We are supporting a growing number of orphaned children in the Gorkha District and our sponsorship program covers all living and study expenses. It also supports infrastructure projects to create a better quality living and studying environment for the children.
- Location : Chhahare, Gorkha District
- Institution : Shree Bal Mandir Secondary School and Orphanage
- Fund : Child Sponsorship
- Category : Sponsorships,
We initiated the Child Sponsorship Program as a result of a request made to us during our 2015 Nepal Earthquake Assistance Program. We were introduced to an orphanage in the Gorkha District that was seriously damaged and were making preparations to accommodate children who lost one or more of their parents or guardians as a result of the disaster.
Our Gorkha Earthquake Assistance Program Coordinator, Sital Maskey, is a well-respected businessman in the Gorkha District. It was through Sital’s efforts and extensive network that we were able to achieve a quick and successful completion of our Assistance Program in Gorkha. We initially planned to help three schools in Gorkha, but Sital refused a wage which we offered him and requested that it be donated to an orphanage. So we helped with a once-off donation thanks to his generosity.
At that time, the orphanage was seriously damaged, having lost an entire floor that housed the orphans and so children were forced to sleep in tents. In September 2015, our CEO made a return visit to the orphanage to follow-up on progress made with the rebuilding program and to assess the conditions faced by the orphans. As a result of the increase in orphaned children and the lack of accommodation, the children were being forced to live in poor conditions.
Following discussions with orphanage management, the first Child Sponsorship was provided personally by Logged On’s CEO with a commitment for the Foundation to find additional sponsors for the children with the possibility of having all the orphans covered under the Program.
The aim of the Program is to work with the orphans and the orphanage to create lasting and meaningful changes by supporting the children through years of schooling and helping to create a healthy and happy community. Funds are used to take care of all living and educational expenses from food, hiring caretakers, clothes and educational material – essentially everything they require to live and study. Some of the funds will be used to help improve infrastructure.
Child sponsorship is a rewarding and effective way for donors to help create positive futures for the children and we keep donors in contact with their sponsored child and provide progress reports.
Not only is the program linking sponsors more closely to the orphan community their donations are helping, the orphans also understand and appreciate that there are families in other countries that are genuinely concerned with their welfare.
Information about the process of becoming a child sponsor is available at the Child Sponsorship Program page.