Support for 25 helpless children

 
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Background:

Raksha Nepal has been actively working for women and children for the past 10 years. This organization supports those girls, women and thier children who have been through different types of violence (sexual abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, polygamy victim etc) or who are vulnerable to violence. It also works in favor of the victims to raise their voice to the concerned institutions and help them get justice.

In the same context, since last 5 years,Raksha Nepal has established a child Transit Home for those vulnerable children who have gone through negligence, orphans, esxually abused and other violations. The main objective to keep them in this transit home is to prevent them form following the wrong path and enjoy the basic rights like other normal children. Moreover, these children also get oppertunity to make their life better. Raksha Nepal has been trying its best to give a safe and family environment to these vulnerable children, with limited funding source. RN with personal contributions has extended different kinds of support to more than 2500 children so far. Currently, it has 30 children in its transit home. RN has been coordinating with different organizations for their secure future.

The support through Globalgiving to Raksha Nepal transit home children has been very valuable. This support has been towards their fooding, clothing and other extra activities, which is very important for these childring living here.

Main Activities:

  • Completion 1st and 2nd term examinations and results, ongoing 3rd term exams.
  • Psychosocial Health Counseling (Group/individual)
  • Birthday and various festivals celebration
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities
  • Recreational and educational tours
  • Team Building Workshop


Activities in Details:

  • Completion 1st and 2nd term examinations and results, ongoing 3rd term exams : The children from RN transit home have completed their 1st term examinations as per the school scheduled calendar. Most of the children secured good marks in this 1st term exams. Out of 27 children 10 scored distinction, 15 scored 1st division and 2 stood in second division. 27 children who sat for 2nd term exams, that was conducted in September. The results showed that children has improved in this term and scored higher percentage compared to 1st term. Children has been completed 3rd term exams and they are in vacation.
  • Psychosocial Health Counseling (Group/individual): A psychosocial and health counseling was continued by the psychologist. In this reporting period 6 group sessions were conducted. Another 6 group sessions were conducted in November 21 and December 6. 18 individual counseling was conducted by the Psychologist. Those who attended the individual counseling during this period.
  • Birthday and various festivals celebration: RN regularly celebrates each child's birthday that are living in its home. About 8 children's birthday was celebrated during this reporting period. 4 friends of RN came to celebrate their and their children's birthday during November, Decemmber and January.Similarly, Nepal is very rich in various traditional festivals, which falls almost every 2-3 in a month. Some of the important ones that was celebrated recently were thread ceremony, Dashain and Tihar festivals which are considered the most important ones. Some of the children were very pleased to go home with thier family members during long school breaks. Each festival has its own importance where special traditional food are prepared and fed to these children. All these festival celebrations have given them the homely feeling so that they do not miss their family, as well as learning for them to respect and develop bonding with each other and their relatives.
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities: RN has been continuing yoga and meditation classes in regular basis to the children. Yoga teacher is providing different tools and techniques of yogas and practising during the yoga classes. more than 15 children are participating yoga classes.
  • Recreational and educational tours: RN from time to time organizes short educational or recreational tours for the children living in its home. Some of the children who could not go with their families were taken for a visit to Kavre during Dashain festival. They also were taken to malls and were provided with new cloths. Later all the kids were taken to watch a Nepali movie which had the theme of women empowerment and child rights, which they enjoyed a lot. 
  • Team Building Workshop: Team Building workshop is scheduled for Nov. 26, 27-29. The hotel in Mulpani for 11 participants of the organization. In this workshop participants were able to learn about psychosocial counseling and basic knowledge of case solving about children. The facilitator were used Game, role play and lecturing method during the workshop. 


Dear Supporters/Donors

We are pleased to forward this activities report through GlobalGiving. We are conducting child shelter very hardlly due to fund crisis.One International organization support in only education and general health checkup apart from this we are able to conduct this shelter with 32 children only support of individual supporter like you, so we humble request to you all for continuing your valuable support for these innocent children.

Best regards

Birthday celebration...
Birthday celebration...
Taekwondo...
Taekwondo...
Enjoying in outdoor visit...
Enjoying in outdoor visit...
Participating in Health Camp held in Kathmandu
Participating in Health Camp held in Kathmandu
Showing certificates after won Taekwondo compet...
Showing certificates after won Taekwondo compet...

