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.
Sep 29, 2015

Thank you for your support!

A leg brace does slow down this young boy
A leg brace does slow down this young boy

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 for a total of 83 students in preschool through high school - 41 boys and 42 girls.

While there are some special schools that accomodate specific needs of disabled students, tuition is usually more than the annual income of a Nepali family. consequently, only an estimted 30 percent of disabled childred 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!

Student in disabled school program
Student in disabled school program
Student in the disabled school program
Student in the disabled school program

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Sep 29, 2015

Center cares for Nepal's most vulnerable children

Children at New Life Center
Children at New Life Center

NYF's New Life Center for HIV/AIDS affected children cared for 83 children last year, including four who are orphaned and living there permanently.

Children and their mothers stay at the center for an average of three months. During their stay, they receive medical care, including antiretroviral treatment. Like all of NYF's programs, the center takes a holistic, comprehensive approach to care. Children eat nutritious food, receive tutoring and psychological counseling, and have lots of opportunities for play and recreation.

Their mothers, who are often also HIV/AIDS affected, receive medical care and take classes on preparing low-cost nutritious food, and how to care for the children once they return home. They also take classes on reproductive health, STDs, tuberculosis and antiretroviral treatment.

New Life Center staff also held trainings at the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, teaching medical students about its comprehensive treatment model to caring for these vulnerable children.

Thank you for your support.

Namaste!

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Sep 22, 2015

NYF expands peer counseling program

Counselors working with support group
Counselors working with support group

Our counselors have now trained 130 peer counselors to work with girls who were rescued from the practice of child slavery known as Kamlari.

The counselors hold regular support groups to help the girls recover from the traumatic experiences as indentured servants in homes far from their families.

In addition to support groups, the peer counselors provide individual peer counseling, house and hostel visits and school visits. There are now 2,137 girls participating in these groups. The peer counselors also counseled nearly 1,000 former Kamlari in individual sessions last year.

NYF has rescued 12,702 girls from Kamlari since we launched the program 15 years ago. Nearly half of them are in school or attending vocational training.

The counseling program has also played a vital role in preventing early marriage among the freed Kamlari through awareness and radio programs, orientations, discussions and group counseling.  

NYF’s counseling center in Kathmandu offers extensive training and technological support to the peer counseling staff.

Thank you for support of our counseling programs.

Namaste!

Street drama against early marriage
Street drama against early marriage

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