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Vision, Mission, Goals


Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN), established in 2005 by a diverse group drawn from development workers, educationalists, social activists and other professionals, is a non-religious, non-political, non-for-profit, and non-governmental organization (NGO). VIN has been officially registered under the Society Act with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu (Reg. No. 147/062/63), and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council Nepal (SWC) (Affiliation No. 20910). VIN focuses on community-based projects involving local volunteers backed-up by international volunteers in Nepal.

VIN has been mobilizing local and international volunteers in various development sectors including educational programs, trainings and counseling that significantly contribute to enhance the livelihoods of poor and marginalized / disadvantaged communities in Nepal. VIN has also been deploying its volunteers in teaching, teacher training, environment, health and sanitation, helping children in orphanage, women empowerment support, youth empowerment and entrepreneurship development.


“VIN will be a leading non-governmental volunteer organization in the field of integrated sustainable community development which envisions prosperous and just society throughout Nepal.”


To empower marginalized communities through enhanced Education, Health and Income generation under Women empowerment, Children development, Youth empowerment and Public health programs with special focus on women and children by conducting training and research, developing basic infrastructure, mobilizing skilled local and international volunteers to promote equality, economic well-being and basic human rights.

Goals and Objectives

To improve basic Public health condition of community people


  • To identify common health problems and associated risk factors in communities
  • To increase access to quality health services at the community level
  • To increase access to hygiene and sanitation facilities
  • To educate community people about basic health, hygiene & sanitation
  • To provide training on basic first aid to different groups from target communities


To empower women to improve their quality of life


  • To educate women on their rights, life skills and health & sanitation
  • To ensure  women involvement in micro-credit
  • To enable women contribute minimum 40 percent of family income


To facilitate children’s development & protect child rights


  • To aware children about basic child rights
  • To develop child friendly environment and ensure child rights in the society
  • To support  children on physical and mental growth and development in proportion to age
  • To ensure children participation on development activities


To develop skills among youth and mobilize them on development activities


  • To educate youth on their rights and life skills through trainings, workshops and campaigns
  • To ensure youth participation in development activities
  • To develop youth friendly societies through capacity development and employment opportunities


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Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN)

Nayabazaar Khusibu, Kathmandu


Fax: 00977 1 4362560

Tel: 00977 (1) 4362560 / 4356679 (Office)