With the civil unrest of the past decade, many hundreds of children have been placed in orphanages. Of the over 13,000 orphans, only 1.5% are adopted. Those not adopted still need a great deal in order to thrive both while in the orphanages and after they leave at the age of 16. Moreover, the children in these 'children's homes' are subject to terrible conditions and especially vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. The following programs are at the heart of what we do to help the remaining population of abandoned children.
The Kumari Project Safe House offers long-term care for 12 vulnerable and abandoned Nepalese children (ten girls and two of their little brothers).
Education & The Arts
We believe in giving the children we serve opportunities for education in school and through extracurricular activities. Art is key to developing critical and creative thinking skills.
Mentorship & Career Exposure
Our goal is to set up the Kumari Kids for success so they can be self-sufficient while pursuing their professional passions. Through lectures, Q & As, and field trips, we teach our kids about the variety of job opportunities in the local Nepali economy.