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Jan 8, 2018

Safe to Grow, protecting Nepali children

I would like to share with you a story about Sujan (not his real name) who is just 14. He should be living with his family and spending his days at school. Instead, he’s forced to live alone, miles from his loved ones, and work 12 hour days doing manual labour for meagre pay. Sujan came to Pokhara in search of work after the earthquake.

In Nepal, the one ticket to a brighter future is education, but Sujan is trapped in a cycle of labour and poverty, unable to even write his own name. This is the reality for countless children in Nepal. Forced out of school and into work in order to support their families, they are vulnerable to harrowing levels of abuse and deprivation. Across Nepal, 1 in 4 of the poorest children are not in school.

But there is hope for children like Sujan. Our Boosting Learning course, designed specifically for street or working children, focuses on improving basic literacy and numeracy, with practical applications which make a real difference to their daily lives. Those who take this course see a dramatic improvement in reading and comprehension skills, as well as marked changes in confidence and self-belief.

 After meeting Sujan, Kidasha was able to find a place for him on one of these courses. He said:

“I really enjoyed going to classes. The teacher taught us really well and I was able to learn practical things, like how to write a customer bill, fill in an application form, or do measurements. Before, I was embarrassed in work as I didn’t know how to do simple things, but now I can talk to customers and take on more responsibility.”

Sujan is now working towards a promotion in his job and is planning for his future with more hope and confidence. Just 40 hours of education has helped change the shape of what’s to come for him.

In 2018, we want to provide even more of Nepal’s children with the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty, but we need your donations. With your help and generosity, we can help more children like Sujan.

On behalf of everyone at Kidasha, thank you for any support you can give.

Best wishes for 2018.

The Kidasha Team

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Dec 11, 2017

Protect and Inspire Street Children in Nepal

Young child at work
Young child at work

I would like to share with you a story about Sujan (not his real name) who is just 14. He should be living with his family and spending his days at school. Instead, he’s forced to live alone, miles from his loved ones, and work 12 hour days doing manual labour for meagre pay.

In Nepal, the one ticket to a brighter future is education, but Sujan is trapped in a cycle of labour and poverty, unable to even write his own name. This is the reality for countless children in Nepal. Forced out of school and into work in order to support their families, they are vulnerable to harrowing levels of abuse and deprivation. Across Nepal, 1 in 4 of the poorest children are not in school.

But there is hope for children like Sujan. Our Boosting Learning course, designed specifically for street or working children, focuses on improving basic literacy and numeracy, with practical applications which make a real difference to their daily lives. Those who take this course see a dramatic improvement in reading and comprehension skills, as well as marked changes in confidence and self-belief.

 After meeting Sujan, Kidasha was able to find a place for him on one of these courses. He said:

“I really enjoyed going to classes. The teacher taught us really well and I was able to learn practical things, like how to write a customer bill, fill in an application form, or do measurements. Before, I was embarrassed in work as I didn’t know how to do simple things, but now I can talk to customers and take on more responsibility.”

Sujan is now working towards a promotion in his job and is planning for his future with more hope and confidence. Just 40 hours of education has helped change the shape of what’s to come for him.

In 2018, we want to provide even more of Nepal’s children with the tools they need to break the cycle of poverty, but we need your donations. With your help, this Christmas, we can help more children like Sujan.

On behalf of everyone at Kidasha, thank you for any support you can give.

Best wishes

The Kidasha Team

Nov 27, 2017

Escaping Abuse in Nepal

Thank you for donating to GlobalGiving Little by Little Campaign supporting our Escaping Abuse in Nepal project.  We would like to share  with you a case study about a particular girl called Cithara  (not her real name), who has had her life turned around by our shelter.

Cithara is only 11 years old and has been living in our shelter for the last 6 months.  She  comes from an extremely poor family.  Her father was a rubbish collector and her mother was a daily labourer.  Cithara and her brother witnessed a lot of fighting at home and eventually the marriage broke down.  Her mother remarried and Cithara's step father began sexually abusing her.  Even though it was witnessed by her brother, her mother chose not to believe her, but sent her to live with her father and her step mother, where things still didn't improve.

Cithara had access to one of our drop in centres and it was here she told a member of our staff what was happening and for the first time in her life she was listened to and believed.  She was refered to our shelter, where she is now at last safe.  With counselling and medical help, Cithara is slowing healing.  She is enjoying being back in school and is working hard to catch up wth what she has missed.

Without your support we wouldn't be able to continue to run this shelter, so on behalf of the girls a big thank you.

 

With Best Wishes

The Kidasha Team

 
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