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Children's Home Charity Profile
The Children's Home is a non-profit social welfare organization dedicated to providing care for orphans and abandoned, underprivileged and needy children in Nepal.
For many, Nepal is a land of dreams, of temples and of Himalayan expeditions, of ancient cities and of picturesque villages, the birthplace of Buddha and home to the Yeti. However, this land of cultural diversity and rich tradition is also one of the poorest countries in the world, and for much of its population, daily life is anything but a dream. More than half of its people live below the poverty line. Children are particularly vulnerable, and many are denied the most basic essentials. It is in this context that the Children’s Home; a non-profit NGO was founded in 1989 with the objective of providing care and facilities to orphans, abandoned, underprivileged and needy children in Nepal.
The Children’s Home took in 18 children in 1989, and now cares for 428 children. With limited resources it has been able to provide a decent home to abandoned and needy children, offering them family life, medical care, education, vocational training, and hope for the future. The Children’s Home currently has two facilities, a home for girls in rented premises in Kathmandu, and a permanent home for boys in Mahendranagar in premises owned by the organization. Several associated projects have already been implemented in Mahendranagar, such as a crop cultivation project on land belonging to the organization, an animal farm providing meat, poultry and milk products for the Home and for sale in the local market, a school for the children of the Home and the local community, and a computer training program for the older children.
The Children’s Home hopes to continue to expand and improve its facilities, notably by purchasing land in the Kathmandu Valley in order to construct a permanent girl’s orphanage which would allow the Home to take in more needy girls. The second phase of this project would involve establishing a school with high educational standards (Government sponsored schools are poorly run and standards are low) for the children of the Home as well as for other needy children. The final phase of the project calls for the construction of a guesthouse on the premises so that donors or sponsors may stay with the children, participate in their activities, and verify for themselves how funds are being used.