The Thapathali slum colony of Kathmandu, Nepal is composed of about 100 families who live in make-shift homes built with nothing more than tree branches, tattered tarps, and vinyl ad banners found in the trash dump beside them. There is no electricity and only a few latrines serve the entire settlement.
However, in the midst of these scenes of squalor, our program, “The Children’s Hope Center” is providing the nutritional support these kids need to stay focused as they enter the education opportunities we’re opening for them.
A child of the colony named Rohit is a recent recipient of a scholarship. His father’s leg was broken by a hit-and-run motorcycle accident, and there was no one to earn money for his family while his father rested and healed. His family could not afford school fees, much less supplies. With your support and profits from the farmland, Rohit is now thriving in the experience of a quality education opportunity.
This program was put on hold for the 2017-18 school year due to a lack of sponsors. We hope to resume the program for the 2018-19 school year.