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

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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Sep 22, 2015

Clinic staff screen for malnutrition among earthquake suviors

Baby screened for malnutrition at a health clinic
Baby screened for malnutrition at a health clinic

More than 350 children and their mothers who were displaced by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal last spring recently attended a two-day nutrition clinic hosted by NYF.

Held in a temporary settlement for earthquake survivors in Nepal’s Dhading district, the clinic was staffed by doctors, nurses and nutrition experts. A third of the children were found to be malnourished and many suffered from a range of medical conditions.

Specialists treated the children on site and taught mother’s the basics of good nutrition and hygiene. Children found to be seriously malnourished were referred to one of NYF’s 16 nutritional rehabilitation homes located throughout the country.

NYF has also established nine Community Nutrition Kitchens throughout the earthquake ravaged districts to provide nutritious meals for children and train their mothers on best nutrition practices and family hygiene.

Thank you for feeding the children of Nepal.

Namaste!

Children screened for malnutrition at clinic
Children screened for malnutrition at clinic
Doctor checks a boy
Doctor checks a boy's vital signs
Mothers and children at nutrition clinic
Mothers and children at nutrition clinic

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