Nepal

Prevention of child abuse and trafficking

Organization: Shakti Samuha
Project: Prevention of child abuse and trafficking

Location: Nepal
Target group: Families at risk

Shakti Samuha was founded by repatriated trafficking victims from India in 1996 to improve the situation of human trafficking survivors. The organization now provides a large number of services such as vocational training, shelters, legal aid and counseling in 10 districts in Nepal. Core activities focus on prevention, empowering trafficked women and girls, educating stakeholders, advocacy and services for survivors. In the Childhood-sponsored project, 10 adolescent groups will be set up in three districts in mid-western Nepal. The groups will be coordinated by Shakti Samuha staff and will carry out awareness raising events such as street drama, sports and life skills training. The project also includes direct assistance to trafficking survivors and/or at risk youth through vocational training and income/educational support.

Read morewww.shaktisamuha.org.np

Contact person at Childhood:
Joel Borgström
joel.borgstrom(a)childhood.org

 

Protecting Nepali Street Children

Organization: Voice of Children
Project: Protecting Nepali street Children
Location: Nepal
Target group: Families at risk

Founded in 2000, Voice of Children (VOC) works to rescue, protect, rehabilitate and reintegrate street children in Nepal. VOC also works with marginalized families and have piloted a foster care program. From 2013, Childhood supports VOC’s street children program with particular focus on improving activities at the drop-in center and reintegration of children into family-based care. The project will also support vulnerable families and communities to strengthen their ability to provide holistic care and protection to keep children away from the streets.

Read more: www.voiceofchildren.org.np/

Contact person at Childhood:
Joel Borgström
joel.borgstrom(a)childhood.org