Since its inception the foundation has laid immense emphasis on serving the society at large and impacting as many lives as possible. It has always aimed at holistic development of the community people exerting importance to all demographics equally. GVS is trying to place focus on the lower section of the society who are unable to access basic level of resources for existence. All people of community including women, children and senior citizen are being benefited by the projects.
Mental illness is directly linked to poverty as well as gender-related issues such as child marriage, low social status, lack of education and physical abuse. Some 85% of the global poor live in rural communities and the majority of them are women. But rural women are the most under-researched segment of the global population, said Saionara König-Reis, UN Representative and head of the New York office of Dianova International. Their needs require further study since rural women do not comprise a homogenous group, but vary from community to community. Their living experiences are so multiple and the nuances are so important.
Globally, one-third of all women are victims of abuse. In rural China, abuse is a fundamental issue in women’s suicide. Women are twice as likely to be depressed as men, and rape victims are at particular risk. Young rape victims can experience severe mental problems, and need to be supported by professional services at the community level.
GVS has ventured into mutually-beneficial relationships with the Government to help create a visible change in the community. Additionally, a lot of corporates have lend their helping hand to help us achieve the vision that the foundation has aimed at since its initiation.
To work amongst the deprived and underprivileged community to inspire and motivate them to realise their human dignity, develop their own capacity and help them to solve their own problems. The organisation strives to work for the social and economic development of the people by providing whatever practical help they need in the form of information, advice, capacity building, training and support.
Prevention of poor mental health is not only possible, but urgently needed. Our strategy affirms our commitment to making prevention happen, so that people across the Nepal can live mentally healthier lives.
We are focusing on three key areas: