How you can support the children: see below
Background story: see below
KOPILA STAR: the boys home for former street children
At time being there are 12 boys living there. They are given full time care, education and a chance of a better future.
This hostel has not got a long term support yet.
Earlier we have supported with food supply, new school uniform shoes/socks, backpacks, a big dining table (table tennis after dinner), medicine, mattresses, blankets, pillows, flip flops, footballs, badminton and cricket.
The joy and smiles in each and one of the children Is such a wonderful experience. I’m so happy to be able to support this fantastic project.
If you want to support them:
I package with winter clothes (1 jacket, 1 pair of pants, 1 pair of shoes, 1 sweater) costing 440 NOK per child.
One month of food supply for one child costing 330NOK
Vipps til 90683685
Kontonummer: 9856 05 16967 (Admin: Vibeke Andrea)
There are more than 10,000 street children in Nepal. They survive on child labor and begging. They all got dark destinies, some has run away from home because of abuse, and some are sent to the capital to earn money for their poor families who lives in rural areas. These children are often as young as 3-4 years of age. They are often seen at tourists spots, sitting on a street corner begging for money. Life on the streets is hard for these poor souls. They face a brutal reality filled with drugs and prostitution. I often see them with a bag of glue stick to their face...
For about 4 years ago, Monika Cevis, from Croatia started a project called CHILD Street-to-School (CSTS). This was the start of the "drop-in" center in Kathmandu, where the children have a free place to come and go as they wish. Here they can eat, sleep and be taken care of by adults. This developed into two new hostels where the children are sent to after being stabilized: Kopila Filosophika (the girls home) and Kopila Star (the boys home) At the hostels they are given the possibility to start school and live in a safe and caring environment.
Koplia Filosophika are lucky to have donors to support them with everything they need to keep going.
Photo credit Sudip Shrestha