Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Malnutrition, lack of sanitation and poor hygiene, exposure to infectious diseases, geographical isolation, lack of access to education and cultural beliefs are just some of the issues that inhibit development in the country.
The child sponsorship programme is a necessity in order that the children can have access to the one thing that will give them the tool to break the cycle of poverty – an education.
Despite improving school attendance rates, there are many children still not enrolled even in primary education; the majority of these are girls.
All schooling in Nepal is private, so school fees must be paid. The families must also find the money for school uniforms, books and stationary. This is simply out of reach for most of the families that we work with.
By sponsoring a child in Nepal, you are giving a child the very best start in their life and their future development, an Education.