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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.



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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.