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.
Jun 17, 2016

Give the gift of education

Student in disabled school program
Student in disabled school program

Our Disabled Scholarship fund has helped hundreds of deaf, blind and physically disabled children students get an education and learn the skills necessary to live full, productive lives since we began the program in 1990.

Often treated as discards in Nepal's caste society, we send the children to special schools which are set up to care for them physically and academically. Our students thrive. Last year, we cared for a total of 103 students in preschool through high school - 51 boys and 52 girls.

While there are some special schools that accommodate specific needs of disabled students, tuition is usually more than the annual income of a Nepali family. Consequently, only an estimated 30 percent of disabled children are educated, leaving most unable to read, write or ever work.

The program has been highly successful and many graduates are now employed and are proudly providing for themselves and families. Some are paying their own way through graduate school. Furthermore, the program has had positive impacts that extend beyond the student's academic performance. The social workers have found that once they become involved in our program, they become much more motivated, independent and their social behavior improves remarkably.

Your dollars go far in Nepal. Thank you for your generous contributions to our project to Provide Education to 20 Disabled Children. This program’s accomplishments would not be possible without the support of people like you.

Namaste!

Young boy in disabled scholarship program
Young boy in disabled scholarship program

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Jun 16, 2016

Give the gift of health

Mothers learn the basics of good nutrition
Mothers learn the basics of good nutrition

People often refer to our 16 Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes as “places where miracles happen” – clinics where children enter severely emaciated and malnourished and exit a month later healthy and robust.

We introduced this model approach for treatment and prevention of malnutrition in 1998 and have nourished more than 14,000 severely malnourished children back to health in one of our clinics across Nepal. An equal number of mothers have been educated in nutrition to better care for their children when they return home.

We also work with the Nepal government to commit to managing the NRHs once they were established and successfully in operation for 5 years. This model leverages our impact by allowing us to create new innovations while the government maintains the clinics currently operating. So far, Nepal government hospitals have successfully taken over the management of 10 NRHs.

In addition to nursing children back to health, and teaching their mothers the basics of good nutrition, our staff conducts nutrition camps to reach out to rural and marginalized communities and provides training to child care workers, teachers, and other stakeholders on the management of malnutrition and diet.

Due to poverty and widespread ignorance about nutrition, nearly half of Nepal’s children are severely malnourished.

Thank you for your continued support. Namaste!

Child getting weighed at an outreach clinic
Child getting weighed at an outreach clinic
A doctor exams a child at an NRH outreach camp
A doctor exams a child at an NRH outreach camp

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Jun 14, 2016

Counselors help young brothers live through a painful loss

After rescue at the transit center
After rescue at the transit center

   Bikram, Suman and Bishal, brothers who are 10, 9, and 5 years old, lost their mother in the terrible earthquake last year, when their home collapsed on top of her, killing her instantly. The mother provided for her sons, by selling home-grown vegetables.

    Within days, the motherless boys were on the verge of being trafficked out of the country. Well aware of the alarming rise of human trafficking of children after natural disasters, NYF was working with local authorities to establish safe transit homes. Police intercepted the boys, and NYF was able to take them in at J House, NYF’s home for boys.

    Counselors from NYF’s Ankur Counseling and Training Center, who specialize in the treating children suffering from trauma, have been working closely with the boys to ease them into their new home and help them recover from the loss of their mother. The boys regularly visit their father, an impoverished rickshaw driver.

    The brothers are healthy and safe, attending an excellent school in Kathmandu, and love to ride bikes, play basketball and soccer.

    Thousands of emotionally-traumatized children and youth have benefitted from the psychosocial services of Ankur, a pioneer in psychological therapy for disadvantaged children in Nepal.

    Your donation gives Bikram, Suman and Bishal and other traumatized children the counseling, support and therapy they need to turn a life of despair into one filled with hope and possibility.

    Thank you for your continued support!

Off to school from J House
Off to school from J House

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