Provide Education to 20 Disabled Nepali Children

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A blind student in our program
A blind student in our program

With your support, 97 blind, deaf and physically disabled children attended school and received medical services last year as part of NYF’s Disabled Scholarship program.

Without this help, many disabled children would never receive the education and skills needed to live full and productive lives.

Often treated as discards in Nepal's caste society, we send the children to special schools which are set up to care for them physically and academically. Our students thrive.

While there are some special schools that accommodate specific needs of disabled students, tuition is usually more than the annual income of a Nepali family. Consequently, only an estimated 30 percent of disabled children are educated, leaving most unable to read, write or ever work.

Founded in 2000, the program has been highly successful, and many graduates are now employed and are proudly providing for themselves and families. Some are paying their own way through graduate school. Furthermore, the program has had positive impacts that extend beyond the student's academic performance. The social workers have found that once they become involved in our program, they become much more motivated, independent and their social behavior improves remarkably.

These accomplishments would not be possible without the support of people like you.

Thank you and dhyanabad.

Our disabled student program changes lives
Our disabled student program changes lives

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Children of Nepal
Children of Nepal

You can make an even bigger impact on the lives of Nepalese families still recovering from the massive earthquakes in 2015.

Beginning April 25 at 9 a.m. EDT - the second anniversary of the earthquake - Global Giving will match gifts by 50 percent on projects that are helping Nepal to recover and rebuild. The $50,000 match will continue until December 31 or the funds run out - whichever comes first.

Our project – Help a Child Remain with a Loving Family - #24772 – qualifies for this generous opportunity. Our program allows children orphaned or abandoned after the earthquakes to live with extended family. The majority of the children lost one or both parents in the disaster, to death or disability, and all of the children accepted into the program were identified as being among the most vulnerable of the 8,000 applicants. By covering the most basic living expenses of school supplies, food, and health care, NYF is protecting children from sex or labor trafficking, and ensuring they are able to continue their educations despite the incredible disruption in the country. 

Even a small gift can make a big difference in the life of a poor Nepali child. Please donate on April 25.

Thank you and dhanyabad!

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Blind girl
Blind girl

Last year, your support gave 92 blind, deaf and physically disabled children the opportunity to go to school and receive critical medical services as part of NYF’s Disabled Scholarship Program.

Without this help, many disabled children would never receive the education and skills needed to live full and productive lives.

Often treated as discards in Nepal's caste society, we send the children to special schools which are set up to care for them physically and academically. Our students thrive. Last year, we welcomed 6 new students into our program, caring for a total of 92 students in preschool through high school.

While there are some special schools that accommodate specific needs of disabled students, tuition is usually more than the annual income of a Nepali family. Consequently, only an estimated 30 percent of disabled children are educated, leaving most unable to read, write or ever work.

Founded in 2000, the program has been highly successful. and many graduates are now employed and are proudly providing for themselves and families. Some are paying their own way through graduate school. Furthermore, the program has had positive impacts that extend beyond the student's academic performance. The social workers have found that once they become involved in our program, they become much more motivated, independent and their social behavior improves remarkably.

Your dollars go far in Nepal. Thank you for your generous contributions to our project to Provide Education to 20 Disabled Children. This program’s accomplishments would not be possible without the support of people like you.

Namaste!

Girl in wheelchair
Girl in wheelchair
With a little help from our friends
With a little help from our friends

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Early childhood education
Early childhood education

Namaste!

It was another challenging year for Nepal and children and families we serve.

Just months after two major earthquakes devastated the country, political unrest and a prolonged blockade at the Indian border brought Nepal’s recovery efforts to a near standstill.

Petrol, cooking fuel, food, medicine and building materials were in short supply and prices more than doubled, causing even more suffering.

The crisis slowed us down, but it couldn’t stop NYF’s dedicated staff from doing everything they could to care for some of Nepal’s most impoverished children.

They rode bicycles when there was no petrol. When the cooking fuel ran out, they built outdoor fires to keep the community kitchens operating. They worked 16-hour days to help people who had lost everything.

We are so proud of what the NYF Nepal team accomplished in face of these hardships. We could not have done it without your friendship and support.

Thank you and dhanyabad!

With warmest wishes for the year ahead!

Nepal Youth Foundation

Standing tall...NYF staffer measurers a young girl
Standing tall...NYF staffer measurers a young girl
Mother and child
Mother and child
Girl in a pink hat
Girl in a pink hat

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Rajan and Choodamani
Rajan and Choodamani

Two years ago, we shared the story of Choodamani – a partially disabled boy who grew up in one of our two children’s homes and later became an advocate for disability rights in Nepal. This month, we are looking forward to welcoming him and others who grew up in our J&K Houses at the inauguration of Olgapuri Children’s Village, our permanent new home for some of the Nepal’s most disadvantaged children.

When Choodamani was a boy he burned his foot and became partially disabled. His social worker wrote to us explaining that his school was far away, across a river – too far for the boy to limp there on his own. The letter quoted 12-year-old Choodamani saying he wanted to be “the Charles Darwin of Nepal.” So we brought this ambitious young boy to start a new life at J House, our home for boys, where school would be easily accessible and he would be well-cared for.

Choodamani eventually became our very first J House graduate, and we’re as proud as any family would be. After high school, he got a job in a hospital as a physical therapist while he took classes at college. He eventually became a leader in Nepal’s emerging disability rights movement, and served on Nepal’s National Federation of the Disabled.

Our Disabled Scholarship fund has helped hundreds of deaf, blind and physically disabled children students get an education and learn the skills necessary to live full, productive lives.

Often treated as discards in Nepal's caste society, we send the children to special schools which are set up to care for them physically and academically. Our students thrive. Last year, we cared for 103 students into our program, 51 boys and 52 girls preschool through high school.

Your dollars go far in Nepal. Thank you for your generous contributions to our project to Provide Education to 20 Disabled Children. This program’s accomplishments would not be possible without the support of people like you.

Namaste!

Olgapuri Children
Olgapuri Children's Village

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Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.NepalYouthFoundation.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @nepalyouthfound
Project Leader:
Sanju Poudel
Associate Director of Development
Sausalito, CA United States
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