We are thrilled that NYF UK has so far raised £225,593.98 to help the relief efforts in Nepal.
We are pleased that we are starting to see the effects of this, and other money raised, in action.
In coordination with the Central and District Child Welfare Board, NYF has started setting up transit homes and Day Care Centers in the worst affected districts for orphaned and unaccompanied children, and those needing special care, including pregnant women, new mothers and babies.
NYF teams had set out to Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Ramechap and Gorkha to assess and set up immediate interventions. We are now setting up several Day Care Centers for earthquake affected children in the worst hit areas in Kathmandu Valley. Eight centers are already in full swing benefiting over 600 children between the age of 2 to 12 years. We are working on running a further 20 centers most immediately and certainly more will follow.
Children are provided with education, recreation, nutrition and psychological counseling at these centers. With more than 80% of schools damaged by the earthquake in the worst hit areas, it is uncertain how long it will take for over 1 million children to be able to go back to school.
This program is lead by our ECD Manager Sachita Suwal who is running the centers with help from dozens of volunteers. We would like to thank our entire team for their tremendous work and we would also like to thank our generous donors who have made this possible.
We also want to share some wonderful news of the arrival of a baby at one of our recovery centres!
We are delighted that Puja gave birth to a boy at 8am on 21st May. Everyone at the shelter has named the child POSAN, meaning nutrition in Nepali – as he was born at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Home!
Puja Tamang, 18, has been staying at the shelter with her husband for the last few weeks, receiving constant attention and care from our nursing team. The couple comes from a village in Sindupalchowk, which has been entirely destroyed by the earthquake.