Girl or Boy: Every Child Must be Protected

Activities

Provision of Food and Shelter
The Center provides food and shelter for the girls and the girls prepare their food and snacks themselves and do all the cleanings. All children live in a hygienic environment as a family.

Regular Health Checkup
All the children are sent to hospital for a thorough check-up before they are admitted in the Center so that the organisation can make the necessary plans to deal and support them. All the wounds and diseases are taken care of before admission. Children visit the doctors frequently with the guardianship of the caretakers. First Aid facility is provided within the Center for minor sickness.

Vocational Trainings
Various training opportunities are provided for children who can not continue their formal schooling. There are two instructors for tailoring training and three teachers in the school to help the girls. The vocational counseling is provided before they make the final decision to take any training.

Formal and informal education
Children get two years informal education within the Center which is equivalent to grade five of the formal education system. Children are allowed to make selection between formal education and vocational training after they complete the two years course. Children are also encouraged to participate in extra curricular activities. Seven boys have already passed grade five and studying in a governmental school in Kathmandu and five more are going to appear in grade five examinations this year.

Family Reunion/HELP
The Center, with the children’s wish, tries its best to re-unite them with their family. Almost half of the children have found their family through CWCN. If the children want to go back to their family and continue study and work, we provide them a small loan program called HELP (Help Entrepreneur Loan Program). Through this they can start a living for themselves by working.

Counseling
There are usually 30 per cent drop outs of street children as most of the children have had problematic past before being rehabilitated. Also the children grow fond of carefree life on streets and get used to the liberty and freedom on the streets with no one to guide them. They face psychological as well as psychosocial problems which desolate them from the outer world. The professional counselor provides counseling to the children to minimize the level of trauma, improve their habits, build self-esteem, confidence building, self motivation etc. For the past six months, there has been no drop out and the children are learning to live a decent life with hopes for tomorrow and goals to attain.

Celebrations
Children celebrate festivals in the Center together with care takers, teachers and other staff members as in a family. They also get information about the particular festivals, its importance and way of celebration. This helps them learn more about cultural norms and values within the society.

Games, audiovisual and frequent excursion
Children take part in many indoor and outdoor games such as chess, football, volleyball, self-defence training etc. Currently the girls are participating in Judo training. Tour, picnic, swimming and various types of educational and entertaining activities are organized to freshen their minds. During Saturdays, they are allowed to visit their friends, which also enhance them to socialise with people and lead a normal life.

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