Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with an estimated 30% of Nepalis living below the poverty line – some 82% of its people live on less than US$2 per day. Sadly this means that many children miss out on receiving a full education and remain stuck in the cycle of poverty, with little or no opportunities for jobs or career development.
Realising the various problems faced by children in Nepal, Aanandit Charity Centre (ACC) was established in 2008 to support the least advantaged, conflict-affected and lower caste children for their better education. Praise God that so far, ACC has benefited many children. Currently, over 100 are being supported under our scholarship programme (in addition to those children living in our Children’s Home). In addition, we have also started supporting three teenage girls and one teenage boy for their college education. We are happy to share that, from this year, we have been able to support four disabled children too.
ACC staff regularly supervise these children, making sure that they go to school and the resources are being properly used by their parents. Through our visits to schools, parents and the children themselves, we have seen their good progress and the joy this brings to their families. These children are from Jiri, Vhardev, Imadol, Dhading, Kafaldada, Sindhupalchok and Bhajrabharai areas.