Education
 Nepal
Project #2740

Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children

by Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)
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Summary

More than 90% of the world's blind people live in developing countries, of these, more than 600,000 live in Nepal. And, a great number of these are children who, without special help, have very little chance to live full and satisfying lives. Nepal Youth Foundation's Scholarships for Disabled Students help blind, deaf, and physically disabled students get an education, learn to take care of themselves, and become productive members of their society.
$12,000
total goal
$7,735
remaining
53
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

In Nepal, disabled children are often treated as cast-offs or considered punishment for "sins" of the family. There are very few government programs specifically designed to provide care for the disabled. Because most Nepali schools lack the facilities for disabled students and transportation is difficult for them, these children often don't get the opportunity to attend school.

Solution

NYF provides educational scholarships to blind, deaf, and physically disabled children who could not otherwise go to school. In addition to basic education, housing and transportation to the schools is also provided. These students are also taught special skills for independent living and given access to vocational training.

Long-Term Impact

The disabled children who are awarded these scholarships learn to take care of themselves, and learn to obtain employment. Without this help, most would spend their lives at home all day, dependent on their families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.NepalYouthFoundation.org
Nepal Youth Foundation
NYF's Disabled Scholarship Program
NYF on Wikipedia
NYF's Facebook page

Organization Information

Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.NepalYouthFoundation.org
Project Leader:
Jackie Frost
Sausalito, CA United States
$4,265 raised of $12,000 goal
 
64 donations
$7,735 to go
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