- We helped 2,033 street, working and at-risk children
- Child labour in Pokhara reduced by 73%
- We provided health education to 1,224 young people
- 2,171 children were supported into education
- 483 out-of-school children received tailored non-formal education
- We provided protective shelter for 160 girl victims of sexual abuse
- 269 children were removed from the streets, labour or exploitative situations
Kidasha is a children’s charity that passionately believes that every child – irrespective of background, ethnicity or religion – should be safe from neglect, abuse or exploitation, and be given the best possible opportunities to fulfil their dreams.
For over 20 years, we have been working with local partners to improve the lives of some of the most marginalised and vulnerable children in Nepal, one of the poorest and most overlooked countries in the world. We particularly support street children, child labourers and working children, victims of abuse, exploitation and modern-day slavery, and ‘out of school’ children living in urban slums.
Our support includes providing safe temporary shelter, access to learning, training and employment opportunities, life skills development, and group and individual guidance and counselling. We also undertake extensive outreach work to strengthen families, prevent family breakdown and change attitudes to child neglect and abuse. Through this outreach, we’re increasing the skills and commitment of families, communities and local authorities to nurture and educate children, thereby enabling even the poorest children to have brighter futures and a real chance to move out of poverty.