Support for 25 helpless children

 
$530
$14,470
Raised
Remaining
Aug 1, 2014

Key Activities of the Quarter

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
Apr 14, 2014

Child transit home Activities

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
Jan 7, 2014

Raksha Child Home

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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Oct 7, 2013

Completed Major Activities by the Organization

Group photo of the women and girls
Group photo of the women and girls

 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. 

Major Activities 

 

  1. Conduct awareness classes for the target women in various subjects at their workplaces
  2. Conduct W/S for the purpose of sensitizing girls and women about media and its role in their lives.
  3. Regular meetings with the Women's Network 
  4. Conduct meetings with the related stakeholders for the purpose of building strong relationships with them

 

Activity Details

1. In the last quarter we conducted awareness classes for seven of the network groups. These classes took place at the women's workplace, the same place where they regularly hold their meetings. They covered subjects such as traffiking, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, and domestic violence, and counseling. After the classes the women had a better understanding of these subjects and their existence in society.

2. We conducted one workshop with both the media and selected members from the Network groups. In the past the women tended to be very scared of the media because the media has portrayed them in bad lights. We set up this workshop with both sides to explain where the media comes from, and where the women are coming from, and allowed both sides to express their views and experiences. This allowed the women to learn more about what the media is doing and is there for, and for the media to learn more about and realize the reality of the lives of the women in this sector, and the situations that they are in.

3. We conducted the regular meetings two times in the last quarter. These allow a forum for the women to come together to discuss issues and problems that they are having in the workplace or in their daily lives. Additionally, we discussed the peer educator trainings that we are preparing for later in the year, and selected subjects to base the trainings around. 15-18 women from the different women's groups were present at these meetings. We also discussed the present situation of a rising number of police raids in the sector, and how to stay safe throughout these. This included discussing the laws and their rights pertaining to this.

4. We are continually working on building relationships with stakeholders as a way to work together to address the situation of the women in the sector. In August we conducted one meeting with the local NGOs, police, media, target group members, and other likeminded agencies. Through this we had a discussion about the women's situation in the sector and possible solutions, as well as the role we can all play in these solutions. There were 25 participants present at the meeting representing the various stakeholders.

 

Dear Donors and Supporters,

We are currently working to support these regular activities through the continued donations that we recieve. 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.

Awareness raising activities
Awareness raising activities

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Oct 7, 2013

Executed Major Activities

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 4 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:

  • Completion of 1st Term Examinations
  • Regular Yoga and Meditation class
  • Birthday and regular festival celebrations
  • Taekwondo Examination completed
  • Guitar training class
  • Educational and recreational outings
  • Leadership and Personality development training completed
  • General Health Check-up

 Activities in Detail:

First term Exams. Completed

The children from RN transit home have completed their 1st term examination as per the school scheduled calendar. These children have secured good results. In spite of limited resources and time, the result of these children has given hope and enthusiasm to all those who are involved with RN.

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. This practice has strengthened their mental health as well as supported them to divert their minds from all the negative thoughts.

Birthday and various festivals Celebration

RN regularly celebrates each child’s birthday that are living in its home. Occasionally, some friends of RN who have soft corner for children, also come to RN home to celebrate their or their kid’s birthday.  This tradition is the happiest moment for everyone in the home, which is reflected on their faces. Similarly, Nepal is very rich in various traditional festivities, which falls almost every 2-3 in a month.  Some of the important ones are the teacher’s day, mother’s day, Teej, Krishnaastami, thread ceremony, etc.  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.

Taekwondo Assessment Completed

The assessment for the 1st 4-month taekwondo training has been done. Out of 37 participants, 9 received the double belt and the rest have reached higher level of the training. Those who completed the level were able to receive the yellow belt and those who succeeded the double belt received half green belts.  This sport has definitely changed these children’s confidence level.  They have developed their self-confidence and are ready to face any kind of obstacles. The training is being continued regularly.

Tuition classes

Regular tuition and coaching classes are being provided to all the children in the transit home. These coaching is done on different subjects in which they are weak. One regular teacher has been arranged to come and help them with their studies. Occasionally other national and international volunteers also come and help them in coaching language etc. Currently there are 1 volunteer who is helping the children with their studies and English language.

Guitar playing training session

Music is considered as the most effective way to heal the wounds or the pain.  RN children are no exception to this fact - as all are very eager to sing, dance and listen to music. To fulfill their interest, RN has organized one tutor who is teaching 10 children to play guitar, one hour per week.

Recreational and education tours

RN from time to time organizes short educational or recreational tours for the children living in its home.  This year they visited Mulpani, Godavari Botanical Garden, Fun Park and one temple visit and a picnic in the same area. Such visits and tours have given them motivation, knowledge and recreation. Sometimes, such tours are also organized by the volunteers who come to RN.

Leadership and personality development training

RN from time to time organizes different types of training in coordination with various organizations. Such activities and programs are very effective to help these children in shaping their personality and leadership qualities. Similarly, painting and drawing was also one the activities organized this year where all the children actively took part.

General Health Check-up

In coordination with the physicians from the Teaching Hospital, RN managed to organize a health check-up and medicine distribution program for children in the transit home. In this one day program 30 children from transit home, 7 children and women from the surrounding area received general health and eye check-up. The doctors from the Teaching Hospital, Dr. Madhu Thapa and the team as well as Senior Physician from Bir Hospital and Dr. Bhupendra Basnet were present. The Chairperson from RN requested those doctors to support our children from home as well as some of our girls and women in future as well, so that they can have access to free health check-up and medicine. 

 

Dear Supporters/Doners

Pleased to share with you all, this quarterly report of Raksha Child Transit Home. We are trying to do best these children who are at risk. Raksha Nepal building coordination with related stake holders joint hand for children's betterment. We hope you all be part of this good social cause and will countinuing this support in future as well.    

Thank you 

 



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Rabin Malla

Kathmandu, Nepal

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