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PAROPAKAR ORPHANAGE

GIRL’S ORPHANAGE - The extreme lack of care facilities for children in Nepal is a major factor in the distressing living conditions for so many displaced children. The establishment of an orphanage for girls has been a VCN project that was finally realized with celebration in Kathmandu on October 7, 2009. With the cooperation of Paropakar Orphanage, the first and most honored social program and NGO established in Nepal (1953), VCN constructed and supports this new home, providing secure living space for twenty-five orphaned girls. Our goal is to provide a respectable, comfortable standard of living that these orphans can enjoy and proudly celebrate as their “home”...

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balsarathi school
BAL SARATHI SCHOOL

VCN has joined with an inspiring group of Nepali women to reach out to children who gather unattended in the neighborhood of a major temple complex in Kathmandu Valley. Alone or in small groups, every day these children meander filthy streets without purpose or supervision. The volunteer staff of Bal Sarathi scout the surrounding neighborhood and convinces squatters, transients, outcasts and impoverished families that the children of their circumstances deserve better -- nutritious food, a watchful eye and education. Bal Sarathi became a service to feed these children a good meal six days a week, with the provision that each child attends...

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scholarships
SCHLORSHIPS

For a small amount of financial support, the lives of destitute children in Nepal can be literally transformed. For children who experienced only tragedy and misfortune in their early years, education can totally reverse their circumstances. So many of our children have survived horrendous beginnings and have gone on to achieve remarkable success in their studies and professions as well as building stable, gratifying, personal lives. When a donation is made for the purpose of a one-year scholarship, it does not automatically assume year-to-year responsibility to the child. We are most grateful for on-going sponsorship, but continued provision must be...

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