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Our Working Areas: Kids
Facts: Children’s Situation in Nepal
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One of the poorest countries in
the world
45% of families are below the
poverty line
Extreme poverty in Mid-hill and
Himalayan regions
Lack of opportunities, support,
and protection
Increasing problem of child
labor, girl trafficking, and street
children/orphans
Children of Rural Nepal
Facts: Children’s Situation in Nepal
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Every year thousands of poor children
leave rural villages and arrive in cities in
search of jobs and a better future
Instead, their lives are further exploited as
child labor
Estimates show 7 million children (5-14
years of age) labor in Nepal
More than 9000 girls (mostly orphans) are
trafficked each year into India, Hong Kong,
Thailand, and Gulf countries for
prostitution
Serious lack of resources and a strong
program to protect orphaned children in
Nepal
Proposed Orphanage Project in Nepal
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Aims to protect 40 orphans in
Nepal by offering education,
health care, love, and support
Serves as a model project and
creates a real difference in the
lives of orphans who might
otherwise vanish
A wonderful gift of humanity,
kindness, and help from US
citizens to orphaned children of
Nepal
Offers opportunities for
volunteers to share their love
and care with deprived kids
Orphaned children of Nepal
Objectives: Proposed Orphanage
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To provide stable and safe home for orphans
To provide home-like environment of love and
care for these neglected children
To provide them an education and the
opportunity for self development
To protect children from further exploitation
To enable these children to lead independent
lives as productive citizens
More About the Proposed Project
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Project will be located in
Chitwan, 125 miles South West
of Kathmandu
A joint venture; RCDP-Nepal
will run the daily operation of
the project
Project will be managed by an
executive committee comprised
of local social workers
In the case of collapse of
RCDP-Nepal, project will be
transferred to the Government
of Nepal
Disadvantaged Kids of Working Areas
Proposed Project: Operation
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Upon availability of
resources, the proposed
project will begin in 2004
The project is expected to be
constructed in three phases
The first two phases will
develop a 2 story building;
the third phase will add
additional facilities like a
library, playgrounds, etc.
Cost calculation was based
on basic standards for
similar facilities in Nepal
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A daily budget of US$1 per
day per child is estimated
to cover the cost of food,
room, education, extra
activities, and supervision
A 10% annual increase in
operating expense is also
expected as the children
get older
The project aims to offer
basic facilities, room, food,
and education
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