In some ethnic groups in Nepal, couples drift together and apart with seeming ease. However, when parents enter into a new relationship, children from previous marriages are often left behind, left to fend for themselves. The Ulleri Children’s Home aims to be a safe and caring place for these abandoned children.
Home for Abandoned Children (Ulleri) – The Short:
- A home and schooling for Abandoned Children and/or Children at Risk.
- Located in Ulleri, a village in the mountains North of Pokhara, Nepal.
- Presently 23 children enrolled (2018).
- 4 loving, competent caregivers.
- Incorporated under the Social Welfare Act with the Government of Nepal.
- Annual budget (2018): CAD 32,000.
- Project partner and supervision: HL-Switzerland.
Watch our film, Home.
Home for Abandoned Children (Ulleri) – The Long:
You will find such abandoned children in every village of Nepal. They form the backbone of the domestic labour force at the village-level. For sheer survival, these kids work unbelievable hours in the fields and houses of wealthier village and town folks – simply in exchange for a place to sleep and (oftentimes insufficient) food to eat – without the benefit of schooling, sufficient protection or nurture.
Himalayan Life is standing in the gap for the abandoned children of the vicinity of Ulleri, West-Nepal, by way of providing a home and schooling in the village. Presently 23 children have found a new home and family at the ULLERI CHILDREN’s HOME. They are cared for and loved by our dedicated staff of four, supported further by a local supervising committee.