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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Health, International, International Relief, Public Health, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) is a U.S. based nonprofit that works to provide Nepal's most impoverished children what should be every child's birthright: freedom, health, shelter and education.

Results:

Since 1990, over 50,000 children and youth have been served by our programs, and over 66,000 adults have benefited from our awareness and education programs regarding health, nutrition and children's rights.


Special highlights include:


The opening of Olgapuri Children’s Village--a permanent home to our 80 J&K House children, a farm to make us virtually self-sufficient in food, and a vocational training center.


Kinship Care—While the children of our shelter programs have nowhere else to turn, keeping children with their family is better when possible. We vastly expanded our Kinship Care program for earthquake-displaced or orphaned children and plan to maintain that support in coming years.


Ending "Kamlari" child slavery - Since the campaign in 2000, NYF has freed over 12,700 girls who had been forced to work as domestic slaves. Additionally, nearly 7,000 freed Kamlari are now participating in 41 business co-ops in Western Nepal and another 4,974 are attending school or college.


Education—Through education, we create opportunity and a brighter future for thousands of disadvantaged children and youth. We do it by giving scholarships (782 children and young people attended school and college in FY16), private coaching to former Kamlari (in FY16, our tutors worked with 655 former child slaves to prepare them for the notoriously difficult School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam), and we do it by starting early. Our Early Childhood Development program grew by 24 centers in 2015-2016 as we expanded to support 43 preschools in schools in five districts in Nepal.


Vocational Education and Career Counseling –In FY16, 373 young people completed vocational and technical skills training. More than 80% of our graduates are now employed, a remarkable achievement considering that nearly half of all Nepalis are unemployed.


Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRH) - Since 1998, we've established 17 NRHs throughout Nepal. In FY16, our nutrition staff screened 7,874 children at 13 medical outreach camps held throughout the country. While the children received medical checkups, 3,500 mothers and caretakers attended classes on health, sanitation and good nutrition. To ensure sustainability, we have already transferred the management of eleven of the NRHs to the government.


Counseling and Psychological counselors from the Ankur Counseling Center helped hundreds of children in our programs who have endured trauma and abuse. We also cared for 60 HIV-AIDS afflicted children and their caretakers at our New Life Center.


We are extremely grateful to our family of supporters who have made all this possible.


Target demographics: children and youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: In fiscal year 2017-18, we served over 10,000 children and youth.

Geographic areas served: Nepal

Programs: Education Support - We offer scholarships to underprivileged and disabled children from grade school to graduate school. Empowering Freed Kamlaris - We provide former Kamlaris (girls who worked as indentured house servants) with education, vocational training, psychological support services, advocacy and leadership skills training, and assistance in developing self-sufficiency. Vocational Education and Career Counseling - We help young people establish careers that can support themselves and their families. Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment - We restore the health of malnourished children while educating their mothers in nutrition and childcare. New Life Center - We provide life-prolonging treatment to impoverished children with HIV/AIDS, while teaching their caretakers about hygiene and nutrition. Ankur Counseling Center - This is the first psychological service clinic in Nepal specifically for children and adolescents. Children's Homes - We provide nurturing home environments for orphans, children with disabilities, and those who were abandoned. Kinship Care - We provide monthly stipends so children can remain with family and attend local schools.

Community Stories

135 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am so excited to have found Nepal Youth Foundation, especially after I learned that their operations and program staff are Nepalese, working in Nepal. NYF is a role model on how support from the global north should be put to good use not only helping the people in their programs but also creating job opportunities for locals. Keep up the good work!

