Founded in 1995, The Forum for Awareness and Youth Activity (FAYA) Nepal stands as a transformative force dedicated to driving positive change in society. This organization, officially recognized as a non-governmental organization (NGO) by the District Administration Office Kailali and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council, initially focused on empowering young people and their interconnected communities to effectively address the pressing challenges facing society.
FAYA operating under the guiding principles of a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) since 2004, FAYA has played a pivotal role in various human rights networks and alliances at the district and regional levels. Its activities have extended into critical areas such as advocating for wage parity, ensuring secure rehabilitation for freed Kamiya (formerly bonded laborers), and amplifying the Women's Rights Forum. These initiatives underscore FAYA's commitment to promoting equality, social justice, and gender empowerment.
One of FAYA's notable strengths lies in its ability to form strategic partnerships with grassroots organizations and development allies. These collaborations reflect the organization's forward-thinking vision and its understanding of the importance of synergy in fostering sustainable change. By working hand in hand with local partners and allies, FAYA has been able to amplify its impact and reach, making significant strides in its mission to create a more equitable and just society. Through its proactive approach and unwavering commitment, FAYA continues to be a driving force in the realm of social change in Nepal. By addressing issues at their roots and championing the rights of marginalized communities, FAYA exemplifies the power of grassroots initiatives in instigating constructive transformation and paving the way for a brighter future.