Nepal

 

Prevention of child abuse and trafficking

Organization: Shakti Samuhashakti _samuha
Project: Prevention of child abuse and trafficking
Location: Bardiya/Banke/Kailali districts, Nepal
Target group: Children who are victims of abuse, Families at risk

Shakti Samuha was founded by repatriated trafficking victims from India in 1996 to improve the situation of human trafficking survivors. The organisation 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 more: http://www.shaktisamuha.org.np/

Contact person at Childhood:
Joel Borgström
joel.borgstrom@childhood.org

Protecting Nepali Street Children

Organization: Voice of Childrenvoice of children
Project: Protecting Nepali street Children
Location: Kathmandu valley, Nepal
Target group: Street children, Children victims of abuse, 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: http://www.voiceofchildren.org.np/

Contact person at Childhood:
Joel Borgström
joel.borgstrom@childhood.org

 

 

Developing individual’s acceptance

 

Organization: Asha Nepalasha
Project: Developing individual’s acceptance
Location: Katmandu, Nepal
Target group: Families at risk, children in alternative care

This project targets adult trafficking survivors and their children with community-based support to prevent unnecessary separation and placement of children in institutions (orphanages). Asha Nepal will promote family-based alternatives for children combined with direct support to at-risk families by hands-on social work through home-visits and professional case management. Assistance will address areas such as housing, education and job-training but also psycho-social counseling to reduce trauma and other mental problems.

Read more: http://www.asha-nepal.org/pages/home/index.php

Contact person at Childhood:
Joel Borgström
joel.borgstrom@childhood.org

 

Supportive environment for children affected or infected by HIV/AIDS

 

Organization: Shakti Milan Samajshakti
Project: Supportive environment for CABA
Location: Katmandu, Nepal
Target group: Children victims of abuse

Shakti Milan Samaj is a small organisation working to protect the rights of persons living with HIV/AIDS in Nepal by raising awareness and providing services for women and children. Childhood supports Shakti Milan’s support to children infected or affected by HIV/AIDS including education support and child club activities. As part of the project, Shakti Milan will also arrange information sessions in school.

Read more: http://www.shaktimilan.org.np/

Contact person at Childhood:
Joel Borgström
joel.borgstrom@childhood.org

 

Vocational training for street youth

Organization: Welcome To My Yard
Project: Vocational training for street youth
Location: Katmandu, Nepal
Target group: Street children

The overall goal of Welcome to my yard is to increase educational and business knowledge and skills for vulnerable street young people in the Pashupatinath street community in order to help them achieve their potential by strengthening their resilience and reducing risk factors of street life. The Childhood-funded project allows the organization to conduct outreach work, workshops, trainings and a savings scheme which encourages the children to learn financial planning and budgeting. The project also includes work placements within the Welcome To My Yard’s social businesses such as guided tours, a coffee cart, and recycling.

Read more: http://www.welcometomyyard.com/

Contact person at Childhood:
Joel Borgström
joel.borgstrom@childhood.org