Chairman’s Message



Dear Friends, Colleagues and Well-wishers,

In 1993, IMPACT Nepal (IN) was founded and chaired by Late Dr. Lakshmi Narayan Prasad, a national figure who, as the first ENT and Eye surgeon, spent his entire life for the cause of disabled and disabilities in Nepal. I am humbled, honored and privileged to Chair IN, an organization, which has made outstanding contributions to the field of disability prevention in Nepal. In addition, I feel grateful to the Trustees and Executive Committee members of IN who have inspired me over the years by their commitment to IN. Indeed, the growth of IN has been propelled collectively by the endeavors of all the Trustees, past presidents, Executive Committee and other members of IN.

IN is a part of the global movement of Impact Foundations established for the purpose of preventing needless disability. IN has primarily focused on preventing and treating hearing impairment in Nepal through its various activities including capacity building in this field. In addition, IN has made major contributions towards Safe Motherhood and Child Health, Safe Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Poverty Alleviation, Capacity Building, Nutrition, and Public Awareness for the prevention of disability. IN also provided immediate relief materials and built temporary shelters for 2015 earthquake victims. Recently, IN has begun reconstructing earthquake affected schools and a community health centre in Bhotechaur VDC of Sindhupalchok district.

I feel proud to acknowledge that, as an organization, we have already spent over two decades in this noble endeavor touching and impacting millions of lives in over 30 districts outside Kathmandu Valley, reaching the most disadvantaged and remote communities. IN also works in cooperation with the Government of Nepal by supporting government run programmes that contribute to the prevention of disability. Moreover, I feel proud to acknowledge that IN has set a high standard by aiming for self-sustainability in all of its projects, thereby bringing about a permanent transformation in the target communities and societies.

Hence, I am proud to be given this wonderful opportunity to lead IMPACT Nepal in its position as a national leader in ear care and disability prevention. I hereby request every conscientious citizen of the world to join hands with us in the fight against needless disability in our world and particularly in Nepal.

Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our generous donors, vital partners, dedicated staff, and the amazing volunteers without whose support it would not have been possible for us to achieve all the good work that IN has achieved.

I hope you will enjoy going through our website, which will give you further information on IN’s activities.

Prof. Dr. Rakesh Prasad Shrivastav