Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal

by Nepal Youth Foundation UK
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Vocational Training for Freed Child Slaves, Nepal
Our brilliant former Kamlari women
Our brilliant former Kamlari women

We at Nepal Youth Foundation UK have decided to end our Global Giving Campaign for the time being, whilst we focus our attention on some new projects that are coming up.  We wanted to say a huge thank you to all our supporters for helping us to make such a huge difference.  Please note that our work helping to empower the Kamlari women hasn't ended - this will still continue.  If you would like to keep in touch with all our goings on at Nepal Youth Foundation UK then please do follow us on Facebook or continue to check in with our website!  

Thanks again for your support! 

Warm regards

Nepal Youth Foundation UK Team

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Kids jackets with mittens for the littlies!
Kids jackets with mittens for the littlies!

We are still continuing to train women that we freed from slavery, and the programme is going incredibly well. In fact, we are now looking to open a new vocational school in western Nepal to help provide training to even more girls.  We are still in the very early stages of this project but watch this space!

We also wanted to let you know that we will be moving shortly onto the next stage of our social enterprise.  You may remember that we launched our online fashion business, Kathaa, last year selling adult down jackets.  Well, now we're excited to say that soon we will be selling kids jackets and we have our first photos of the range.  We hope you like them and similary to the adults jackets, 100% of the profit from sales will go to the charity to help more women and children in Nepal.  All our jackets have been made by the women who recieved our vocational training.

Visit our website if you'd like to find out more about our social enterprise www.nepalyouthfoundation.org.uk

Many thanks again for your support

Nepal Youth Foundation UK 

One of the ladies who received NYF training
One of the ladies who received NYF training

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The wonderful Kamalaris ladies
The wonderful Kamalaris ladies

We wanted to touch base to let you know how our project with the former child slaves is progressing.  Thanks to your help many of the girls have recieved training and you may remember that we have even managed to launch a fashion brand selling items of clothing on online (in the UK) that that the women have made.

We are exited to say that we have just returned back from a trip to Nepal where we have been working with the girls in exploring new product ranges and we're hoping to bring a new range of high quality children's padded jackets to the market in the New Year so watch this space.  They are in some pretty awesome colours and will come in sizes ranging from 2 years to 11 year olds.  Again all the profits from the sales of the jackets will go back to the charity (Nepal Youth Foundation UK) to help more children in Nepal.

Thank you again for your support.  Without your help, none of this would have been possible.

We hope you have a lovely Christmas!

Nepal Youth Foundation UK Team

Children's jackets
Children's jackets

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So we have been very busy here at Nepal Youth Foundation UK launching our new social enterprise Kathaa. Kathaa, is our new ethical fashion brand where ALL the profits will go back to Nepal Youth Foundation UK to help more children in Nepal.  And what's more the products have been made by the former child slaves that we have given vocational training in commercial tailoring through this project that you helped fund. 

Our first range of products are specially designed men's and women's down jackets, available in a range of colours and sizes.  They have integrated hoods, made from quick drying fabric, inner zip pockets and come in an easy to pack away zip bag.  We have also added a touch of Nepal in the lining and trim.

Visit our website to explore the range - www.kathaa.co.uk. And watch our short 1 minute film HERE to understand more the work we do at Kathaa.

Thank you so much for your support.  We could not have done this without your help.

Kathaa ladies
Kathaa ladies
Men's jacket - available in other colours
Men's jacket - available in other colours

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Saiti
Saiti

We cannot thank you enough for your recent support of our campaign to help train former child slaves in Nepal.  With your money we have managed to train eight more women which will have a huge impact on not just their lives but their whole families’ lives and potentially their community.  These ladies with your support, will now have the opportunity to earn a decent living or start their own businesses so that they can finally gain financial independence and be completely free from their former lives as domestic slaves.

One of the women we have been helping is Saiti (in the photo.)  Saiti was forced into domestic slavery at just 9 years old. She always wanted to study and had had a special interest in sewing too, so when she was freed at the age of 19, she was thrilled to be trained in commercial tailoring by NYF. Saiti says, “I was treated like an animal before, but now I am respected. My life has been transformed and I love it.”

To date we have helped 1,576 girls receive vocational training but there is still a long way to go: almost 3,000 girls, like Saiti, are desperately in need of some form of support (mostly vocational training.) We want to help them enrol in our programme because we know it works: 98% of graduates gain employment or start their own business. This practical, sustainable programme enables these girls to take control of their lives and ensures them independent, economically secure futures.

To see first-hand where your money has been put to use, please watch this short film:

http://bit.ly/nyffilm

Our programme was also shortlisted for a 2018 Charity Award in the International Aid and Development category along with only two other charities, which is a fantastic recognition of the project and all the hard work the team have put in.

Thank you again for your support, with your help we have already managed to make a huge difference.

Warm regards

Nepal Youth Foundation UK

www.nepalyouthfoundation.org.uk

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Nepal Youth Foundation UK

Location: Stanwick - United Kingdom
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Twitter: @UKNepalYouthFou
Nepal Youth Foundation UK
Hannah Coppersmith
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Hannah Coppersmith
Stanwick, United Kingdom

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