Seto Gurans National Child Development services (SGNCDS) is a pioneer organization in the field of Early Childhood Development at national, district and community level. It is registered as an Educational Non Governmental organization, working since 1979 in advocacy, introducing various modules for children, parents, community and other stakeholders. It aims to reach the hearts and minds of children from most disadvantaged groups as well as all ECD age group children, their families and communities. It has shown sincere commitment to the ideals of child centered development approaches and a belief in the rights of all children to grow their full potential – physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. At the time of its origin, there was hardly a non-governmental organization which worked for such group of children’s right.
The organization has produced independent District Seto Gurans child development service through the local team of trained human resource in 59 district out of the 75 district of Nepal with support of Save the Children.
Etymological meaning of Seto Gurans is White Rhododendron, a flower which bloom in the high altitude with environmental bottleneck. It is unfamiliar to those who are concerned to the rights of excluded group of children. At the mean time, Lali Gurans -Red Rhododendron found in abundance on the foothills of Nepal is therefore well known and honored as the National Flower. Symbolically Setogurans reflects those children who survive under difficult situation, and context with respect to gender, caste, creed, ethnicity and geographical barriers. They are also deprived of their Early childhood development rights.