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Safe to Grow, Protecting Nepali Children after EQ

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Safe to Grow, Protecting Nepali Children after EQ
Safe to Grow, Protecting Nepali Children after EQ
Safe to Grow, Protecting Nepali Children after EQ
Dec 10, 2019

Final report from our Earthquake Project

It is now over 4 years since the devastating earthquake in Nepal in 2015. The knock on effect can still be clearly seen in Pokhara, with more and more families moving to the city in search of work. However, we feel it is now impossible to say if this is as a direct response to the earthquake or actually just a general migration to the city.   As a result we feel that we can't keep raising money for a restricted fund for helping children post earthquake and have decided to close this project.

Our work at Kidasha is all about transforming the lives of the children we work with.  I would like to share with you one last  update about one of our beneficiaries.

Amir was 12 years old when he first came to Pokhara from a remote and deprived rural district in the west of Nepal. His father had died leaving Amir as the eldest son with the responsibility to support his family – his mother and a younger brother and sister. As a result his Uncle brought him to the city in search of work.

Amir was identified six months ago by a Kidasha outreach worker during workplace assessments conducted in partnership with the city authorities. He is now 14 years old and is a welder in a garage. Although, he doesn’t like his job, he has little option as he has to support his family and sends the £50 he earns each month home.

Our outreach work persuaded Amir to join one of functional learning classes near the garage where he was working. Amir had never been to school and it took a lot of persuasion to get him to join the class each morning.   When he started he lacked confidence and showed little interest in actively participating. However, over time as he has gradually started to learn, achieve more and he is beginning to enjoy the classes. Amir’s confidence and well being have increased significantly.  Amir wants to take every opportunity to learn and he has set himself a goal to open his own repair workshop within the next 10 years.

None of this would have been possible without generous people such as yourselves and GlobalGiving.  If you would like to continue supporting us through GlobalGiving please look at our project called Protect and inspire Street Children in Nepal by clicking the link below.

Many thanks and have a very Happy Christmas.

 

The Kidasha Team



 

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Kidasha

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @KidashaNepal
Project Leader:
Caroline Emlyn Jones
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London, London United Kingdom

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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