In addition to providing life-saving support to approximately 600 children and their caretakers annually through Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRH), NYF is expanding our nutrition outreach program to reach thousands more children.
NYF’s Nutrition Outreach program brings specialized nutrition education and services to remote communities that are isolated by rough terrain and lack of transportation. The camp activities include hand-washing, hygiene, and nutrition education for caregivers and nutrition assessment, general health checkups, and medicine distribution as needed for children. Through each two to three-day camp, NYF reaches 500-1000 children and their caregivers whose health and lives are forever transformed.
Below are pictures from one of these camps.
Thanks to your generosity and compassion, disabled Nepali students who commonly face isolation, discrimination, and stigma, are thriving through NYF’s Disabled School scholarship program. One of these students “Prajun” is physically disabled without a right hand. His large family lives in a remote village and could not afford to send Prajun nor his brother who is also disabled to school.
Recognizing how bright Prajun is, a local school teacher encouraged his family to seek NYF support. Prajun has been attending his village school with an NYF scholarship since November 2016 and is making remarkable progress. He is in third grade and enjoys playing sports with his friends as much as he enjoys his studies.
This benefit ripples through Prajun’s family and community. His brother is learning through Prajun’s experience and his community is more accepting of both of their disabilities.
Prajun’s future is so much brighter because people like you care.
In 2015-2016 after two major earthquakes devastated much of Nepal and displaced thousands of families, NYF accepted 743 children into Earthquake Kinship Care. With your help, of these 743 children able to remain safe with their parents or relatives through NYF’s Kinship Care program, over 150 families have regained self-sufficiency. Nearly 600 families continue to receive support, including Anjali and her grandfather.
Thirteen year old Anjali was one of the first children accepted into Earthquake Kinship Care. Her life was shattered in a moment, when her parents and brothers were buried in a landslide during the 2015 earthquakes.
Two years later, Anjali and her grandfather are rebuilding their lives together. In her familiar school, surrounded by friends, Anjali is healing and has a brighter future.
As NYF completes the earthquake response that generous donors like you made possible, we remain committed to supporting displaced and vulnerable children through our comprehensive programs until they are self-sufficient.