Orphan and Street Children
Studies show that orphaned and abandoned children are at higher risk of severe malnutrition, high mortality rates, lower levels of school attendance, and increased likelihood of child labour (both paid and unpaid). These children are also more likely to be subjected to abuse, neglect, and exploitation, not to mention the grief of losing their parents. They are more likely to be exposed to alcohol, tobacco, drug abuse such as glue. They are usually under 15 and can be found roaming the streets in gangs.
There is only one state run orphanage in Nepal which has the capacity to serve 350 children, a number that is far from reflective on the reality of the children who need homes.
What We Do?:
VSN has been running an orphanage called Sushila Care Center which is home to 12 children aged between about 13 and 19 years old, ranging from grade 6 at school to grade 11, the higher secondary school year, prior to attending university.
The Volunteer Society Nepal in the present moment has been providing care and fund to their Orphanage Home “Sushila Care Home”which is located in the Kathmandu Valley. Many of the children have endured more suffering in their young lives than some of us will experience in a lifetime. The Home provides the 10 youngsters who currently reside in the home with fundamental needs such as education, health care, socialization and resources for their complete development. They are however only few of the lucky ones, saved from life on the streets, domestic slavery and vulnerability to child traffickers. There continues to be many children who require the help to find and access loving homes that can provide them with the appropriate care.
Our goal is to up hold the value that every child has a right to: safe shelter, proper hygiene, food and education no matter the country where they are born. And all children should enjoy childhood where they feel loved, looked after, and provided with the tools to become strong and independent adults. Your support and care will go on a long way in helping many children who otherwise may not have the opportunity to engage in a secure and positive life. With the average annual income of just $240 a year, your money will be go further in helping those who are in need of help the most.
Most of the orphanages in Nepal cannot provide their children with fresh vegetables and fruits due to a lack of funding. Volunteer Society Nepal believes that all children should get at least the daily minimum amount of fresh produce, so we have been providing fruits and vegetables to 100 orphans at three different orphanages.
VSN has made a commitment to provide this support, and is working hard to extend this aid to more orphanages in the future as funds become available. There are still many orphanages that cannot provide the necessary diet to the children, leading to severe malnourishment and preventable diseases.
Alongside providing necessary food to the orphaned children, Volunteer Society Nepal also provides regular medical check-ups, education and clothing support as well
Alongside maintaining our Sushila Care Center Running Costs Fund, we need to focus on raising sufficient funds to enable us to meet our School Leaving Certificate (SLC) graduate’s 2 year pre-university college education, or vocational training of their choice. It is our desire to secure funding in advance so as to be able to fulfill our promise to all of the children under our guardianship and not just those who finish school first.
Be a part of making a difference
We offer volunteering opportunities depending on your skills and interests to make a difference by joining our volunteering, internship, charity tourism programs so that we can run our projects smoothly.
As a volunteer, you may:
- Help the children with their schoolwork and homework
- Take children to their schools
- Organize tours to various places on their vacations
- Play games
- Teach drawing classes
- Have fun organizing singing, dancing and painting
- Organize other activities that children enjoy.
- Help at kitchen to cook food, cleaning, washing the dishes.
As the majority of overseas volunteers pay their volunteer fees one time and the projects need regular funding for years. You may make regular or one off contribution so that the vulnerable Children get regular support.By donating you will help fund our projects that support children who are victims of violence, abuse or poverty.
Here are some examples of how your donation could be used:
- US$10 will fund:
- ½ a cylinder of cooking gas
- School diaries and IDs for 3 children
US$20 will fund:
- 10% of the annual school stationary budget
- 1 bottle of cooking gas
US$50 will fund:
- 3 cylinders of cooking gas
- 54% of the home’s monthly fruit/meat billK
US$100 will fund:
- Salary for house maid for one month
- House hold items e.g. soap for 2½ months
- Milk for one month
US$500 will fund:
- All dry food supplies for one month
- 1¼ months worth of school fees
- Rent for two months
US$1,000 will fund:
- New winter clothes for ALL of the children
- 2 months worth of dry food
Any donation, big or small, will be greatly appreciated. If you wish to donate to a specific project, please let us know and we can direct the funds as requested.
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