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.
As you know, catastrophic August floods in southern Nepal killed 100+ people and affected thousands, including some of the children you support through Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes.
Thanks to your support, NYF was able to respond to the influx of malnourished children at our Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes. The NRH in Banke, located in one of the hardest hit areas, doubled its capacity. As families return to their homes and land, NRHs are prepared for a long-term response to serve children who are at high risk of relapsing with so much arable land seriously damaged.
Additionally, after days of uncertainty and deprivation, 500 families across our programs each received several weeks’ worth of supplies, including rice, dal (lentils), oil, salt, and flour, helping to prevent further malnutrition. Families who lost their homes entirely received additional support including a basic cooking set, blankets, and stipends for living expenses.
While the road to recovery is long, these 500 families are taking an important step forward knowing people like you care – and the NRHs are prepared to provide lifesaving treatment for many more over the weeks and months ahead.
As someone who has supported NYF’s critical work saving severely malnourished children, you may be concerned about the devastating situation in Nepal where massive flooding and landslides have displaced thousands of families. The number of deaths and causalities are mounting, as rescue efforts continue.
Southern Nepal, the hardest hit region, is the site of eleven of our Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRHs) -- providing life-saving services to desperately malnourished children.
Thousands of people have fallen sick due to polluted water. Many haven’t eaten anything in three days. We anticipate that rescue and relief workers will soon be referring children to the NRHs, and we stand ready to help. Their health and lives depend on it.
As we learn more, we will share updates via our website and on Facebook and Twitter.
We are emailing to let you know about our Youth Week Campaign on GlobalGiving. International Youth Day is Saturday, August 12th, and GlobalGiving is celebrating our work for an entire week from August 7th-12th, providing matching funds and bonus prizes!
During this week, Nepal Youth Foundation will be focused on building support for our projects in Nepal that empower youth to be all they can be.
Will you help?
One-Time Donation Match:
One-time contributions made at the beginning of the week will be matched dollar for dollar! The campaign starts at 9:00am EDT and Nepal Youth Foundation will be competing for the $13,000 available in one-time matching funds. Contributions up to $250 will be matched at 100% while funds remain.
Recurring Donation Match:
All recurring donations started this week will be matched at 100%! Recurring donations of all sizes provide meaningful, dependable support to power our work. As a champion of our work to educate and empower Nepali youth, we would love for you to consider starting a recurring donation during International Youth Week!
Bonus Prize Competition:
At the end of the campaign, bonus prizes of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the top three fundraising organizations and the top three organizations with the most donors.
Thank you for making this life-changing work possible!
Nepal Youth Foundation
Thousands of Nepali children have little or no access to medical care so NYF’s innovative Malnution Program and Treatment program brings the healthcare to them.
This year, a team of doctors, nurses and nutritionists held 13 Nutrition Camps in rural villages and schools to screen children for malnutrition and other health problems. A total of 2,291 children were screened. Of those, a third was found to be malnourished.
The children that were severely malnourished were referred to one of NYF’s 16 nutrition clinics, where they received healthy food and were treated for other ailments. Their caretakers, usually their mothers, received education on good nutritional practices.
More than 40 percent of children in Nepal - one of the world’s poorest countries - suffer from malnutrition. Sixteen NYF-founded clinics throughout the country nurse children back to health and teach their caregivers how to prepare nutritious meals from locally available food.
NYF”s staff from Kathmandu also train medical and nursing students, and childcare workers in best practices of nutrition and diet management. More than 1,000 people received training in the past nine months.
Thank you for supporting this life-saving work!
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