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.
Mar 9, 2012

The 130% Gift for an Educated Life

Dipesh waiting for his ride to school
Dipesh waiting for his ride to school

Even for the Nepalese children who are healthy and who can run and play, getting a formal education is a challenge.  However, for disabled children in a country where sidewalks are rare and many remote areas don't even have paved roads, getting to school becomes an impossibility.

NYF's Disabled Student Scholarship Program has been helping these students gain access to the education that they crave.  And, in many situations, the disabled child, once educated, becomes the source of the highest income in the household, thus raising everyone in the family to a more sustainable economic level.

We appreciate the support you have given us and we are grateful for your contributions to the opportunity to learn for these disabled, yet bright and eager children and young adults.

And, now, next Wednesday, March 14 ONLY...

... because we appreciate every dollar you have given to support our program, NYF is thrilled to invite you to participate in GlobalGiving’s Bonus Day event.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, GlobalGiving.org will match 30% for every dollar you donate!  $50,000 in matching funds are available, but only on March 14.  This 30% matching offer begins right after the stroke of midnight, March 13, and runs only until the $50,000 is claimed. Once the funds are used, no more matching funds will be applied.

Add even greater value to the gifts you give NYF.  Mark your calendars for NEXT Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

And, GlobalGiving will make this 30% match for single contributions up to $1,000!  That’s $1,300 value for a $1,000 donation.

As far as the Disabled Student Scholarship Program goes, this means that we could provide FOUR students with an entire year of education at a special school for the disabled, PLUS provide transportation to and from school to all of them. This is almost twice the value of services that the original donation can provide!

PLUS –

  • The organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
  • The organization that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.

Thank you again for your support of the Nepal Youth Foundation.  Namaste!

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Mar 9, 2012

The 130% Gift for an AIDS-free Childhood

Tamar gets his appetite back
Tamar gets his appetite back

HIV and AIDS are on the rise in Nepal, due mostly to fear and ignorance.  Studies indicate that more than 80% of the HIV-infected people in Nepal are yet undiagnosed.  Along with other INGO's and NGO's attempting to address this tragedy, Nepal Youth Foundation is doing what we can, on a very limited budget, to help alleviate the terrible suffering that comes to the afflicted.  In NYF's case, at our New Life Center, we direct our help to the children, providing care and education that can ensure a long and healthy life, free of the disease progressing into AIDS.

With your help, the New Life Center has been able to provide excellent lifesaving treatment to children with HIV/AIDS, while teaching their caretakers to live hygienically and cook nutritious meals. This is the only facility in Nepal that treats HIV/AIDS with a holistic approach.

And, now, next Wednesday, March 14 ONLY...

... because we appreciate every dollar you have given to support our program, NYF is thrilled to invite you to participate in GlobalGiving’s Bonus Day event.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, GlobalGiving.org will match 30% for every dollar you donate!  $50,000 in matching funds are available, but only on March 14.  This 30% matching offer begins right after the stroke of midnight, March 13, and runs only until the $50,000 is claimed. Once the funds are used, no more matching funds will be applied.

Add even greater value to the gifts you give NYF.  Mark your calendars for NEXT Wednesday, March 14, 2012.

And, GlobalGiving will make this 30% match for single contributions up to $1,000!  That’s $1,300 value for a $1,000 donation.

At NYF's New Life Center, a $1,000 donation would normally provide food for 17 HIV/AIDS-infected children and their caregivers, while the child's health is being stabilized and the parent is trained in proper care.  However, next Wednesdaythat same $1,000 donation becomes $1,300 and can supply the same benefits to 23 children and their caregivers.

 PLUS –

  • The organization that raises the most funds on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.
  • The organization that has the most unique donors on Bonus Day will receive an additional $1,000 from GlobalGiving.

Please consider giving your intended donation on Wednesday March 14, 2012, when its value will be 30% greater than the marvelous gift it always is.  Thank you again for your support of the Nepal Youth Foundation.  Namaste!

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Feb 28, 2012

Freed Kamlari Meet with Nepal Prime Minister

FKDF Delegate Meeting with Nepal Prime Minister
FKDF Delegate Meeting with Nepal Prime Minister

In 2011, the Nepal Youth Foundation helped to rescue a total of 1111 girls from virtual slavery in five districts of Nepal.  Many of those rescued joined the Freed Kamlaris Development Forum (FKDF), an organization begun and sustained by the rescued girls and young women.

During the last eight months, the FKDF has grown more and more effective in its ability to influence and persuade Nepal government leaders to make available the funds already earmarked for education of former bonded child laborers.  In 2011, FKDF delegations met with two Prime Ministers who occupied the office, sequentially.  Currently, the government continues to experience some instability following the end of a decades-long civil war, which resulted in the shift from a monarchy to a republic.

Yet, even in light of this instability, the FKDF delegates successfully gained agreement for support of the comprehensive Kamlari Rehabilitation Guideline and timely release of the scholarship stipend. In addition to meeting with the Prime Ministers, the delegation teams met with the Finance Minister, the Education Minister, the Department of Education, and the Center for Child Welfare Board, the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights and the National Human Rights Commission.

This successful campaign for increasing attention on Kamlari issues resulted in a Department of Education commitment to increase the scholarship amount. In accordance with Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai’s directive, responsibilities were assigned to respective ministries for immediate action. The Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office has been charged with bringing the rehabilitation issue to a productive conclusion.

Thank you for supporting this historical evolution to enlighten one government’s attitude toward the treatment of children.  With the Nepal government ready to educate them, there is more reason now than ever to do all we can to liberate the remaining few thousand girls and nearly 2,000 little boys that are still sold into bonded slavery.  Look into the faces of these children here: http://bit.ly/uv6is2.

FKDF Delegate Meeting Nepal Prime Minister 2011
FKDF Delegate Meeting Nepal Prime Minister 2011

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