Work for Orphanage
Every year hundreds of children
become destitute in Nepal's crowded cities after
leaving their villages in search of work or from a
loss or change in family situations. These children
are deprived of education and a number of them end
up working as child laborers in factories,
restaurants or hotels, with others turning to drugs
whilst living on the streets.
It is thanks to a number of orphanages that some of
these children begin to get the love, attention,
care and education they need. As a volunteer in an
orphanage you will be there to continue providing
this by assisting the children in learning English
and other subjects such as math and science and
helping the children with their homework. You can
also organize tours, games, painting, singing and
dancing and other activities to enhance the
enjoyment and development of the children living in
Volunteering in an orphanage will be an experience
that you will never forget and one that will open
your eyes to just some of the problems facing
children in Nepal.
Our mission statement is to provide orphaned and
homeless children living in Nepal with basic human
rights, health services, education and love. We are
working closely with Orphanages in Kathmandu and
The orphanage carries out this mission statement by
implementing 7 key objectives:
Provide accommodation, food,
education and love to the orphan and homeless
children in a secure and safe orphanage home.
Provide medicine, primary
health care and services to the children and
people in the community who are economically
poor and unhealthy.
Promote the children to
become independent by developing their social,
mental and intellectual capability through
proper education and vocational training.
Co-ordinate and create job
opportunities for the children as they grow up
and leave the orphanage.
Educate and train the young
women on skills useful for independent survival
such as cooking and sewing.
Conduct an advocacy campaign
to educate Nepal society about the care of
orphaned and homeless children.
Establish linkages between
government, NGO's and International NGO's to
share best practices and resources.
Street children in Nepal
In Nepal there are estimated (Unicef, 1996) to be
26,000 children of the street, i.e. those who both
work and live in the street. There are an additional
3,700 children on the street, i.e. those who live
with their families but spend most of their time
playing and working in the street.
Of the street children, around half earn a meagre
living, around Rs 25 per day (US$ 0.3 per day) by
Less than half of these children are literate; and
of those who are, most are barely literate as a
result of non-formal education programmes such as
the Children's Feeding Project (one organisation
which is supported by the Trust).
There are also many child workers in Nepal, although
figures are difficult to obtain.
The 1981 census showed that 60% of children in the
10 to 14 age group were economically active, but an
altered definition meant that the 1991 census
estimated that it was 23% of all 10 to 14 year olds.
These are the ones in some kind of regular
employment (i.e. not lone street children). Children
tend to work at least 8 or 10 hours per day, but
mostly do not earn more than about Rs 16 per day
(US$ 0.2 per day). Of urban child workers, around
one quarter have received work injuries.
There is a far greater proportion of boys than girls
among the street children. A major cause of this
imbalance is that many girls are duped into sexual
exploitation. It is difficult to know how many are
involved in this. In 1996 UNICEF estimated that each
year, 4,000 to 5,000 girls between 10 and 14 years
old are trafficked to India.
HOW YOU CAN HELP ORPHANS?
We also accept donation from
people who wants to donate the following:
Books & School Supplies
Old Cloths, toys, indoor
Medicine (Vitamins, scabies
cream/ lotion, lice shampoo, band aid etc.)
Computer, Cameras, musical instruments