Orphanage

In many developing countries like Nepal, children die from malnutrition and diseases before they reach adolescence. Those who survive lead an extremely hard for life, especially if they are orphaned.

No-one in Nepal is quite sure how many children have been adversely affected by the past ten years of war between Maoist rebels and the security forces.

One estimate is that at least 10,000 children have been orphaned, and more than a 100,000 forced to leave their villages.

Most of the orphans live with their relatives, who themselves work very hard just to survive. It is rarely possible for them to bear the burden of orphans. Apart from their economic condition the belief on birth, reincarnation which exists into the community makes the life of orphan's very helpless and hopeless.

There widespread belief "The child who is orphan is a killer of his/her father or mother or both. It is believed that such a child invites bad luck into the family or even to the community". Worse still , they lack the opportunity to improve their lives, because there is no good education or training to learn skills.

For this reason this small charity organization, the HOPE and HOME is working to change the lives of poor orphans in the community. We we need your help to succeed.

Program Details:


Locations:
Kathmandu
Minimum Length:
1 Weeks
Maximum Length:
3 Months
Program Dates:
Available year-round Start & End Dates flexible
Requirements:
No specific requirements.
Schedule:
Monday-Friday
Accommodations:
Host Family or Orphanage
Meals:
Host Family or Orphanage

Orphan Child Home established in 2000 provides home for the abandoned homeless and orphan children of Nepal. This organization has been registered with His Majesty's Government of Nepal and is a non - profit organization with the aim to provide home, food, education and entertainment to the otherwise deprived children so that they grow up to lead a normal life and a good citizen.

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
If you have any questions, please Contact Us, we would love to hear from you.

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