Brief History

GODH is a Lahore based non-profit civil society organization working on pro poor Communities issues such as Rights and Protection of Children. In 1998, it was the dream and commitment of a few young minds to do development work for the neglected marginalized indigenous nomadic (Gypsy) Communities. They lived and spent time with these Communities to understand their Child Protection and Child Rights issues, lifestyle and their other problems. They did research on them to get grass root data about marginalized children issues in Lahore. Based on a study it was assessed that their lot could be changed. The GODH assessment shows that there are number of indigenous nomadic groups in Lahore who have different family setups, cultures and professions that differ from each other. There are an estimated 93000 families and their Children living in Lahore belonging to different castes.