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True to the use of the word ‘Sewa’ in its name, ‘Kumaun Sewa Samiti’ is committed to service for the larger good without expectation of reward. The broad spectrum of our activities and the success achieved within the short span of our existence is a humble testimony to KSS having lived up to its name and core values.

KSS has invested in the underprivileged and the marginalized to give them a chance at a life that allows them to explore their potential in a just and nurturing environment. Children and women were the starting point of our work, and through development, relief and advocacy, we strove to create lasting changes in their lives. However limiting our programmes and investments to children and women would not have led to sustainable change till families and communities were equipped and empowered to provide children and women with the environment they needed to flower. Hence we now invest our resources in working on education, health, violence, economic empowerment, anti-trafficking, skill training, leadership development and the like- with community-based organizations, governments, other NGOs, civil societies and individuals. While women and children remain our focus, we are committed to building communities with an ingrained sense of justice and infused with the strength to fight for their rights.

With the adolescent and youth, we are committed to empowering them by nurturing their innate talents while helping them develop new ones which help them fulfill their potential and in turn bring prosperity to their communities and the world at large. We have taken initiatives to provide opportunities for capacity building to keep pace with emerging technical and professional demands. Much however remains to be done. Entrepreneurship, innovation and grassroots efforts are the keys to transform the state.

As we work with communities living in difficult to access, far flung, least developed areas, and we act as watchdogs for human rights violations. Trafficking is an issue we are particularly vigilant about, given the state’s borders with Nepal.

Our work with these communities includes supporting horticulture and agriculture activities, promoting efforts to reduce poverty and unemployment, initiation of activities for accident prevention and rescue, dealing with humanitarian emergencies under the overall umbrella of promoting and protecting the rights of our communities. Though we strive to make use of modern technology to enhance productivity, we are just as deeply committed to protecting handicrafts and traditional arts, science, culture, and other means of expression; protection of antique and archaeological collections; and other related activities.

Our KSS mission is to develop a strong management structure with structured yet flexible processes and procedures to mobilize communities to support its projects and campaigns. Individuals and communities are our core strength- the proverbial ray of hope for the future.

This website is a small effort to give a glimpse into our activities. Our services are for those who wish to avail of them, and for those who share our vision. We invite you to be part of our efforts both by words of encouragement and suggestion, and your time and resources. This website is a small effort to give a glimpse into our activities. Our services are for those who wish to avail of them, and for those who share our vision. We invite you to be part of our efforts both by words of encouragement and suggestion, and your time and resources.