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 22, 2015

NYF expands peer counseling program

Counselors working with support group
Counselors working with support group

Our counselors have now trained 130 peer counselors to work with girls who were rescued from the practice of child slavery known as Kamlari.

The counselors hold regular support groups to help the girls recover from the traumatic experiences as indentured servants in homes far from their families.

In addition to support groups, the peer counselors provide individual peer counseling, house and hostel visits and school visits. There are now 2,137 girls participating in these groups. The peer counselors also counseled nearly 1,000 former Kamlari in individual sessions last year.

NYF has rescued 12,702 girls from Kamlari since we launched the program 15 years ago. Nearly half of them are in school or attending vocational training.

The counseling program has also played a vital role in preventing early marriage among the freed Kamlari through awareness and radio programs, orientations, discussions and group counseling.  

NYF’s counseling center in Kathmandu offers extensive training and technological support to the peer counseling staff.

Thank you for support of our counseling programs.

Namaste!

Street drama against early marriage
Street drama against early marriage

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Sep 22, 2015

Clinic staff screen for malnutrition among earthquake suviors

Baby screened for malnutrition at a health clinic
Baby screened for malnutrition at a health clinic

More than 350 children and their mothers who were displaced by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal last spring recently attended a two-day nutrition clinic hosted by NYF.

Held in a temporary settlement for earthquake survivors in Nepal’s Dhading district, the clinic was staffed by doctors, nurses and nutrition experts. A third of the children were found to be malnourished and many suffered from a range of medical conditions.

Specialists treated the children on site and taught mother’s the basics of good nutrition and hygiene. Children found to be seriously malnourished were referred to one of NYF’s 16 nutritional rehabilitation homes located throughout the country.

NYF has also established nine Community Nutrition Kitchens throughout the earthquake ravaged districts to provide nutritious meals for children and train their mothers on best nutrition practices and family hygiene.

Thank you for feeding the children of Nepal.

Namaste!

Children screened for malnutrition at clinic
Children screened for malnutrition at clinic
Doctor checks a boy
Doctor checks a boy's vital signs
Mothers and children at nutrition clinic
Mothers and children at nutrition clinic

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Sep 8, 2015

A stitch in time changes lives

Kilkumari tailoring school
Kilkumari tailoring school

Twenty young women freed from the practice of child slavery known as Kamlari recently began a tailoring class and are already producing an impressive array of clothing.

Once they complete the three-month training, they will have the skills needed to start their own tailoring businesses. They can borrow seed money from the loan cooperative operated by the Freed Kamlari Development Forum.

Former Kamlari Dil Kumari Chaudhary started the tailoring program in Nepalgunj, Nepal in 2014 with the help of Nepal Youth Foundation. Dozens of girls have already completed the training program.

The tailoring class is a part of NYF’s larger vocational training program for former Kamlari, which prepares young women for careers in farming, hairdressing, computer techs, electricians – even motorcycle mechanics.

Thank you for helping these young women make new lives.

Namaste!

Former Kamlari at sewing class
Former Kamlari at sewing class
Traditional Nepalese clothing crafted by students
Traditional Nepalese clothing crafted by students
Dress made by girls in seamstress school
Dress made by girls in seamstress school
Shirt made by students in training program
Shirt made by students in training program

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