Namaste - supporting Child Rescue Nepal for almost 20 years.
About Child Rescue Nepal
Child Rescue Nepal frees children from slavery. In Nepal it is estimated that there are almost 100,000 children working in hazardous situations. These children are extremely vulnerable and suffer frequent physical, emotional and often sexual abuse.
In order to combat this, Child Rescue Nepal focuses on rescuing children from slavery as well as working hard to prevent the children of Nepal entering into slavery in the first place. The charity works with local police to raid factories, restaurants and hotels where children are being held captive. They take children to their safe house where they receive medical attention and counselling. Child Rescue Nepal provides food, clothing, education and a safe home until the children can be safely reunited with their families.
The charity believes that investing in ways to keep children in education is a crucial way of preventing children entering the slave trade. By providing bursaries, midday meals, taps and classrooms they ensure that schools are safe spaces where children want to be. In total, the charity have rescued 700 children and ensured that thousands more children have been kept in education. However their work is far from over. Their aim is to end child slavery in Nepal and they won’t stop until every child is free.
Namaste has been supporting and working closely with Child Rescue Nepal for nearly 20 years. We regularly donate and raise money for the charity and in addition each time we pay our suppliers in Nepal, we donate 2% of the invoice total to Child Rescue Nepal.
We are currently sponsoring two children who were rescued by Child Rescue Nepal and are being looked after in a care home in Nepal that is run by the charity.
We're pleased to let you know we've set up a new Just Giving Page for our next fund raising adventure with Child Rescue Nepal! We enjoyed tremendous support for the school meals project and thank you in anticipation of the same, please!
Under the Bursary Programme, the poorest children are provided with one-year bursaries for essentials like uniforms, bags, exercise books, pens and pencils. This is crucial in preventing poor children from dropping out of school because they can’t dress the same as other pupils, or have nothing to write with.
Please get behind us on this new commitment. We’ve enjoyed tremendous support in the past with our school meals project and we thank you in anticipation of the same. Keep an eye on Social Media for updates!
Namaste Bursary Programme 2019
Whilst rescuing children from slavery is an important part of our work, preventing children from being trafficked in the first place is far better, and far more cost effective. With the support of Namaste UK, we can keep children ‘safe in school’ and out of the hands of traffickers, through providing educational bursaries that enable the poorest children to attend school.
Poor families are unable to buy necessities such as uniforms, shoes and stationery, putting them at risk of dropping out of school due to the shame of being dressed differently to other children or having nothing to write with. We provide the poorest children with one-year bursaries for essentials such as uniforms, bags, exercise books, paper and pencils.
Every child in school is a child safe from traffickers
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We are so grateful for your continued support that enables us to help keep children safe in Nepal.
Child Rescue Nepal, St Clement’s, 1 St Clement’s Court, London EC4N 7HB T: 020 7183 0353 -
Read Asmita’s story and how the bursary has helped her.
Asmita – opening the door to education through bursary support “I feel safe at school.”
I am Asmita and I am studying in grade eight. I love singing and dancing. My parents do not earn enough to support all nine people in my family. My older brothers and sisters left school at a young age as there was not enough money for them to continue their education.
My parents tried to marry me off at an early age so that they wouldn’t have to bear the burden of educating me.
However, one of my neighbours who is also a school teacher stepped in and saved me from being a victim of early child marriage. But I did not have the opportunity to go to school until I came in contact with EBMF (Child Rescue Nepal’s partner in Nepal).
They have supported me to stay in school by providing me with an educational bursary since I was in grade six. I have convinced my parents that I want to continue my studies, but they still bring marriage proposals in one form or another. Additionally, I have to face challenges from my society as people bully me and irritate me for not getting married at an early age. However, overcoming all these challenges I am moving ahead and EBMF is playing a vital role. Furthermore, I feel safe at school because it is the place where I can freely share my feelings and emotions with my friends and teacher. I get motivated by reading books and hearing inspirational stories from my teacher and at the same time I have the opportunity to learn new things. I want to become a teacher and teach small children in my village and I hope EBMF will continue to support me to achieve my goal.”
Her principal told us that, “Asmita always comes first or second in her class. EBMF’s bursary support has been a significant factor in enabling Asmita to continue her studies".
Girls who attend school are likely to achieve a higher income than those with less schooling. An additional year of primary education boost a girl’s future wages between 10 and 20%, while an additional year of secondary school adds to her income by 15 to 25%. – The Girl Effect 2016
Providing an educational bursary for a child like Asmita to attend secondary school costs just £24 a year.
This year Namaste are aiming to support 150 children to attend and stay in school where they will receive a good education and stay safe from the tricks and tactics of traffickers.
Our target for the year is £3,600 but if we exceed it, we can send even more children to school.