1 Lisa Laurine K.

Donor

Rating: 5

My husband and I toured Olgapuri last year, and we were so moved and inspired by all of the ways in which Olga and her organization help disenfranchised Nepali youth. It’s hard to put into words how courageous and creative and compassionate Olga is. And what makes her special is that she has directed her empathy and intellect in powerfully transformative ways. She has empowered thousands of young Nepali’s to love themselves and live their lives at their fullest potential! If you are inspired I encourage you to support her work, read her book and maybe even visit Olgapuri yourself. You will be forever changed.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NYF is a wonderful non-profit making a tremendous difference for children in Nepal.
I visited some of the programs in 2018 and can attest to the great work happening on the grounds. Thank you, NYF!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nepal Youth Foundation is wonderful! I've heard about NYF from one of my family members and both their staff and their programs make a huge impact.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

NYF is so great! Their programs - spanning freedom, health, shelter, and education - make a great deal of positive change for the children of Nepal.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Olga met with our group of mothers and daughters (young girls 7-12 grade) to share with us her life's passion of providing the children of Nepal, especially the young girls, with the freedoms we take for granted in our country -- to be treated with dignity and respect (physically and emotionally), to be educated and to control our own future. Olga reminded all of us that at any age, at any time in our lives, each one of us can make what is so inhumanely wrong and make it right -- this is what she did when she started NYF.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Phenomenal organization and so impressive what they are accomplishing! We recently heard Olga Murray speak and were so moved by their work and dedication to helping the youth in Nepal.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

I've had the privilege and honor of seeing the fruit of NYF's love and labor first hand in Kathmandu and rural Nepal with Olga, Som, and the NYF staff. I've met the children who are vibrant with intellectual curiosity and glowing from their secure, stable home full of love. NYF's work is effective, sustainable, heartfelt and smart. May they continue to grow and flourish.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It’s amazing what one small organization has accomplished in such a short period of time. This organization is inspiring!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

Olga and the NYF have such an amazing story and their accomplishments are truly moving. My daughter and I were telling everyone we came in contact with after we attended a speaking engagement learning about the organization. Will be sure to learn more of what we can do since it is so fulfilling and meaningful work.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

The Nepal Youth Foundation is an incredible non-profit organization that continually reaches out to thousands of Nepali children while finding ways to aggressively address their ongoing needs such as education, nutrition, shelter, clean water, vocational schooling, healthcare and private business funding. Their work is remarkable and a testament to the fact that just one ripple of kindness can lead to a tidal wave of positive change. Founder, Olga Murray, had a vision and from that an entire segment of our world has changed for the better.

2 Elizabeth Koenig K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a regular volunteer at NYF I get to see how much they are able to get done and how efficiently they do it. Olga Murray's story of founding this non-profit should be an inspiration for all of us to really pay attention and to set bold goals that can make a difference in this needy world.

2 Badri P.

Donor

Rating: 5

My wife and I are very proud to be donors of NYF.

We are both from Nepal and understand the depth of the need, particularly for children in remote villages.

NYF is not just saving and changing lives every day, the organization is helping entire communities become stronger, healthier, and educated.

Thank you for doing great work in one of the poorest countries in the world, NYF!

-Badri Poudel

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Nepal Youth Foundation is doing incredible work to change the lives of vulnerable children and families in Nepal. As a Nepali-American, their mission is especially close to my heart! Thank you for doing what you do and giving children a better chance at living up to their full potential.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful non profit doing much needed work in Nepal - supporting children and communities. The organization is incredible and Olga Murray is one of the most kind, caring, hardworking and inspiring people I have ever met.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent organization with a very dedicated staff. Their impactful programs are making a real difference in the Nepali community. Great work!

2 Michael B.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great team that does hugely important work!

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My wife and I lived and worked in Nepal from 1992 to 2005 and have been closely involved with Nepal since our return to California. During all this time we watched and helped the NYF program where we could, as it evolved from a small, safe home for disabled children to today's robust team. NYF has been exceptionally adept, forthright and successful in tackling core issues.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wonderful non-profit transforming not only the lives of children and families but reshaping Nepali society for the better. Keep up the great work, NYF!

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

I watched NYF begin with vision of Olga Murray and have seen how it has expanded over more than 25 years to help more than 10,000 Nepalese children. The professionalism, integrity, and compassion of the Nepali team have made projects come to fruition where no one else could have helped. While not its core mission, NYF jumped in to help after the catastrophic earthquake and has moved back to more programmatic offerings in the realm of child health, education and nutrition.