PA Nepal was established in 2000 by Indira Ranamagar. This was a continuation of the prisoner welfare work started by renowned writer and human rights activist Parijat (also known as Bishnu Kumari Waiba) in the early 1990s. Indira worked closely with Parijat during this time and was inspired to found PA Nepal. Throughout the years, PA Nepal has grown into a well established NGO that provides education, skills and rehabilitation training for the most vulnerable groups (women, children, sick people and mentally ill people) while advocating for their rights.
Some of the most recent projects started by PA Nepal include the construction of a new children's home and school in Sankhu and the creation of PA Nepal's Junkiri schools in Eastern Nepal which are a response to the needs of children who are unable to prosper in a restricted and formal environment. PA Nepal has also created a Youth Centre in Western Nepal and a program to teach children farming skills while respecting the environment. PA Nepal is also acting as a role model in the field of self-sustainability in Eastern Nepal, by providing farming skills and knowledge. Finally, we are continuing to create new partnerships with other organizations to improve the life of the most vulnerable people in prison.