Our Sansar means

Our Family, Our World

in Nepali and Hindi

Our Sansar means

Our Family, Our World

in Nepali and Hindi

We focus on street children in the region of Nepal bordering India, because they receive very little help from the government and other NGOs.

We focus on street children in the region of Nepal bordering India, because they receive very little help from the government and other NGOs.

Birgunj Street Children programme

Our home for street children is located in Parwanipur, a small village near the busy border city of Birgunj.

We always have around 20 happy boys living there and enjoying going to a good school, delicious food and a loving homely atmosphere.

Our home for street children is located in Parwanipur, a small village near the busy border city of Birgunj.

We always have around 20 happy boys living there and enjoying going to a good school, delicious food and a loving homely atmosphere.

The boys are getting various extra curricular classes such as computer, guitar, dance and cricket, every week. We grow our own organic vegetables, keep chickens for eggs and provide older boys with work experience placements to make sure the project is sustainable.

    The boys are getting various extra curricular classes such as computer, guitar, dance and cricket, every week. We grow our own organic vegetables, keep chickens for eggs and provide older boys with work experience placements to make sure the project is sustainable.

      In July 2018 we opened a Day Care Centre in Birgunj city, and in July 2019 we moved to a larger building and launched the first ever Child Helpline in the area. On average we help 25 children each day. We work in cooperation with local authorities to assist street children and also child labourers and trafficked children.

      The project is run in a similar way to our Children’s Home and is a transit point for the children who are then either linked back with their families, or when this is not possible, move to our permanent children’s home.

        We are also in the process of opening a day care centre in Birgunj where we will be able to help more street children in the area.

        For more details or to get involved, please contact us.

        Just £4 will pay for a good school for one boy for a month

        Children's Protection and Women Empowerment Programme

         

        Our Sansar and Pipal Tree have jointly set up the programme in Province 2 in southern Nepal to assist street children and girls who have been victims of domestic violence, rape, trafficking.

        We focus on Province 2, the smallest but most populous province in Nepal, with more than 10,000 cases a year of violence against girls and women, the highest number of missing children in Nepal, approximately 400 children living on the streets, and 50% of children out of school.

        The programme has started in February 2021. The Janakpur Children's Protection Centre (two separate shelters for boys and girls) is there to provide the children with shelter, education, training, care, counselling, access to legal support when needed and linking with the families where appropriate.

        Additionally, we are focusing on working with the communities and training girls and women from the most vulnerable (untouchable) groups/castes so that they can live independent lives. The training will be designed on an individual basis but will focus on environmental, veterinary assistant, technology and jewellery making classes. We have partnered with a Kathmandu based social enterprise, Lily's Leaves, set up by clinical psychologists and experienced trainers who bring many years of experience working with girls experiencing trauma as a result of violence, rape and trafficking. We will ensure the girls and women get the best possible legal assistance and will stay with us until it is safe for them to either go back to their community or are self sufficient as a result of the training and linking them with jobs.

        New home for street children

        After the success of our street children project in Birgunj, we decided to develop this project in the whole of Province 2, covering 8 districts in the Terai region of Nepal, where there are about 400 children living on the streets with no access to shelter or education.

        There are no other charities in Province 2 assisting street children.

        We are in the process of opening a transit home in Janakpur, also a border city.

        The children will receive good education, care, extra curricular classes and where possible, they will be linked with their families.

        When the linkage is not possible, they will be referred to our children’s home in Birgunj or other suitable children’s homes.

        Teacher training

        We have partnered with a local NGO, Global Action Nepal, to train teachers in impoverished schools in Nepal using child friendly teaching methods. We began training teachers in 2013 using local trainers and expanded the training to more schools from 2015.

        We have also been supporting a very poor all-girls school in a small village near Birgunj with a provision of a computer teacher since 2015.

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        Earthquake disaster relief

        In the wake of devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015, thousands of people, including children, were left homeless and displaced in Nepal.

        Our Sansar set up a transit home in Dhading to help the country’s most vulnerable young people in one of the worst-affected areas of the country. What we did included:

        • Re-uniting the children with their close or extended families wherever possible.
        • Providing the children with shelter, food and education to keep them from the streets.
        • Rehabilitation of any children affected by the quakes or their home situation.
        • Providing professional counselling (i.e. psychologists, social workers) to the children.
        • Assistance to the families by provision of goats, sewing machines or anything else that they needed to set up sustainable income streams to be able to look after their children.

        Two years after the earthquake, we’ve helped all the affected children return to their families or find permanent homes. We have now closed the transit home and scaled down the project where we provide ad hoc assistance to any children needing emergency assistance.

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