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Therapy
Therapy

Background:

Raksha Nepal has been actively working for women and children for the past 10 years. This organization supports those girls, women and their children who have been through different types of violence (sexual abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, polygamy victim, etc.) or who are vulnerable to violence. It also works in favor of the victims to raise their voice to the concerned institutions and help them get justice.

In the same context, since last 5 years, Raksha Nepal has established a child Transit Home for those vulnerable children who have gone through negligence, orphans, sexually abused and other violations. The main objective to keep them in this transit home is to prevent them from following the wrong path and enjoy the basic rights like other normal children. Moreover, these children also get oppertunity to make their life better. Raksha Nepal has been trying its best to give a safe and family environment to these vulnerable children, with limited funding source. RN with personal contributions has extended different kinds of support to more than 2500 children so far. Currently, it has 30 children in its transit home. RN has been coordinating with different organizations for their secure future.

Major Activities:

  • Psychological Health Counseling (Group/individual)
  • General Health Check-up
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities
  • Birthday and various festivals celebration
  • Challenges

Activities in Details:

  • Psychological Health Counseling (Group/individual): A psychosocial and health counseling, a pilot program for last quarter was conducted by the psychologist. Following are the various activities and observation done for the children living in the transit home. Counselor has been done in group counseling. The children were divided into groups of three for this activity. The play dough was provided to each child before the activity started. The children were supposed to make an image which they dislike the most or feel angry about. They were then asked to do whatever they liked with that image. Children were biting, beating, kicking and showing full anger and rage to this image. After some break the groups were again asked to make an image which they liked the most that could be best perso, or the best place. Children were very relative and made different places they had visited and people they liked the most. they expressed that these images were helpful, caring and supportive. They liked this activity and enjoyed doing with full interest. They were asked to imagine more about good things they have done in their life. This activity helped them to develop their imaginative power. The learning through this play dough was to encourage them to develop the habit of controlling their anger as well as to develop and broaden their opinions or viewpoints. In this activity, each child was provided with a diary, pen, blank paper and color pens. They were asked to draw the favorite pictures and paste in the cover of the diary. When they finished this their diary 'hero book' was looking every very attractive. Then the children were asked to write everyday in the book about the most liked or good activity which they can proudly say that they have done a hero work each day, before going to bed.
  • General Health check-up:In coordination with the physician from the Teaching Hospital, in April 2014, Raksha Nepal had organized a health check-up and referral for children was done in various hospitals. In this 3 hour check-up 30 children from transit home received general health check up. Besides that, the nurse pays visit to Raksha Nepal from time to time and as per need, who prescribes basic medicine and refer children to hospitals, if needed. It is important to inform about one child's health, which seems chronic, as he keeps falling sick every week. He needs to be taken to hospitals and clinics in emergency, sometimes even during the night. Even after having a lot of medicine and check-up, the doctors always advice that it is due to his previous state of living on the streets and malnutrition. The doctors also suggest that he needs special care and nutrition which may cure his ailment, when he gets older.
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities:For alertness of mind body, RN has been running regular yoga and meditation activities for all the children and other elders living in its home. Luckily, one doctor and Yoga expert visited the home and shared knowledge about yoga and its benefits, which has encouraged everyone living here.
  • Birthday and various festivals celebration: Raksha Nepal regularly celebrates each child's birthday that are living in it's home. About 7 children's birthday was celebrated during this reporting period. 2 friends of RN came to celebrate their children's birthday during April and June months. 
  • Challenges:
  • The main challenges is the security of the critical cases which is the problem for management. For example, Gyanu is very happy to continue her study after SLC, but in the meantime, her safety is a concern as the court has already released the culprits from the prision who were supposed to be for 13 year jail. Now, she is bit scared to go out freely and RN also is woried about her safety.
  • RN is in dilemma sometimes in dilemma while trying to send the children with their mothers, in the middle of the school sessions. Some could continue school from their mother's home, but this is not always the case for every child, as they be living in other part of the city.
  • Currently, the dormitory of the children are infested with bed bugs. RN has used several methods to get away with this problem but every year during summer this is repeated. Some have advised us to paint the rooms, so that there is much light and cleanliness that could solve this problem.

Dear Donars/Supporters

We would like to thanks to all of you for your great support to these children. Through your support children are surviving and we are able to provide them towards secure future. We still far from their secure future, so we need your continuous support for their bright future, we hope you all are be with us always.

