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.