Friday, May 8, 2015 - Two weeks after Nepal was hit by the devastating earthquake, we are happy to announce that all of the children and families which our projects support are safe. Now we need to focus on providing them with the water, food, and shelter.
While everyone may be safe, many families have lost their homes and places of work forcing them to sleep outdoors. Our projects have received many requests to care for the additional children whose parents have died or can’t be found. One project is hoping to rent additional temporary space so that they can house these children. Before the earthquake, over 15,000 children lived in orphanages. Our projects are focused on reuniting families and preventing more children from being placed in orphanages.
In order to provide for the extra children, our projects, like Asha Nepal, need help buying basic necessities to care for them. You can help. Donate now on Childhood USA.org. Thank you for making a difference!
Childhood's Projects in Nepal:
- Asha Nepal - Targets trafficking survivors and their children to prevent unnecessary separation or placements in orphanages. Also provide social worker home visits and assistance with finding housing, education, job-training, and psychological counseling.
- Shakti Milan Samaj - Works with child survivors of abuse who have been infected with HIV. Provides educational programs to children at local schools
- Welcome to My Yard - Increases the education and business opportunities for street children. Aim at reducing the risks in their lives by increasing knowledge and reducing their time living there. Teaches them budgeting, financial planning, and provides work placements.
- Voice of Children - Works with street children and their at-risk families. These families struggle with unemployment, substance abuse, and mental illness. We featured information and pictures in our previous blog post, Rebuilding Nepal.
- Shakti Samuha - Helps human trafficking survivors recover by providing vocational training, shelters, and legal aid/ counseling in 10 districts in Nepal
(Note: Childhood's Rebuilding Nepal Campaign to has ended. If you would like more information about our donation process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Text By: Thomas Brande