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 1, 2017

Paving the path to freedom

Santoshi at her food stall
Santoshi at her food stall

Santoshi spent three years of her childhood as a household slave in the now eradicated practice of Kamlari, but she promises that her four-year old daughter’s life will be vastly different.

After her husband died of typhoid fever and his family threw her out of their house calling her an “ill omen,” Santoshi completed a training program and business development course through NYF’s Vocational Education and Counseling Program.

She is now the proud owner of a successful food stall and earns enough to send her daughter to private school.

So far, 1,436 freed Kamlari have received vocational training – 1,230 of these young women are now in the workforce or running their own businesses. The young women train for careers ranging from motorcycle mechanics to nursing.

NYF has rescued 12,722 girls from Kamlari since it launched its successful campaign to end the practice in 2000.

We are so proud of Santoshi and of all the young people who are changing their lives through NYF’s vocational training programs.

Thank you and dhanyabad!

Freed Kamlari at at Cooperative Network gathering
Freed Kamlari at at Cooperative Network gathering
One of Nepal
One of Nepal's first auto mechanics

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Dec 7, 2016

Thank you for your support!

Early childhood education
Early childhood education

Namaste!

It was another challenging year for Nepal and children and families we serve.

Just months after two major earthquakes devastated the country, political unrest and a prolonged blockade at the Indian border brought Nepal’s recovery efforts to a near standstill.

Petrol, cooking fuel, food, medicine and building materials were in short supply and prices more than doubled, causing even more suffering.

The crisis slowed us down, but it couldn’t stop NYF’s dedicated staff from doing everything they could to care for some of Nepal’s most impoverished children.

They rode bicycles when there was no petrol. When the cooking fuel ran out, they built outdoor fires to keep the community kitchens operating. They worked 16-hour days to help people who had lost everything.

We are so proud of what the NYF Nepal team accomplished in face of these hardships. We could not have done it without your friendship and support.

Thank you and dhanyabad!

With warmest wishes for the year ahead!

Nepal Youth Foundation

Mothter and child
Mothter and child
Two schoolgirls
Two schoolgirls
Girl in a pink hat
Girl in a pink hat
Dec 7, 2016

Thank you for your support!

One of the first Kamlaris to graduate from college
One of the first Kamlaris to graduate from college

Namaste!

It was another challenging year for Nepal and children and families we serve.

Just months after two major earthquakes devastated the country, political unrest and a prolonged blockade at the Indian border brought Nepal’s recovery efforts to a near standstill.

Petrol, cooking fuel, food, medicine and building materials were in short supply and prices more than doubled, causing even more suffering.

The crisis slowed us down, but it couldn’t stop NYF’s dedicated staff from doing everything they could to care for some of Nepal’s most impoverished children.

They rode bicycles when there was no petrol. When the cooking fuel ran out, they built outdoor fires to keep the community kitchens operating. They worked 16-hour days to help people who had lost everything.

We are so proud of what the NYF Nepal team accomplished in face of these hardships. We could not have done it without your friendship and support.

Thank you and dhanyabad!

With warmest wishes for the year ahead!

Nepal Youth Foundation

Early childhood education
Early childhood education
Standing tall...NYF staffer measurers a young girl
Standing tall...NYF staffer measurers a young girl
Girl in a pink hat
Girl in a pink hat

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