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 28, 2012

A Voice Against Bonding Nepali Girls

Girls freed from bonded servitude by NYF
Girls freed from bonded servitude by NYF

By Archana Chaudhary:

My family of six could not manage even two decent meals a day and so my father sent me away to work as a servant. This was the start of my most miserable days in life. My daily routine was waking up at dawn, mopping the floor, scrubbing dishes, washing clothes, cleaning the shed, and collecting fodder for cattle. I had to do all of these jobs, even when my strength and health failed me. For all the work I did, my family got $20 per year. Almost every day I used to get beaten by the children of my master. There was no one to look after me when I was ill and most days I went to sleep without dinner.

After two years, I was rescued from this misery. I had always dreamed of getting an education. This year, I graduated from high school with honors.

Now I want to become a journalist so I can raise my voice against the bonding system. In future I would also like to be a lawyer so I can advocate for the needy and the voiceless people.

 

The Nepal Youth Foundation rescues girls from spending their childhoods enslaved as indentured servants, reunited them with their families, and enables them to attend school and vocational training, so they can become self-sufficient. NYF will soon eliminate the practice of selling Nepali girls into servitude. Learn more about this pioneering program at www.NepalYouthFoundation.org

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Formerly enslaved girls, now free to go to school
Formerly enslaved girls, now free to go to school

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Jun 28, 2012

I Can See with the Eyes of Education

Silvi can overcome her disabilities, thanks to NYF
Silvi can overcome her disabilities, thanks to NYF

The Nepal Youth Foundation provides scholarships to hundreds of children in Nepal. Some are blind, deaf, or have physical disabilities.

Silvi Rana, a blind student receiving a scholarship, described the impact of the Nepal Youth Foundation on her life:

“If NYF had not supported me, I would have been a beggar wandering on the streets or I could have even died. Because of this support…I am satisfied with my life. Even if I couldn’t see the material world with my eyes, I can always see the world with the eyes of my education and knowledge…If I was not able to get this support, I would have been blind from both internally as well as externally.”

The Nepal Youth Foundation’s education programs enable children like Silvi to overcome their limitations and fulfill their dreams. Learn more about these life-changing programs at www.NepalYouthFoundation.org

P.S. To get the latest news about the Nepal Youth Foundation’s work for Nepali children in need, please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nepalyouth

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Jun 28, 2012

A Mysterious Illness Cured by Therapy

Narayan received life-changing counseling from NYF
Narayan received life-changing counseling from NYF

Narayan is a Nepali student in 9th grade. He suffered from headaches, dizziness, and vomiting, and was performing poorly in school. He went to the Nepal Youth Foundation’s Ankur Counseling Center to seek help. Ankur’s counselor found that he was very afraid of the future and felt pressured to excel in school to "be somebody." His fears had produced physical symptoms.

Through techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Sand Play Therapy, Ankur’s psychologist explored Narayan’s problem and reduced his fears. The counselor taught him relaxation techniques and instructed him to study, eat, and sleep according to a set schedule. After six therapy sessions, Narayan passed his high school examinations and is now studying in college.

Psychological therapy is still in its infancy in Nepal. The Nepal Youth Foundation is a leader in counseling for youth. NYF’s Ankur Counseling Center provides therapy to underprivileged children, to enable them to overcome their obstacles and fulfill their dreams. Learn more about this life-changing program at www.NepalYouthFoundation.org

P.S. To get the latest news about the Nepal Youth Foundation’s work for Nepali children in need, please join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nepalyouth

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