JOY Foundation Nepal was established in 15th November 1996 by a group of Nepalese youths to collectively deliver the services and assistance to the community and marginalized people in the society led by its Founder President Mr. Babu Kaji Shrestha.
JOY Foundation Nepal is a Non-Governmental Social organization duly registered with Kathmandu District Administrative Office and other Governmental Line Agencies as prescribed by Nepal Government. JOY is also affiliated with Social Service Welfare Council, a governing body of Nepal Government.
Since its establishment, JOY had actively participated in many Eye Care Camps run by the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (formerly Tilganga Eye Center) in different parts of the country. JOY had also joined hand with the Nepal Australia Friendship Association, Queensland, Australia in many Eye Care Camps ran by Tilganga. Till now more than 30,000 people’s eyes were checked up and almost 8000 people got their eyesight restored in these Eye Care Camps. JOY also run Eye Care Camps and distribute optical to needy people in different jails in Nepal.
In addition to providing medical, educational, and health services to disadvantaged people in Nepal, JOY has also supported many other social organizations in running Health Care Service Camps and free distributions of medicines in different parts of the country. These camps and distributions are aimed at providing medical care and support to those who may not have access to it due to the lack of healthcare facilities or poor healthcare infrastructure in certain areas.
JOY’s other major activity is to provide support to disabled children or children of disabling parents and economically marginalized people to pursue their school or college studies. By offering financial support and resources to these individuals, JOY is helping to ensure that they have access to education and opportunities that they may not have otherwise.
Joy has a vision to support equal opportunities for underprivileged and differently-abled people. This vision is rooted in the belief that everyone, regardless of their background, should have access to the resources and support they need to participate fully in society.
The mission of JOY is to provide medical, educational, and health services to disadvantaged people in the country. To achieve this mission, JOY has established the following objectives:
- To provide assistance to people with visual, physical, and other health problems by organizing eye surgical camps and general health camps. JOY aims to improve the quality of life of people in rural areas who do not have access to quality medical services.
- To raise awareness among the people living in rural areas about the importance of preventing blindness and diseases. JOY will use various means of social communication, such as pamphlets, radio programs, and other mass media, to spread awareness and knowledge.
- To develop a strong network of partnerships and collaborations to facilitate an efficient and effective service system in health and educational services. JOY will work with other NGOs, government agencies, and private sector organizations to improve service delivery and access to resources.
- To help disabled children and their families receive the training, education, and support they need. JOY recognizes the challenges faced by disabled children and their families in Nepal and will work to provide them with the necessary support to live fulfilling lives.
- To support disadvantaged youth in Nepal to receive training and find employment opportunities. JOY recognizes the challenges faced by youth in finding employment and will work to provide them with the necessary skills and training to succeed in the workforce.
The organization is committed to working with partners and collaborators to create a better future for all.