Nearly 2 million children were affected by the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, which has left 320,000 children homeless. Each year hundreds of children in rural villages of Nepal are discarded by their own families, either because their parents abandoned them out of domestic conflict, suicide or the family is economically not sound. 34% of Nepalese children are involved in some type of child labor ranging from agricultural work to commercial sexual exploitation. This is a serious problem, which has shown its ugly side, as we see an alarming rise in street children, begging for food and survival in the busy streets of Kathmandu or end up being trafficked to work as sex workers across the borders into Indian brothels.
Seeing the injustice, the plight of these helpless children, we at Mission Himalaya, have teamed up, to start this dream project. A safe haven for orphaned children, who have been neglected and discarded by the society. To provide a loving home, where we help nurture these children into becoming loving adults who will in return be useful citizens.Even though we are a small not-for-profit organization, we have taken a pledge to help the rural communities of Nepal. Our mission is to reach out to as many rural areas as possible, identify the locals’ needs, and help with basic Healthcare, Education and Livelihood sustenance.
What do we do?
We save children mostly from impoverished and economically challenged backgrounds from being neglected, and provide them with the best education possible, under a warm and nurturing, homely environment. Almost all of our kids are orphans, who have each suffered a heartbreaking past, with no one to take care of them. We at Mission Himalaya, have taken an initiative to help give these desolate children, proper care and education.
We are Nepal’s first-of-its-kind self sustaining, and Eco-friendly orphanage home for children without parents and underprivileged children, where we are providing proper care, nutrition, education, accommodation and healthcare services to them where they grown by learning moral values and social responsibilities. We have 16 boys and 16 girls currently in our Eco Home between the age of 10~11 yrs to 17 years.
They study in a private boarding school “Baylor International Academy” situated at Banepa Municipality. The distance from the home to school is about 45 minutes by school bus. We have children studying from class 1 to class 10. To-date six of our children have passed out from Eco Home completing their school level studies and pursuing higher education in colleges. We have an experienced and trusted matron, a teacher cum in-charge of the Eco Home, a good cook, two caring assistant caregivers and one reliable security guard cum gardener and caretaker of the farms working at the Eco Home and Farm. Our Employees are dedicated to take very special care of the children professionally and lovingly and they are very well experienced in their duties.
We are focusing in our children’s physical and mental development by encouraging them to participate in sports and other activities. We have a play area including a jungle gym for the juniors. A basketball court and table tennis area for the seniors to give them better exposure in sports. They enjoy playing basketball, football, badminton and table tennis. We have dance and music classes at the home. Besides, we keeps organizing different extra curricular activities within in the home and they are also involve in different sports and other activities at the school. We have a small computer lab and library at the home.
There is a ‘Happy Shepherd’s Cottage’ volunteer house near to Eco Home to accommodate our volunteers, guests and donors who want to spend their time at the Orphanage with the children.
Eco Home currently owns approximately 52,000 square feet of land including the building and structures. We grow organic green vegetables which are consumed by the children and caretakers of the Eco Home and Farm.
We wish to see our children grow up with good educational background including learning social values and moral lessons. We treat all our children equally. There is no discrimination among the children. They love each other, enjoy playing together and spend beautiful moments together creating beautiful memories dreaming for the future. We always wish to see them smiling and happy!
Children need the love of a home, a family, and that is how we want to bring up all of our orphans, with Nurture and care.
We also teach our children, to spread the love, we teach them on how to help each other on simple day to day stuffs like- with homework, Cleanliness, discipline, creative thinking, artwork, entertainment
Our loving caretakers, grow Organic food right at our backyard and all extra produce and sold in veggie market, and the profit used in the welfare of the kids!
The Eco home is situated in a beautiful lush-green farming valley of Sankhu situated some 35 kilometres east of Kathmandu City and 3 kilometres further east beyond the beautiful ancient medieval town of Panauti. The reasons we have chosen this location is because of the unhealthy and over-populated environment of Kathmandu. We wanted our kids to grow up in a green and clean-carbon dioxide emission free surrounding. The Eco home sits in a greener and a more serene location, where fresh water supply is plenty (which is very difficult to be found within Kathmandu).
We are an ever expanding family and are constantly in need of help from generous donors to help Educate and feed our children.
Donate and Help Bring a Smile on a child’s face!
Help By funding any of our Future Plans:
– Rain water harvesting system- to help save water $150
– Bio gas plant – to help reduce the cost of cooking gas, running expenses and also to help the community $1000
– Help buy our farm, Chickens $200, Goats-$700 OR help build sheds to help sustain the farm home $2000
– Help Sponsor our kid’s Education annually $1000
– Help pay for cooking gas, food ration $200 for a month
Come Volunteer at our Eco Home and be a part of the Family
Help Nurture, Grow and Giveback!