement with good image. FAYA is devoting its efforts to fulfill its strategic directions through partnership with several community, local and national as well as international agencies. Currently, FAYA Nepal has been implementing various programmes under its thematic area such as human rights and democratization, women empowerment and advocacy, livelihood, water and sanitation, disaster preparedness & emergency response, land rights and Former Kamaiya rehabilitation, community health, peace building, HIV and AIDS. FAYA Nepal is expanding its recognition as a multi-sector resource organization of Far-West Nepal.

Message From Chair Person


Mr. Lok Raj Bhatta

'Collective Efforts for Change'

FAYA-Nepal was established in 1995 hoping for collective efforts for bringing positive change in the community. With the vision of establishing progressive, equitable and civilized society, it has been adhering to its mission to empower poor, socially marginalized and opportunities deprived communities for their sustainable economic development and social transformation. 

There is a big gap in the power balance in the society which has created a need of collective efforts for ensuring rights of women, children, dalit, disabled, disaster affected communities, resource poor and landless farmers, senior citizens and other groups which are socially excluded. FAYA-Nepal, right from its establishment, has been making attempts for the right of its partner communities through various activities. The organization is committed to issues of women rights, rights to  education and health, livelihood, disaster management, good governance and democracy for ensuring right to dignified life of its partner communities. Our collective efforts has contributed for the rights of partner communities through campaigns against 'Kamaiya Pratha (bonded labor system)', Chhaupadi Pratha (discrimination to women during menstruation)', 'Chhuwachhut Pratha (untouchability)' and 'wage discrimination'.

The organization has been successful in establishing its identity through more than two dozen projects in Far and Mid Western region of Nepal. The support and collaboration form the International Non-Governmental Organizations, Donor Agencies and Governmental Organizations has been important for making this happen. We are committed to continue our efforts in collaboration with all actors to make our society a better place to live. We expect collective efforts from all to work for the rights of excluded communities in the future.

Thank You.


Lok Raj Bhatta


Message From Director

Programm Directotr

Mr. Dharma Raj Pathak

I am immensely happy to extend you a hearty welcome to visit us online. FAYA Nepal has crossed its two decade long period of its social work. Since its establishment, in order to contribute towards social transformation, FAYA Nepal has been fighting against the poverty, superstition and all kinds of discrimination exist in the society. Similarly, FAYA Nepal has been striving to build an equitable and just society in Mid and Far West Region of Nepal. During this period, FAYA's interventions have contributed towards building agencies of the partner communities to claim basic public services, promote food security and livelihood alternates and reduce risks to their lives and livelihoods. 

We do believe that social transformation is not possible only intervention form the single person or institution instead requires the collective efforts from the actors of the society. Considering this fact, FAYA Nepal has been devoting its efforts to bring changes in human lives as well as in the community partnering with the government and no-government actors and leading to its member with its strategic slogan 'collective efforts for change.'

On behalf of FAYA Nepal and personally, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who have extended their support and solidarity to us since past 20 years long period of FAYA Nepal's existence. Through our collective efforts, we have been able to achieve significant changes in the different section of the society. We look forward the same support, collaboration and solidarity in the days to come.

Lets join hands for making difference in people's lives. 

Thank you.


 Dharma Raj Pathak

Program Director

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"Collective Effort For Change"