Good Neighbors was started in 1991 with the mission to support disadvantaged children in Seoul, Korea. The beginnings of Good Neighbors were rooted in projects such as handicapped children’s programs, orphanages, finding homes for poverty-stricken widows, rural community development, and assisting families of tuberculosis patients. Currently, Good Neighbors conducts missions around the world to improve the quality of life and educational standards, as well as to provide aid in areas of civil unrest or natural disasters.
Good Neighbors is known as Good Neighbors International Nepal in Nepal. GNI has been working in Nepal since 2002 with the objective of improving lives of poor people, especially children through education, income generating activities, health services, child protection, disaster risk reduction, advocacy and network building. Currently, GNI Nepal has been operating its activities in 20 districts.
GNI Nepal signed the Fourth Project Agreement (2016-2020) with the Social Welfare Council for five years (2016 – 2020). Major thematic areas are Education, Livelihood Enhancement, Health and WASH as well as Sponsorship Service and Child Protection. Advocacy, community partnership and network building, disaster risk reduction and gender are cross cutting issues.