Working With Children in Nepal

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Nepal is one of the poorest and least-developed countries in Asia. Poor children in Nepal are among the country’s most vulnerable citizens, susceptible to abuse, child labour and neglect. The under-five mortality rate stands at 36 deaths per 1,000 live births, compared with 5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Canada.

Malnutrition, infectious diseases and poor hygiene and sanitation affect the health of children. High absentee rates in school, particularly among girls is also a concern. We work with families in vulnerable communities to build their resilience and provide opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. 

Your impact in Nepal

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

  • 8 child well being activities conducted including health and nutrition, hygiene, livlihood, education, child rights and protection awareness
  • 65 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 9,889 support groups established to carry out local outreach on various child well-being topics
  • 47 plans of action were developed to enhance community development and child well being
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • 657 parents and caregivers learned about proper nutrition, common childhood illnesses and how to protect their children's health
  • 9,125 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 849 people learned about health and nutrition topics
  • 8 health facilities were improved with renovations or stocked with resources to better care for children and families
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • 4,205 parents learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
Results achieved from October 2018 to September 2019

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