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.
Dec 7, 2016

Thank you for your support!

Girl in pink hat
Girl in pink hat

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 our 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
two schoolgirls
two schoolgirls
Mother and child
Mother and child

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Nov 10, 2016

Your support is helping children remain with their families

Anjali with her grandfather
Anjali with her grandfather

Thirteen-year-old Anjali lost her entire family – father, mother and younger brother – in an instant during the earthquake on April 25, 2015. While collecting fodder for their animals, a landslide rushed in and buried them.

When NYF’s team visited her village in the Dhading District, they met with her impoverished and elderly grandparents who are now taking care of Anjali. They assured the family that NYF will provide for Anjali’s education, living costs, health care and wellbeing, until she graduates high school.

Thousands of children like Anjali were uprooted from their families after the earthquakes and risked ending up in orphanages - or worse.

To protect these vulnerable children, Nepal Youth Foundation expanded its Kinship Care and welcomed 743 children into the program. NYF provides with a stipend for school expenses, clothing, food and healthcare, allowing the children to in their communities, attend school, and – like Anjali – live with her loving grandparents.

Some families will only need support for one or two years, as they rebuild their homes and livelihoods from the devastation of the earthquakes.

For others, like Anjali, NYF’s commitment may last eight or more years – until they finish high school and are able to live on their own.

Many of the children in Kinship Care have lost their parents and suffered severe trauma. As part of the NYF “family,” specialized psychological support is available to them through our Ankur Counseling Center.

Keeping families together and allowing children to grow up in their own communities is the right thing to do, and NYF’s Kinship Care helps make that possible.

Thank you for your support!

Anjali after the quake
Anjali after the quake
Anjali with school friends
Anjali with school friends

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Nov 8, 2016

NYF is working to stop early marriage

Street theater
Street theater

Using street theater, leaflets, posters, radio broadcasts, counseling sessions and house visits, NYF staff and counselors are working hard to encourage young women freed from the practice of indentured servitude known as Kamlari to stay in school and resist family pressure to marry early.

Last year, counselors reached more than 4,000 former Kamlari through orientation sessions, street drama, house visits and leafleting public bulletin boards. Counselors are creating support groups for boys and we're bringing families into the effort by forming “Guardian Committees” comprised of parents and community members.

The project is part of NYF’s Empowering Freed Kamlari program which helps former Kamlari girls become healthy, happy and independent young women. NYF has rescued more than 12,700 girls since launching our campaign against the Kamlari system in 2000.

While marriage before the age of 18 is illegal, police and community members have tended to ignore the issue. Families often view their daughters as an economic burden and pressure them to marry, and this has been a particular problem for the girls we have rescued from Kamlari slavery.

NYF hopes to end the practice of early marriage by making girls, boys and their families aware of the negative health and economic consequences of dropping out of school and marrying young.

Thank you for your continued support!

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