Thank you very much and best regards,

Birthday celebration..
Birthday celebration..
Counseling through Arts
Counseling through Arts
Birthday Baloon..
Birthday Baloon..

Background:
Raksha Nepal has been actively working for women and children for the past 10 years. This organization supports those girls, women and their children who have been through different types of violence (sexual abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, polygamy victim, etc.) or who are vulnerable to violence. It also works in favor of the victims to raise their voice to the concerned institutions and help them get justice.
In the same context, since last 5 years, Raksha has established a Child Transit Home for those vulnerable children who have gone through negligence, orphans, sexually abused and other violations. The main objective to keep them in this transit home is to prevent them from following the wrong path and enjoy the basic rights like other normal children. Moreover, these children also get opportunity to make their life better. Raksha Nepal has been trying its best to give a safe and family environment to these vulnerable children, with limited funding source. RN with personal contributions has extended different kinds of support to more than 2500 children so far. Currently, it has 30 children in its transit home. RN has been coordinating with different organizations for their secure future.

Main Activities:

• Final year Examinations and Results
• School Admission
• Psychosocial Health Counseling (Group/individual)
• Children Repatriated and Newcomers
• Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities
• Birthday and various festivals Celebration

Activities in Details:

  • Final year Examinations and Results: There were 30 children sitting for the final exams. Out of thirty children seventeen children got Distension in their final exam. Rest of the other children got first Division with good marks. None of them had to repeat in the same class. Results of this exams. has been attached as Annex I
    Gyanu, who has been staying in the Transit home was able to sit for School Leaving Certificate Exams. Has passed in the 1st division with 68%, which has boosted her morale and confidence level and helped her to go forward in life.

  • School Admission: There are 30 children in Raksha Nepal Transit Home, out of which 28 have been admitted in school. Rest 2 girls are being supported by other individual donors. Children are attending classes from nursery to 9th grade.

    As per school policy, it charges admission fee for all 28 children, only the monthly fee is discounted for those who get scholarship (out of 28 children admitted, 8 children received monthly fee exemption) but they are liable to pay admission, examination, computer, library, stationery fees, etc. to school.

  • Psychosocial Health Counseling: A psychosocial and health counseling, a pilot program for 4 months, was conducted by the Psychologist. Following are the various activities and observation done for the children living in the transit home.The children were divided into groups of three for this activity. The play dough was provided to each child before the activity started. The children were supposed to make an image which they dislike the most or feel angry about. They were then asked to do whatever they liked with that image. Children were biting, beating, kicking and showing full anger and rage to this image. After some break the groups were again asked to make an image which they liked the most that could be best person, or the best place. Children were very relative and made different places they had visited and people they liked the most.
  • Children Repatriated and Newcomers: As per the agreement with the mothers of the children, they are repatriated back to their family, once the mothers are capable of handling them on their own. During this reporting period 2 children went back with their mothers. Rima and Saina went back to their village in Lalitpur and one in Kathmandu District. Both the mothers had received capacity building training from Raksha Nepal.
    In the meantime, 3 children have joined Child Transit Home, such as, Sanjita, Mukta and Mahima. Sanjita’s mother was sexually exploited victim, Mukta’s both parents are HIV+ and her mother is at the last stage of her ailment and father is not in the scene, Mahima is herself the victim of gang rape and trafficking.
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation Activities: For alertness of mind body, RN has been running regular yoga and meditation activities for all the children and other elders living in its home. Luckily, one Doctor and Yoga expert visited the home and shared knowledge about yoga and its benefits, which has encouraged everyone living here.
  • Birthday and various festivals Celebration: RN regularly celebrates each child’s birthday that are living in its home. About 7 children’s birthday was celebrated during this reporting period. 2 friends of RN came to celebrate their children’s birthday during April and June months.
  • Children Made a Histry in South Korea: 7 children are selected for the international taekwondo competition in South Korea. RN since past 2 years has established Raksha Taekwondo Dojang under which all those living in its home are receiving regular Taekwondo training. In a short span of time, these children have successfully demonstrated best performance at the different local and district level competitions. As a result, 7 best performers have been selected to participate in the 8th World Taekwondo Cultural Expo. Competition, Muju, South Korea, from July 4-7, 2014. In this week long program, these children will be competing in various tournaments.

