Focus, Vision, Mission, Objectives & Strategy


  • Ethnic Welfare Society (EWS) Okhaldhunga focuses its efforts with vulnerable family members and rural communities, who are socially deprived, marginalized and excluded from mainstream.


  • Socially just and prosperous nation for future generation


  • EWS Okhaldhunga’s mission is to build capacity of excluded and marginalized communities by using their collective efforts for mobilizing resources to improve their prosperity.


EWS Values

 Equality: EWS treats everyone equally and fairly regardless of their gender, caste, ethnicity, or economic position.

 Integrity: EWS seeks having strong moral principles, being trustworthy, and speaking the truth and fighting for justice.

Respect: EWS respects each individual and the communities, who serve through cultural sensitiveness, friendship, listening and understanding.

Transparency: EWS seeks to be open, transparent and accountable to its staff and its community members by providing information about EWS and its project plans that it expects to deliver.

Learning: EWS equips learning and empowering their staff with new knowledge, skills, and experience through a reflective-action process. EWS encourages feedback from community members and other stakeholders, who serve to improve their efforts.

Teamwork: EWS believes in being self-less and working as a team for excellence through collective passion, intelligence and strength.

Supportive Working Environment: EWS practices that all staff enjoy working in an friendly environment supporting each other by providing constructive feedback and encouraging each other for growth and development.


The objective of EWS is to strengthen capacities of the poor and excluded people and their organizations in social, economic and political spheres through its research, development, and advocacy activities at all levels. This will be done by

  • empowering the local people to resolve the issues causing hardships to their lives,
  • bringing together many potential partners for collective action and community based development activities.
  • conserving biodiversity and managing ecosystem services
  • developing climate change resilient communities
  • empowering indigenous people, women and youth




EWS implements programs based on the experience and lessons learned from the previous projects and carry forward the approaches and activities that have proven to be effective in reaching the poor and marginalized communities with an efficient partnership of likeminded organizations.