Association of Youth Organizations Nepal

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Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON)
Genre Youth Network Organisation
Founder R.Mulmi, P. Bhattarai, S. Dahal, K. Burklakoti & S. Joyti (2005)
Headquarters Kathmandu, Nepal, Kathmandu
Area served
Number of employees
8 (2010)

The Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) is a non-political, non-religious, non-governmental, not-for-profit, autonomous network of Youth Organizations and as such, a platform for collaboration, cooperation, joint action and collective endeavor between Youth Organizations in Nepal. So far, 92 youth organizations have registered with AYON.[1] The organisation is situated in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu.

AYON took lead during the Nepali Earthquake and mobilized thousands of youth volunteers. Immediately after the disastrous earthquake, within just 23 hours Association of Youth Organizations Nepal (AYON) in coordination with various youth groups like Come on Youth Stand Up initiated #act4quake youth group within to respond to the earthquake disaster.

(AYON), together with other local, national, and international agencies, has been involved in relief works from immediately after the earthquake mobilizing more than 900 youth volunteers in 14 districts. The youth volunteers team meets the people, make the community, does the medical emergency medical treatments, cleans the area to stop the epidemics and in some locations like Sankhu, Nuwakot building temporary bamboo houses.

To date {16 May 2015} it has reached more than 140 villages of 14 districts and its teams including medical persons are reaching to un-reached and un-served areas with relief materials.

Member organisations[edit]

In 2015, AYON works with 92 member organisations, situated in Nepal:

Name of Organization District Zone
Bal Samaj Nepal Morang Koshi
Mugu Karnali Karnali
Center for Research and Development (CRD,Nepal) Kavre Bagmati
Child Protection Nepal Bara Narayani
Community Development Forum Dang Rapti
Community Development Forum Nepal (CDF Nepal –Doti) Doti Seti
Creative Good Governance Club(CGGC) Surkhet Bheri
Creative Youth Society (CYS) Lalitpur Bagmati
Development Concern Society (DECOS) Rolpa Rolpa
Friendship Youth Society Kathmandu Bagmati
Gaja Yuwa Club Baglung Dhaulagiri
GRID Nepal (Group for Rural Infrastructure Development Nepal) Lalitpur Bagmati
Hanuman Youth Club Dhanusha Janar
Himalayan River guide Association Nepal (HRGAN) Kathmandu Kathmandu Bagmati
HRELIC Nepal (National committee of Human Rights Education Club) Kathmandu Bagmati
Human Rights and Good Governance Club Sindhuli Janakpur
HYSEF (Himalayan Youth & Student Forum) Kathmandu Bagmati
Imagine Street Nepal Youth Forum Kathmandu Bagmati
Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal Nawalparasi newalparasi
Karnali Source and management and Rural Empowerment Center, SEC – MARK Mugu Mugu Karnali
Nawa Jagaran Yuwa Club Baglung Dhaulagiri
"Nawa Malika Youth Club, Baglung (NMYC Baglung) " Baglung Dhaulagiri
Nepal Basketball Academy (NBA) Kathmandu Bagmati
"Nepal Environment & Education Development Society, (NEEDS) " Kanchanpur Mahakali
Nepal Youth Forum(NYF) Lalitpur Bagmati
Nodan Club Kathmandu Bagmati
NYEF (Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs Forum) Kathmandu Bagmati
Prosperous Nepal Kathmandu Bagmati
Shree Krishna Gandaki Youth Club(SKGYC) Palpa Gandaki
Social Development Service Center (SDSC) Dhanusa Janakpur
Society for Humanism Youth (SOCH Youth) Kathmandu Bagmati
Suryodaya Yuwa Club Kaski Gandaki
Tourism Development Endeavors (TUDE) Kathmandu Bagmati
UNITED YOUTH(UNITED YOUTH for World Peace) Kathmandu Bagmati
Women Upliftment and awareness center, Mugu(WUAC) Mugu Karnali
YATRA Lalitpur Bagmati
YES Nepal (Youth Engagement in Sustainability) Kathmandu Bagmati
Youth Action Nepal Kathmandu Bagmati
Youth For Change Nepal Kaski Gandaki
Youth Initiative Kathmandu Bagmati
Youth Solidarity-Nepal Doti Seti
Youth Network For peace Achham Seti
Social Development and promotion Center Surkhet Bheri
Jana kalyan Club Sindhupalchok Bagmati
Youth for Development Kailali Seti
Good Governance Protection forum Hekuli Dang
Communication Development Forum Kapan Kathmandu
Nepal Association of the Partially Sighted Kathmandu Bagmati
Youth Civil Society Kathmandu Bagmati
Community Development Campaign Lalitpur Bagmati
Youth Federation for human Rights, peace and development Bara Bara
Children's Partners Nepal Kathmandu Bagmati
Youth Network Doti Dipayal Doti
Pravasi Nepali Coordination Committee Kathmandu Bagmati
Nepal Social Development Awareness center Siraha Siraha
Suryoday Youth Club Birgunj Parsa
Bataworan Chetansil Samaj Illam Illam
Ideal Youth Group Jhapa Jhapa
Farwest Multi Purpose (FWMC)center Dhangadi kailali
Unification Nepal (UN-Nepal) Gorkha Gorkha
Youth Partnership for Development and Peace Nepal Manthali Ramechhap
Helping Hands for Sustainability Kathmandu Bagmati
VOY CAUCAS Kathmandu Bagmati
Deurali Youba Club (DYC) Dhankuta Dhankuta
Chandra Jyoti Integratated Rural Development Society (CIRDS) Dhading Dhading
PEACE Nepal Palpa Lumbini
Srijanshil Yuwa Akata Club Banke Bheri
Youth for Sindhuli (YFS) Kamalmai Sindhuli
People's Inspiration Center (PIC) Dhanusha Janakpur
Participatory Rural Development Programme (PRDP) Charikot Dolakha
All people's Development Center (APEC) lahan Shiraha
Social Improve Service Forum (SISEF, Nepal) Parbat Kusma
Shree Krishna Yuwa Club (SKYCS) Mahottari Janakpur


These definitions are according to AYON. Youth: Youth is an individual, male or female, of any class, caste, creed, origin or religion, who is of the age group between 16 years to 35 years. To compare the Youth definition of the United Nation is between 15 and 24 years old.

Youth Organization: Youth Organization is an organization run by youth, conducting activities directly targeting youth, for the development of youth. These organizations should have at least 75% youths in its membership base and the executive committee.


  • To act as an umbrella organization for Youth Organizations in Nepal to foster cooperation, dialogue, network and collaboration for youth empowerment and development
  • To advocate, lobby and facilitate mainstreaming of youth issues in the National agenda.
  • To organize capacity building programs, trainings and workshops to strengthen the network and its member organizations.
  • To serve as consulting and advisory body to the government agencies and relevant stakeholders regarding youth issues in Nepal.
  • To organize various youth events having national and international significance.
  • To represent Nepalese youth in international policy/decision making bodies, associations, conferences, and various fora.
  • To build network and alliance with international youth organizations and networks to foster youth development.


  1. ^ Official AYON website 2010

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