Thank you so much for all of your generous support over the years. You have helped NYF to empower so many young adults through our Vocational Education & Career Counseling program. While NYF will continue supporting these young adults, our fundraising efforts on GlobalGiving will now focus on providing immediate COVID-19 relief to families in Nepal.
As a result, we will be concluding this project on GlobalGiving. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who have helped to make this project a success.
We hope you’ll continue to support NYF’s ongoing efforts to empower Nepalese families and youth. Please check out the projects we’ve launched in response to the current global crisis:
Thank you again!
24-year-old "Suresh" lives in the mountains in a remote village east of Kathmandu. His two sisters were married years ago, and his father passed away in 2018 – leaving Suresh and his mother with no income to support them.
Though Suresh did well in school and passed his major examinations, he was reluctant to continue his academic studies given the high unemployment rate for college-educated youth in Nepal. More importantly, however, he couldn’t leave his mother alone at home.
Suresh enrolled in one of NYF’s Vocational Training programs nearby and began taking electrical training classes. He studied hard for three months, and successfully completed his training in December of 2019.
Suresh now works under a private contractor installing electrical wires inside homes, and earns more than enough to support himself and his mother. Suresh hopes to advance his electrical skills in the future – but in the meantime, is so thankful for what he has already learned.
Thank you for helping young adults like Suresh lead independent and dignified lives!
Eighteen-year-old “Shiva” is from a particularly poor district in western Nepal. For as long as he could remember, Shiva’s large family of 10 struggled to make ends meet - and by the sixth grade, Shiva had dropped out of school.
Now enrolled in NYF’s Vocational Training program, Shiva is so pleased to be learning how to be a carpenter. “Carpentry enables me to do innovative work, like creating a new product out of wood, and this makes me very happy,” he says, proudly.
With so much infrastructure left to rebuild in Nepal after the 2015 Earthquake, skilled construction workers are in high-demand. Shiva is excited for a well-paying career in carpentry after he completes his training, and he looks forward to being able to help support his family and younger siblings.
But he couldn’t have gone this far without your generosity. We - and especially young adults like Shiva - are so thankful for your support.
As one of five children, 23-year-old “Sajita” started working immediately after her high school graduation to help support her family of seven. Knowing she was capable of more than a low-paying retail job, Sajita reached out to NYF for career counseling. She enrolled in the 3-month electrical training course at Olgapuri Vocational School.
Having a female instructor, Mandira, made it a little easier to be the only woman among 20 students. After graduation, Sajita quickly found a job earning 15,000 NPR (Nepalese rupees) per month – well over the average per capita income of 9,800 NPR per month.
Not only is Sajita helping to support her siblings, but she’s also already thinking ahead to advanced training – and even hopes to one day run her own electrical shop in her village.
Your support helps bright and talented young adults like Sajita take charge of their futures and lead independent lives. Thank you!
NYF’s Vocational Education & Career Counseling (VECC) program helps some of the most disadvantaged youth in Nepal become economically independent. Much of the labor force in Nepal is largely unskilled, and unemployment among young adults is around 35%. The need for vocational education & career counseling is at an all-time high, and we’re so thankful that we have your support!
Congratulations to our 7th group of trainees!
In mid-May, 80 students graduated from Olgapuri Vocational School (OVS). After 3 months of training in electrical, welding, carpentry, or plumbing trades, the graduates will now return to work in their own communities at jobs that pay well.
Thanks to NYF’s partnership with local communities, 42 of the 80 graduates hail from one rural municipality, Chaurpati. The Chairman of Chaurpati was able to attend the ceremony, and thanked NYF’s vocational training program for empowering the community’s youth and preparing them for employment.
These graduates are our 7th group of trainees from OVS – and are all on a bright path to independently support themselves and their families. A big thank you to everyone who made it possible!
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