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. 
 

  • 12 community groups are teaching children and families to prevent disasters and protect themselves in times of crisis
  • 275 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 30 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions
  • 6,067 people learned about child rights and protection issues to help ensure children's safety and participation
  • 64 community groups are engaging with local authorities to advance their rights and create positive changes for children
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 304 out of 478 malnourished children have regained a healthier weight after participating in a nutrition program
  • 4,513 women were counselled on how to properly care for themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy
  • 46 women delivered their babies safely, with the help of a skilled birth attendant
  • 533 parents learned about proper feeding practices and how to keep their children well nourished
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 2,278 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 61 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes
  • 62 schools received classroom tools and resources to create a safer and stimulating learning environment for students
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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

  • 1,870 farmers received inputs like livestock, seeds and tools, to increase their ability to produce more nutritious food and market the excess for a regular income
  • 263 people were trained on practices to preserve and manage the environment and its resources
  • 464 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 492 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 691 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
*Results reported for projects in this country from October 2017 to September 2018

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