Work for Orphanage  Nepal

Every year hundreds of children become destitute in Nepal's crowded cities after leaving their villages in search of work or from a loss or change in family situations. These children are deprived of education and a number of them end up working as child laborers in factories, restaurants or hotels, with others turning to drugs whilst living on the streets.

It is thanks to a number of orphanages that some of these children begin to get the love, attention, care and education they need. As a volunteer in an orphanage you will be there to continue providing this by assisting the children in learning English and other subjects such as math and science and helping the children with their homework. You can also organize tours, games, painting, singing and dancing and other activities to enhance the enjoyment and development of the children living in the orphanages.

Volunteering in an orphanage will be an experience that you will never forget and one that will open your eyes to just some of the problems facing children in Nepal.

OUR MISSION

Our mission statement is to provide orphaned and homeless children living in Nepal with basic human rights, health services, education and love. We are working closely with Orphanages in Kathmandu and Pokhara

The orphanage carries out this mission statement by implementing 7 key objectives:

  • Provide accommodation, food, education and love to the orphan and homeless children in a secure and safe orphanage home.

  • Provide medicine, primary health care and services to the children and people in the community who are economically poor and unhealthy.

  • Promote the children to become independent by developing their social, mental and intellectual capability through proper education and vocational training.

  • Co-ordinate and create job opportunities for the children as they grow up and leave the orphanage.

  • Educate and train the young women on skills useful for independent survival such as cooking and sewing.

  • Conduct an advocacy campaign to educate Nepal society about the care of orphaned and homeless children.

  • Establish linkages between government, NGO's and International NGO's to share best practices and resources.

Street children in Nepal

In Nepal there are estimated (Unicef, 1996) to be 26,000 children of the street, i.e. those who both work and live in the street. There are an additional 3,700 children on the street, i.e. those who live with their families but spend most of their time playing and working in the street.

Of the street children, around half earn a meagre living, around Rs 25 per day (US$ 0.3 per day) by rag picking.

Less than half of these children are literate; and of those who are, most are barely literate as a result of non-formal education programmes such as the Children's Feeding Project (one organisation which is supported by the Trust).

There are also many child workers in Nepal, although figures are difficult to obtain.

The 1981 census showed that 60% of children in the 10 to 14 age group were economically active, but an altered definition meant that the 1991 census estimated that it was 23% of all 10 to 14 year olds.

These are the ones in some kind of regular employment (i.e. not lone street children). Children tend to work at least 8 or 10 hours per day, but mostly do not earn more than about Rs 16 per day (US$ 0.2 per day). Of urban child workers, around one quarter have received work injuries.

There is a far greater proportion of boys than girls among the street children. A major cause of this imbalance is that many girls are duped into sexual exploitation. It is difficult to know how many are involved in this. In 1996 UNICEF estimated that each year, 4,000 to 5,000 girls between 10 and 14 years old are trafficked to India.

HOW YOU CAN HELP ORPHANS?

  • By sponsoring a child

  • By sponsoring a program.

  • By fund raising

  • By donating money to the child education program

  • By volunteering your time to the orphans

We also accept donation from people who wants to donate the following:

  • Books & School Supplies

  • Old Cloths, toys, indoor games

  • Medicine (Vitamins, scabies cream/ lotion, lice shampoo, band aid etc.) Computer, Cameras, musical instruments

 
 
   
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