Thanks to caring supporters like you, children and their mothers living with HIV/AIDS, who might otherwise be ostracized, are receiving education, medical support, psychological counseling, and guidance at our New Life Center.
“Kamal” is one of 70 children and teens who received lifesaving treatment last year. The 13 year old boy’s mother passed away due to AIDS two months after giving birth to Kamal. His father, Krishna, also living with HIV, suddenly left their family home and has been out of contact since.
Kamal didn’t show clear symptoms of HIV until he turned 11 and grew seriously ill. He was diagnosed as HIV-positive at a hospital in Kathmandu. His terrified grandparents who had already lost their daugther to AIDS, turned to NYF’s New Life Center for help.
Kamal is recovering well with ongoing support and medical treatment while his grandparents learn how to help him thrive despite his illness. Kamal’s future is brighter because of caring friends like you. Your support helps save lives. Thank you for donating to NYF’s critical work.
Thanks to supporters like you, the Ankur Counseling Center - the first specialized children’s counseling program in Nepal – is celebrating over 10 years of transforming lives!
For over a decade, NYF staff have provided traumatized children, teens, and freed Kamlaris with the counseling and support they need to turn a life of unimaginable hardship into one filled with hope and opportunity.
This year, 129 children and young people participated in 476 individual and 165 age-appropriate group counseling sessions with a wide range of topics, including trauma, low self-esteem, lack of concentration, low school performance, bullying, managing emotions, manipulative behavior, attachment issues, restlessness, depression, anxiety, sexual abuse, shyness, and the need for love and affection.
With your support, Ankur counselors can continue to be there for children who need them most.
With support from friends like you, NYF’s vocational training program addresses the systemic problem of unemployment in Nepal, helping to break the cycle of poverty and creating lasting change for generations to come.
In addition to our Vocational Education and Career Counseling Program which serves about 300 young people annually, last year, NYF built its own Vocational School as a part of the new Olgapuri Children’s Village. Scheduled to open in 2018, the school will train 320 students annually in trades that offer gainful employment such as carpentry and welding. Underprivileged young people will receive free training and counseling.
In a country where unemployment is high and where child labor, child trafficking, and homelessness is common, vocational training offers a life-transforming path to economic independence for young people and their families.
Your support makes a tremendous difference. Thank you for donating to NYF’s Vocational Training and Career Counseling program.