Working With Children in Nepal

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. 

  • 315 children in Nepal received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
  • 81 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 2 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
  • 557 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation

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

  • 109 malnourished children in Nepal were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 341 health workers and volunteers were trained to provide quality health services, especially for women and children
  • 8,172 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 5,449 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy

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

  • 505 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 67 clubs are in place for children and youth to improve their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities
  • 5,086 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 36 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 313 youths were equipped to enter the job market through apprenticeships, vocational training or career counselling
  • 18 savings groups are helping children and adults save money and access loans to grow businesses or cover basic expenses
  • 422 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 150 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families

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