Over 25 Years of Empowering Rural Communities

ARD-Kavre, a leading organization dedicated to sustainable development and community empowerment in Kavre district, Nepal.

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Who We Are

Association for Rural Development (ARD) – Kavre is a non-governmental, non-profit, and non-political organization committed to innovative development and resource mobilization for the socio-economic empowerment of marginalized and disadvantaged communities in Nepal. Established in 1990 and formalized in 1992, ARD-Kavre has been working tirelessly to create social justice, social transformation, and sustainable development.

We take an integrated, participatory approach – partnering with communities to address key issues in education, health, climate action, governance and human rights.


Our mission

Our mission is to empower marginalized rural communities in Nepal. We promote social justice and sustainable development by improving education, governance, human rights, climate resilience, water and sanitation.


Our vision

We envision a peaceful & harmonious society where socio-economically & politically disadvantaged, marginalized, & vulnerable groups, including poor, indigenous communities, so-called “Dalits,” women, & children, can live their lives in dignity & assurance.


Our goal

Our goal is to lead equitable and sustainable development by mainstreaming socio-economically and politically excluded groups, ensuring their active participation and inclusion in decision-making processes.

Our Strategic Goals & Measurable Impact

Our Objectives

Quality Education :

We strive to ensure quality education by establishing child-friendly schools, increasing school enrollment, and improving retention rates.

WASH (Water Supply and Sanitation) :

Through social awareness programs, we promote healthy habits, hygiene, and community sanitation, improving the overall well-being of communities.

Accountability and Good Governance :

We engage communities in public dialogue and advocate for good governance, transparency, and accountability at the local level.

Human Rights :

We empower marginalized groups, including indigenous communities, women, differently-abled individuals, children, and economically disadvantaged communities, through advocacy for human rights, women's rights, child rights, and protection.

Climate Change Resilience :

We work towards building climate change-resilient communities by promoting sustainable practices and adaptation strategies

Our Impact

Over the years, ARD-Kavre has made significant contributions to creating positive change and improving the lives of marginalized communities. Through our initiatives, we have:

Legal Status and Affiliations

ARD-Kavre is a registered organization under the Ministry of Home, Government of Nepal. We are also affiliated with the Social Welfare Council, NGO Federation of Nepal, District Coordination Committee of Social Organization (DCCSO), and District Coordination Committee (DCC) in Kavre district.

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