    We can easily presume how this international level competition exposure has inspired the lives of these children who have been the victims of different violence - some have lost their parents and their loved one at a tender age and been through indescribable hurt. Through these sports they have demonstrated their personality in front of all the players at the international level competition by proudly waving Nepali flag. The proudest part of this competition has borne its fruits in the form of gold, silver and bronze medals by these children. This has been achieved and has created a history in the Nepali Taekwondo sports.

 

Dear Donors and Supporters,

We are currently working to support these regular activities through the continued donations that we receive. All these donations are vital to keeping our programs going, and to helping to provide better lives for these women and children. We greatly appreciate your continued support and suggestions as well.

group counseling
group counseling
Taekwondo pose
Taekwondo pose
Nepali Taekwondo Team our children at Korea
Nepali Taekwondo Team our children at Korea
Kids performing Taekwando
Kids performing Taekwando

Background:

Ideally, every child needs to belong to a stable, secure and loving family. It is a widely-accepted value that children should be provided care and protection so that they can grow and develop. It is also an internationally accepted value. However, due a number of reasons-natural and human-induced-we are not always able to translate this 'intention' into a reality.

From last 10 years, RN has been working for the protection of the rights of women, children and to fight for the prevention of incurable disease, HIV/AIDS. When RN started to give shelter to the women, from that phase it has always realized the need of shelter to support the children of these women in their education and their other basic needs.

Children’s are the Raksha’s child shelter belongs to main target groups of this organization. Those women, who are working in Dance bar, massage parlor and Cabin restaurants. These women are at risk from the different forms of violations. These women cannot provide to their children’s minimum requirements like enough food timely, no education and no child protection environment at their periphery. From 2009 RN decided to give shelter to the children of targeted women with delicate economic condition, orphan children and the displaced children of arm conflict. RN want to provide facility to more children from this sector who are at risk, in this way Raksha Nepal try to increased number of children every year. Raksha Nepal start to provide minimum facility to 8 children in 2009 but at this moment 32 children are living in the shelter of age group 2-12.Raksha Nepal with a family environment and with all their basic requirements fulfilled along with their educational support and extra activities.

Key Activities:

  • Final Examination
  • Grade promotion exam of Taekwondo
  • Dance performance on the occasion of Raksha Nepals 10th Anniversary
  • Selected for the International game

In Details

Final Examination: Children from the shelter are just completed their final examination in school. Total 28 kids were participated in final examination. They all done well, based on conversation with them and waiting for results finally. Children from Nursery 2, from Lower Kinder Garden 3, from Upper Kinder Garden 1, from 1 grade 9, from 2 grade 2, from 3 class 5, from 5 class 1, from 6 class 2, from 7 class 1 and from 8 class 1 finally from 11 class 1 has participated in examination.

Belt test Examination (grading) of Taekwondo: Raksha Nepal organized Belt Test Examination program. 32 children and girls were participated on that occasion. They all performed well and got promotion to next grade and 7 children were got double promotion with Green Blue Belt and rest of the children has got Yellow Green Belt. Program has been started of speech with Lawmaker Rameshor Phuyal as a chief guest, he congratulate and wish them for their bright future, there were chairperson of Raksha Nepal, Instructor, General Secretary of Raksha Dojang, President of UUNTF Nepal Chapter and International Referee and Instructor also participated.

Dance performance on the occasion of Raksha Nepals 10th Anniversiry: Children have performed on the occasion of 10th anniversary program of Raksha Nepal; 8 children performed jointly and 4 children have performed sepretly as well. Children were also participated on rally program also, Raksha Nepal has organized rally program at same day of anniversary program. Around 8 hundred women and representatives from different agencies has participated on that occasion. Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister has chief guest on that occasion and he congratulate to Raksha Nepal for its welfare program.

Children Selected for the International Game:  Raksha Nepal coordination with Raksha Taekwondo Dojang have been succeded to select 6 children for International Taekwondo game in South Korea. This program will held in June 2014. 6 children have selected and receiving special training from the Instructor. Raksha Nepal expected after participate these program children will get confidence and also more opportunities within the country and outside the country as well.      

Childern participating in Rally
Childern participating in Rally
In rally
In rally
receiving certificates
receiving certificates
Group Picnic with the RN well wishers!!!
Group Picnic with the RN well wishers!!!

Background 

Raksha Nepal, since last 10 years, has been actively working for vulnerable girls, women and their children. Its target groups are the victims or those vulnerable to sexual exploitation, domestic violence, trafficking, victims of polygamy and neglect, etc.  RN also raises voices in favor of its target groups targeted to respective institutions so that the victims could get justice.

