Kalika Self-reliance Social Centre

Kapilvastu Municipality -03, Kalika Gaun, Taulihawa
Kapilvastu, Lumbini Province, Nepal


Sports enthusiasts established this organization as Kalika Sports Club (KSC) in 1981. In its initial period, KSC aimed at preservation and promotion of sports and cultural activities. It entered into social sectorin 1992 and since then working to achieve its vision of a self-reliant society. Along with the shift in focus it also changed its name from KSC to KSSC (Kalika Self-reliance Social Centre) in 1997. KSSC is a non-governmental social development organization working for positive changes in society.
The popular uprising of 1990 fueled people’s aspirations for development, created opportunities and posed challenges. In absence of Non-State actors to address those challenges in Kapilvastu, Kalika took upon itself the task of stepping into the vacuum and taking lead in development initiatives. Thus the Sports Club came to spend more time, resource and energy in social development works and less in sports.
Poor literacy, conservative mind-set, superstitions, continues to contribute to violence and exploitation of women and girl children. Child marriage, exclusion of girls from school, patriarchy, gender discrimination, unequal and unfair workload to women, keeping Muslim girls from school, are some of evils besetting social life in Kapilvastu.
To overcome from these problems and issues, we have been conducting various activities such as Self-help Initiative Promotion, Institutional Capacity Building of local NGOs, Education, Health & Nutrition, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Climate Change, Women Right & Empowerment, Agriculture Development, Farm base and Off-Farm base Income Generation Supports, Child Right, Livelihood, Human Rights and Public Advocacy, Good Governance, Conflict transformation in partnership with different donor Agencies across Kapilvastu, Rupandehi, Nawalparshi and Bhojpur district.