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.
Dec 3, 2013

Change a disabled Nepali student's life today

Nirmala at college
Nirmala at college

When we found six-year-old Nirmala, she was blind and had no chance for an education. We enrolled her in a special school for blind children and then welcomed her into K House, our home for girls, where she was fed, clothed, loved and educated. A very bright girl, Nirmala thrived during her time with us. She earned a scholarship to attend college in the U.S. and is now in Nepal working for the United Nations. Nirmala's goal is to help other handicapped Nepali children.

Please help Nirmala -- and NYF -- achieve this goal by donating TODAY to our #YouthSpark  #GivingTuesday campaign and Microsoft will match your donation! http://spr.ly/GTGH. Contribute between noon Eastern today and noon Eastern December 4 to double your giving power.

Our Disabled Scholarship fund has helped nearly 200 blind, deaf and physically disabled children who are often treated as discards in Nepal's caste society. We send the children to special schools which are set up to care for them physically and academically. Our students thrive. Last year, all but one student who took the rigorous School Leaving Certificate exam passed -- an impressive 91 percent pass rate in a country where only 40 percent of Nepali students pass the required college entrance exam.

Your dollars go far in Nepal. They can go even farther TODAY if you take advantage of Microsoft's generous matching grant.Thank you for your generosity. Namaste.

Pratiksha is thriviing despite her disability
Pratiksha is thriviing despite her disability

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Dec 3, 2013

Help us send a poor Nepali child to school today

Education is changing Sushant
Education is changing Sushant's life

While education is a challenge for all impoverished Nepali students, young people in remote villages face even greater obstacles to learning.

These students trek long distances to school and come from families so destitute that the cost of school uniforms, supplies and even a modest school fee is far beyond their meager budgets.

Meet Sushant. The 10th grader lost his father to AIDS and lives with his impoverished mother and sister. With a scholarship from NYF, he rose to the top of his class and will go to college next year. He wants to become a medical doctor someday.

Please help Sushant and other bright, impoverished Nepali students get the education they need for a brighter future by donating TODAY to our #YouthSpark  #GivingTuesday campaign. Microsoft will double your donation if you contribute between noon Eastern today and noon Eastern December 4. http://spr.ly/GTGH.

Our scholarships have changed the lives of thousands of Nepali students since we began our program in 1990. We pay for books, school supplies, fees and tuition. A donation of just $100 will pay for a year of schooling for a student in rural Nepal.

Your dollars go far in Nepal. They can go even farther TODAY if you take advantage of the Microsoft's matching grant. Thank you for your generosity. Namaste.

Village students in rural Nepal
Village students in rural Nepal
Village scholarship girls
Village scholarship girls
Help change their lives
Help change their lives

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Nov 18, 2013

Cooperative ventures

Bandhiya started a successful tailoring business
Bandhiya started a successful tailoring business

As the freed Kamlaris finish school or vocational training, an increasing number of the girls are joining cooperatives to start their own businesses.

Last year, 65 members of different cooperatives obtained low-interest loans from a fund of $19,254 provided by Nepal Youth Foundation to start businesses in poultry, fishing, retail, carpentry, auto repair and vegetable farming.

We also registered 15 new cooperatives last year and now operate 32 different cooperative ventures.

Since 2000, we have freed more than 12,000 girls from indentured servitude, and we now must work to empower them through vocational training, leadership development and economic opportunities. The cooperatives are a good way to build community and provide the financial resources the girls need to become independent.

A former Kamlari, Bandhiya trained as a seamstress and borrowed money from a cooperative to start her own tailoring business. She has hired five girls and now runs a profitable business.

Thank you for your generosity. Your support has helped young women like Bandhiya make the transition from a household servant to a successful business owner. Namaste.

 

A co-op member took out a loan for pig farming
A co-op member took out a loan for pig farming

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