In the same context, since 2011, RN has been implementing “Prevention Against Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking” (PAST) project in support of KFB/DKA.  This project is targeted towards those girls and women who work in the informal entertainment sector (dance bar, massage parlor, cabin restaurant, and small snack and tea shops). After forming groups, RN staff has been motivating them through regular meetings, discussion programs, encouraging them to join in the RN saving and credit cooperative, try and find solutions to their problems. It also has been providing awareness programs and skill training for the alternative livelihood opportunities. Through its other training on the women’s rights and legal rights, these girls and women have become capable to fight for their rights. RN has been providing all these services in an integrated manner. Moreover, RN transit home has been set up for keeping the target women’s children while they get skill training and get settled in alternative jobs. Likewise, they can get access to loans with minimal interest against their savings through the cooperative. These girls and women who wish to join non-formal education are provided free education through its women’s school. RN coordinates with different health institutions and doctors etc. to organize free health check-up camps for the target women from time to time. 

Children’s are the Raksha’s child shelter belongs to main target groups of this organization.  Those women are who are working in Dance bar, Massage parlor and Cabin restaurants. These women’s are at risk from the different forms of violations. These women cannot provide to their children’s minimum requirements like enough food timely, no education and no child protection environment at their periphery.

From 2009 RN decided to give shelter to the children of targeted women with delicate economic condition, orphan children and the displaced children of arm conflict. RN want to provide facility to more children from this sector who are at risk and who are not in states eyes in this way Raksha Nepal try to increased number of children every year. 

Raksha Nepal starts to provide minimum facility to 8 children in 2009 but at the time 30 children are living in the shelter of age group 2-14. Raksha Nepal with a family environment and with all their basic requirements fulfilled along with their educational support and extra-curricular activities.

Challenges/problem of the Raksha Child Shelter

  • Raksha Nepal has been conducting child shelter without any regular support from the any donor agency or by the government agency. Raksha managed the shelter by individual support from the different countries and local peoples. Many times Raksha had faced the different types of problem lack of regular fund support. In shelter also we operating many times in due with many venders so that times we feel also worse because lack of regular support for children we can’t do anything properly.
  • Raksha don’t have own secret house for shelter so that we don’t have enough space for children’s for extra activities. In the same way, we can’t make full secure environment for them but we still manage for it properly even facing such kind of problem.
  • Not enough payable staff and supporters for child shelter even we managed it by the volunteers, so some times we can’t use them properly.  

Major Activities 

  • Educational Tour
  • Complete Second Term School Exam
  • Got different Grade Certificate of Taekwondo from Nepal Taekwondo Federation
  • Birthday and Various Festivals Celebrations

In Details

Educational Tour

Raksha Nepal conducted educational tour for children, this November all the children were visited historical places. One of the famous place in kathmandu this place historical as well, all the children visited there and received more information as per their book. Another place where they visited was called Godawori, it's very famous and historical place of Nepal. It is very close with Kathmandu all children were also visited it.

Complete Second Term School Exam  

Children from Raksha Child Home completed their second term exam and they got good posion on that. 5 children got 1st position among their class mates similarly, 15 more children abale to got top ten position among their class mates, rest of the children got the pass position. 

Got different Grade Certificate of Taekwondo from Nepal Taekwondo Federation

Children from Raksha Taekwondo Dojang got the different grade certificates from the Nepal Taekwondo Federation in November. 8 children got the half green belt certificates and 27 other children were got yellow belt certificate similarly. After perfomed certain teakwondo technique they had successed to got those certificates.

Birthday and Various Festivals Celebrations

Raksha Nepal celebrate it's children birthday that are living in it's home. Occasionally some friends of RN who have soft corner for children, also come to RN home to celebrate their or their kids birthday. We also celebrated two big festivals Chirstmas day and New year, all the children were very happy and they had enjoying a lot with the all RN staff and friends. 

 

Dear Donors and Supporters,

We are currently working to support these regular activities through the continued donations that we receive. All these donations are vital to keeping our programs going, and to helping to provide better lives for these women and children. We greatly appreciate your continued support and suggestions as well.

Children happy with the visitors
Children happy with the visitors
Children performing in Taekwondo dress!
Children performing in Taekwondo dress!

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Rabin Malla

Kathmandu, Nepal

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