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

NYF's vocational training gets results

Freed Kamlari at a VECC orientation
Freed Kamlari at a VECC orientation

NYF's vocational training program has improved the lives of hundreds of young women who spent their childhoods as household slaves in the now outlawed practice known as Kamlari.

An independent analysis of Nepal Youth Foundation's Vocational Education and Counseling Program found that the training programs raised the average age of marriage among the young women, more than doubled their incomes, and raised their overall financial and social well-being, placing a majority into Nepal's middle class.

The report was commissioned by NYF to assess the impact of our program on the former Kamlari.

All of the girls surveyed increased their percentage of home ownership and had attained material goods such as mobile phones, refrigerators, bicycles and savings accounts.

Last year, NYF provided long and short term training courses to 336 freed Kamlari. These courses train the former indentured servants for jobs in nursing, lab assistants, fashion design, printing, electronics, auto mechanics and plumbing.

We also provided career counseling to another 818 freed Kamlari to help them find the right career path.

NYF has provided vocational training to more than 1,000 youth with a 76 percent employment rate since the program began in 2007. Nearly half of Nepal's young people are either unemployed or underemployed.

Thank you for your support.

Namaste!

Seamstress training
Seamstress training
Nursing training
Nursing training

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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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