We've been working in partnership with local communities in Nepal since 1978 to create a better life for the country's most vulnerable children.
CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN IN NELAP
Nepal is among the poorest countries in the world.
Its people have also had to endure a decade of violent political instability and natural disasters. By sponsoring a child in Nepal you are directly helping, as the country faces enormous challenges in caring for its children.
Child marriage is widely accepted – 41% of girls are married by 18.
More than six in ten people do not have adequate sanitation facilities.
At least a third of children aged 5-14 are forced to work.
How we're helping
While more than nine out of ten children in Nepal go to primary school, they don't always get a good quality education. We're inspiring the next generation by helping to build more classrooms, providing furniture, books and equipment, and training hundreds of teachers.
Going to preschool gives children a head start, but in Nepal there are simply too few preschools, so we're building preschools so that thousands more children have a safe place to play, make friends and learn.
We're also making sure more marginalised children – such as girls, children with disabilities and children from the poorest communities – get a chance to go to school.