Stop the Spread of HIV in Children

by The Mountain Fund Vetted since 2008 Site Visit Verified


Punarbal Shikshya Sadan is the only school in Nepal that provides quality education to HIV affected children. We affirm that every child, HIV infected or not, has the right to life-changing education.

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Over 15,000 Nepali children are HIV positive. In Nepal, HIV infected individuals face intense isolation and discrimination. Because of the social stigma attached to the virus, children with HIV are expelled from public schools and are left without any educational alternative. In most cases, these children come from poor families, have lost one or both parents and lack access to healthy food, medicine or proper clothing. In order to survive, many resort to illegal activities and sex trafficking.


Punarbal Plus offers daily classes to over 300 HIV/AIDS affected children and runs a Care and Support Center that houses 21 children and orphans from remote villages. We also provide vocational training and awareness workshops for parents.

Long-Term Impact

In an environment free from discrimination and stigmatization, 300 of Nepal's HIV affected youth will receive the emotional, medical and educational support that they need to become successful and discerning community leaders.

Additional Documentation

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


The Punarbal Plus HIV School Website
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Organization Information

The Mountain Fund

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @mountainfund
Project Leader:
Scott MacLennan
International Director
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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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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