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Nepal Orphans Home, Inc.

Nepal Orphans Home, Inc.
CROWDRISE : Dec 21, 2010
Tax ID: 20-3545915
BASED: Davidson, NC, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.nepalorphanshome.org

Nepal Orphans Home, Inc.

Child Welfare

Nepal Orphans Home attends to the welfare of children in Nepal who are orphaned, abandoned, or not supported by their parents. NOH provides for the children’s basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, as well as schooling and health care, and administers to their emotional needs with love and compassion, allowing them to grow up in a nurturing environment. Our mission is not just to rescue children from abject poverty, but to enable the children to develop and realize their potentials.

      Currently, NOH operates five homes (known locally as Papa’s Houses), one as a transition house for our college girls, in Dhapasi, all within a short walking distance of each other. Over half of the 140 children provided for in Papa’s Houses are rescued Kamlari girls. Volunteer Nepal, our affiliate volunteer program, draws talented, compassionate people of all ages from around the world and identifies placements in communities that will benefit from the volunteers’ time, energy, and skills.

      Nepal Orphans Home is listed on Guidestar, a leading source of information on U.S.  non-profits, earning the GuideStar Exchange Seal, demonstrating its commitment to transparency. The NOH profile includes our recent 990 forms, available as public record.    (http://www.guidestar.org/organizations/20-3545915/nepal-orphans-home.aspx). None of the members of the NOH boards of directors and advisers receives compensation.

      Because the public education system is inadequate, Papa’s House children attend the Skylark School, a local English-medium private school, with several hundred students. The end of the term always finds a number of Papa’s House children at the top of their classes.  For example, at the end of the first term of the 2013-14 school year, Papa’s House children scored first in seven of the twelve grade levels, second in six grade levels, and third in nine grade levels.  Some of our children, however, who had received little if any schooling before coming to Papa’s House, struggle to keep up.  Yet they too persevere, determined to get an education.

      While the children are encouraged and supported to continue their schooling for as long they can, not all will choose or be able to attend university. Consequently, NOH established the Chelsea Education Center (CEC) with a Sustainable Livelihoods Program to provide both vocational and life skills training. In the spring of 2013, the CEC began with after-school vocational training for Papa’s House children aged fifteen and older.  Seventy students attended the classes six days a week in a leased building within walking distance of the five Papa’s Houses. Seven courses [tailoring, cell phone repair, computer hardware and software programming, hair styling, motorcycle repair, and music (voice, keyboard, and guitar)] were taught, in forty-five minute sessions, beginning an hour after dismissal from Skylark School. The instructors were professionals in the field or local college professors. Classes were limited to twelve or fewer students to ensure individual attention. Now in the second year, the Chelsea Education Center has continued with more advanced training in these classes and added German and shoe making to the curriculum.

      Accompanying the growth of Papa’s House has been our affiliate Volunteer Nepal, increasing from a handful of volunteers in 2006 to more than 100 individuals from across the world in each of the last three years. For a description of the program, as well as examples of volunteer placements see www.volunteernepal.net. Volunteer reviews of Volunteer Nepal can be directly accessed on the NOH profile on Guidestar: http://api.greatnonprofits.org/whitelabel/reviews/nepal-orphans-home-inc. The ninth edition of Lonely Planet: Nepal lists Volunteer Nepal (and Nepal Orphans Home). Volunteer Nepal advances the NOH mission by bringing to Nepal individuals with diverse skills and backgrounds who are committed to serving the poor and who seek a heartfelt, profound, and often life-changing experience. The income from volunteer fees significantly contributes to the operation of Papa’s House.

Tax ID: 20-3545915 • www.nepalorphanshome.org

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