Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

The Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF; formerly the Nepalese Youth Opportunity Foundation, NYOF) is devoted to bringing hope to the most destitute children in the beautiful but impoverished Himalayan country of Nepal. With a personal touch, we provide these children with what should be every child's birthright - education, housing, medical care, and loving support. Empowered to reach their potential, these children blossom, enriching the world we all share.
May 21, 2015

Update from Nepal

Delivering relif supplies to remote village
Delivering relif supplies to remote village

As one of the poorest countries in the world, the needs before the earthquakes were enormous. The devastation from the earthquakes will pose staggering challenges in the months and years to come.

In the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, NYF delivered emergency medical supplies to area hospitals, including an x-ray machine to diagnose broken bones, distributed tarps, tents and food to hard-hit areas, cared for injured people in its two recovery centers in Kathmandu an Pokhara, and has set up day care centers for children whose families lost their homes.

Our latest report from our headquarters in Kathmandu on May 8, indicates our emergency aid reached over 13,000 people in the days following the earthquake.

  • We delivered food, tarps, tents and clothing to 1,847 families in six districts affected by the earthquake.
  • We purchased medical supplies and equipment for three major hospitals: TU Teaching Hospital, Patan Hospital and Dhulikhel Hospital, reaching more than 3,100 patients.
  • We temporarily converted two of our nutritional clinics in Kathmandu and Pokhara into recovery centers and cared for 115 earthquake victims, including mothers and their newborns.
  • We used school buses to transport 100 earthquake victims from area hospitals back to their homes.
  • We delivered new sleeping gowns and baby clothes to 100 new mothers, and delivered used clothing to an additional 200 families.
  • We opened a day-care center for 50 children whose families have been displaced by the earthquake. In addition to stories, dancing, and art, the children are receiving psychological counseling and a hearty mid-day meal.
  • We delivered 35 water filters to families

The coming monsoon makes the relief efforts – shelter, clean water and sanitation – even more urgent. Rising temperatures, contaminated water, poor sanitation and heavy rains pose a serious risk of landslides, and water and mosquito-borne illnesses.

Last week, we saw a rising number of cases of diarrhea and related diseases in affected areas. Our team delivered more than100 family water filters, and 1,500 mosquito nets for at-risk families.

We are also expanding our emergency day care and learning center programs in and around Kathmandu.

We are coordinating with Nepal’s Central Child Welfare Board to set up temporary residential shelters for orphaned and unaccompanied children. NYF staff are in the in the hard-hit regions of Sindhupalchok and Gorkha to locate children in need of aid.

We will report on our larger scale rehabilitation solutions and rebuilding projects as we move ahead.

Thank you for your support.

Namaste!

Mother and child with new water filter
Mother and child with new water filter
Children under temporary shelter
Children under temporary shelter
NYF Staffers folding tents
NYF Staffers folding tents

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May 5, 2015

NYF delivers food, medicine and emergency supplies to victims of earthquake

Young boy with head injury in NYF recovery clinic
Young boy with head injury in NYF recovery clinic

On Sunday, May 3, NYF president Som Paneru left with a team for a remote village in Northern Dhading district, called Satya Devi VDC, with two giant trucks of emergency supplies including food, clothes, large sleeping mats and 400 pieces of corrugated tin to make temporary community shelters. This is one of the worse hit areas near the earthquake epicenter.

In Kathmandu, NYF staff are continuing to provide ambulance and transportation services for patients discharged from hospitals. Ullens School in Kathmandu is availing vehicles to various volunteer groups for transporting relief materials to affected areas. We donated food supplies and other relief materials to a group to be sent to one affected village in Nuwakot.

At our two "recovery centers" for the quake victims, we are trying to trace the families of the victims to send them safely back home to their villages when they are well enough to return home.  We are getting new arrivals too. One of them is a new mother with a 4-days old infant and a 4-year-old. Their house was completely destroyed by the earthquake but they are now safely sheltered with us.

Thank you for your support!

Namaste!

NYF president Som Paneru delivers tarps in Kavre
NYF president Som Paneru delivers tarps in Kavre
NYF
NYF's recovery center in Kathmandu
Transporting a  child injured in the quake
Transporting a child injured in the quake

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Apr 3, 2015

Help change a disabled Nepali studen'ts life today!

Pushpa
Pushpa

In Nepal, many people view children born with disabilities as a penance for the sins committed in a previous life.

Since its founding 25 years ago, the Nepal Youth Foundation has worked to help disabled people shed that stigma and grow into healthy, productive members of society.

We currently support 100 children through our Disabled Scholarship Program. Meet a few of our students!

Pushpa,15, lost his footing while climbing trees in 2012.

The fall left him paralyzed from the waist down.

His father sold their land to pay for his treatment but it was not enough. NYF offered him a scholarship and he is now a star student in the the 8th grade at Khagendra Navjiwann School.

Sachita, who was born blind, has been in our Disabled Scholarship Program since 2006. She comes from a large family with an older sister who is also blind. Sachita lives at the hostel of the Lab School in Kathmandu where she has excelled. The 16-year-old recently passed the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam -- a rigorous test required of all Nepali students to enter college.

We are very proud of her achievement!

Thank you and dhanyabad!

Sachita
Sachita

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