Nepal

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. 

 

  • 8 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 5 individuals including children are better equipped to protect themselves from disasters and respond to emergencies
  • 2,991 children and youth learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 110 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 4,000 children received birth certificates, ensuring their access to basic rights and services like health and schooling
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 275 malnourished children were enrolled in nutritional programs and monitored to ensure they are growing healthy
  • 5,622 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 4,938 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 5 health centres were improved with renovations, medical equipment or supplies to better care for children and families
  • 1,860 parents and caregivers learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
     
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 1,454 children and youth are improving their learning through tutoring and extracurricular activities like clubs and camps
  • 299 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children
  • 1,830 parents and caregivers learned about the importance of education and how to support their child’s learning
  • 355 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 49 schools were renovated or furnished with educational materials to provide a better learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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

 

  • 469 young people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 973 individuals are members of savings groups, helping families meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 1,222 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and better provide for their children and families
  • 3,500 children and adults received nutritious fruits and vegetables grown in community, school or family gardens
  • 790 adults received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2016 to September 2017

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