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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.


Since 1990, 50,000 children and youth have been served by our programs, and 66,000 adults have benefitted 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 16 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.

Direct beneficiaries per year: In fiscal year 2015-16, 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 house slaves) with education, psychological support services, 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 only psychological services 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.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am one of the student who survived and did something good by the unforgettable help of Nepal Youth Foundation. I have been taken care from the grass root level till now and my achievement up to now is all attributed to NYF. I would like to thank from my heart inside and would like to help at any point of my life if I am given a chance.
To the point, NYF is one of the former row social organization working for welfare of needy and helpless citizen in Nepal and should be honored for such a great contribution.

Sahadev Parajuli

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Urmila Chaudhary. I have got the vocational training on Social Mobilizer from Nepal youth Foundation. I am one of the free kamalari girl out of 12000. Now I have been working in community level as a social worker. Nepal youth foundation is GOD for servitude girls and orphan child that has been working in child. Without NYF I could never have been in this position and never deal with communities

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Majita. I was born into a kamaiya family who are bonded labors and therefore, I was also sold as a bonded servant when I was nine years old. My life was very miserable. I was a small girl but I had to do a lot of hard work and also suffer a lot of abuse. Luckily In 2002 Nepal Youth Foundation freed me and gave me education. I was one of the first group of girls rescued. NYF also gave me leadership and advocacy training because of which I was able to lead the anti bonding campaign aggressively and fight for the rights of the rescued girls. NYF also helped us to establish cooperatives from which many freed girls and their families have started income generating businesses. It also helped us to form our own organization to fight for our cause and empowered us to do so. It is because of NYF that the Kamlari system is finally ended in Nepal and more than twelve thousand girls are now free. NYF is truely our loving guardian and I am grateful to NYF for giving a new life to me as well as thousands of girls like me.