Nepal with 1.2 million children aged 5-16
remaining out of school, 45% of the population
living under the international poverty line, 1.6 million children
involving in economic activities (child labor) and 1 child out of every 5 children
suffering of child sexual abuse strongly stress on the need of the immediate and comprehensive efforts to address multi social hurdles in preserving childhood in line with Convention on Child Rights
. Such a dismal condition of children in Nepal propelled Access to launch a multi facet program entitled RESTORING CHILDHOOD
“Creating Conducive Environment for Child Rights
” project aims at closely working with all the stakeholders such as a local government agency, school and community people in the community to promote and protect child rights through means of advocacy, awareness, capacity building and services. The project aims at bringing about a sustainable change in people’s mindset on child rights issues focusing particularly on child laborer’s issues, thereby seeking their initiatives to end all kinds of child abuse prevalent in the society.
Food for Education
"Food for Education" project is aimed at providing school meal (school tiffin) to primary level students of government schools serving the most neglected and underprivileged children of backward community. With 16.8% school age children
still being out of school, and most of primary level students being compelled to spend 5 hours at school without having a single grain due to their poverty are the grave matter of concern and also barriers to achieve "Education for ALL
" in Nepal by 2015 as Millennium Development Goals
. [Read More]
Child Domestic Labor
“On a freezing winter morning, Kisan wakes up at 4 AM to fetch water. The day of this 13 years timid boy fully occupies with cleaning floors, escorting employer’s children to the bus stand for school, scrubbing mountains of utensils, washing piles of clothes and massaging the boss. His hand wears full of cracks and roughness as a result of excessive work. After a full day work without a single break, Kisan goes for sleep at 10 PM at a room built under the staircase…”
Concerned about the future of child domestic workers like Kisan and other neglected child laborers, Access is launching “RESTORING CHILDHOOD”
program since 2010. [Read More]
Sponsor a Child
Child sponsorship is a way of raising a long term support for the children who are at risk of or suffering from child slavery, sexual abuse and violence serving their educational needs and parent's capacity building on parental care. The children in need if not assisted, then the probability of the children being exposed to slavery, abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation remain alarmingly high. Your sponsoring helps enhance the parental skill of the parents; the community to be a child friendly; a child to equip with protection skills; to see school; develop his mind and eventually become a confident and self-reliant human being.
Access home also known as the transitional home is a short term safe shelter facility to the children suffered from child labor exploitation, sexual abuse and violence with an objective of reintegrating these children back to their family and community. For this, the home will render the services of an immediate rescue, medical support, psychosocial counseling, legal aid and school education support.
The transitional home works in the collaboration with likeminded organizations and government agencies like police, district child welfare board, and central child welfare board.