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Namaste Children's House

  1. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 1
  2. A little girl living in prison... LalitaLalita lived in jail for six months with her step- mother and father. 2
  3. An innocent child behind bars... Lalita A child should be playing games and attending school...not living in prison! 3
  4. Locked up! Lalita Lalita was only 6 years old at the time. 4
  5. Going to Namaste Children House, Pokhara... Lalita Yam (staff member) holding Lalita on the way to the orphanage. 5
  6. The first laughter…. Lalita Yam taking Lalita by bus to her new home at Namaste Children‘s House. 6
  7. After only 5 weeks! Lalita Lalita quickly became friends with the other children in the orphanage. 7
  8. After two years... Lalita Lalita enjoys celebrating many special festivals in Nepal including HOLI. 8
  9. Lalita is the princess of the orphanage! Lalita Lalita was the first girl to come to Namaste Children‘s House. 9
  10. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 10
  11. Aeita‘s mother was raped... Aieta Aeita is the son of a mentally ill woman who became pregnant when she was raped. 11
  12. He was neglected by his family... Aieta Villagers found the man who raped Aieta‘s mother and forced him to care for the child. The man’s wife and other children mistreated and neglected Aeita. 12
  13. The "lady" of the house was glad to get rid of Aieta… Aieta Our staff member is on a field supervision to check on the boy‘s living situation and to settle legal documents that would allow Aieta to live at the orphanage. 13
  14. After four months ! Aieta Aeita was the baby boy of Namaste Children‘s House. 14
  15. Aeita has a great smile and loves to dance! Aieta Aeita is at Namaste Children‘s House with flowers to present to a visitor. 15
  16. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 16
  17. A neighbour was caring for an orphaned child… Monica Monica’s mother died of cancer when the she was just 3 months old and her father had been killed. Monica was the 18th child of the mother . 9 out of 18 of the children had died due to disease and malnutrition. 17
  18. Monica arrived at the orphanage with her sister, Sushila... Monica Monica is loved and cared for by her house sisters and by the devoted staff members. 18
  19. When Monic arrived she had many health issues! Monica Monica is sitting with her new house sisters. 19
  20. After four months! Monica Monica is much healthier after coming to Namaste Children‘s House. 20
  21. Monica is now developing magnificently… Monica Monica is drinking from her milk bottle all by herself at Namaste Children‘s House. 21
  22. After one year! Monica often plays in the kitchen of the Namaste Children House with the house mommies and didis. She is walking and is now learning to say a few words! 22
  23. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 23
  24. Krishna’s parents died in a landslide… Krishna Before coming to live at Namaste Children’s House Krishna was living with some people from his village. 24
  25. Krishna could not speak Nepali language, he could only speak in his ethnic group language… KrishnaKrishna lived in an eastern part ofNepal and is from a special ethnic group. Here, he and Yam are on their way to the orphanage. 25
  26. Krishna was amazed to see many things at NCH. He did not know what shoes were used for! Krishna Krishna is playing at Namaste Children‘s House withone of his new friends. 26
  27. Today he is successful in school! KrishnaKrishna is quiet andthoughtful boy. He is quite happy in his new home though memories of his family often upset him. 27
  28. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 28
  29. Ajbira lived in prison with her parents... Ajbira Ajbira‘sparents were arrested for selling little girls fromNepal to India for the sex trade. 29
  30. Often people living in poverty get involved with the sex trade to make money for their family… Ajbira Yam (staff member) met Ajbira at the jail down in Tari in Kapilbastu district to bring her to Namaste Children‘s House. 30
  31. Ajbira is on her way to her new life at th orphanage... Ajbira Ajbira slept comfortably on Yam’s lap during the bus ride to Pokhara. 31
  32. Ajbira is currently the only Muslim child at NCH... Ajbira Ajbira is very close with the other girls her age that live at the orphanage. 32
  33. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 33
  34. Lok Maya’s first day at Namaste Children’s House… Lok Maya After Lok Maya’s father died, her mother remarried and abandoned her in the village. 34
  35. Lok Maya made friends quickly at her new home… Lok Maya Lok Maya was born without her right hand. 35
  36. Preparing for school… Lok Maya Even without her right hand she can manage things on her own quite well. 36
  37. Lok Maya is kind and helps younger children at NCH... Lok Maya Lok Maya has said that she would one day like to establish a hospital to help handicaped people. 37
  38. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 38
  39. Parabati never attended school until the age of 11... Parabati Parabati‘s father drowned in the river and hermother remarried.She lived with herstepfather and his children who mistreated and neglected her. 39
  40. A child who was neglected... Parabati Parabati had to care for the animals and cook the meals for rest of her family members. 40
  41. Parabati is finally able to attend school... Parabati Parabati works hard doing herassignments for school in the NamasteChildren‘s House library. 41
  42. The first time Parabati played with dolls... Parabati Parabati was excited to explore new things at Namaste Children‘s House when she arrived. 42
  43. Parabati enjoys playing on the swings Parabati Parabati now has a chance for a brightfuture since coming to Namaste Children‘s House. 43
  44. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 44
  45. Melina‘s grandparents were too poor to send her to school.. Melina Melina‘s father hung himself and her mother died. 45
  46. A victim of Poverty... Melina Melina was living with her poor, elderlygrandparents intheir old house. 46
  47. After 6 months! Melina Melina is now living happily at Namaste Children‘s House. What a change! 47
  48. Melina likes to read... Melina Melina now attends school with the other children at the orphanage and is doing well in her studies. 48
  49. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 49
  50. Visma found Sajan on the streets at midnight one night... Sajan Sajan had been living in streets for year and a half. 50
  51. After 8 months! Sajan Sajan oftenspends time with Visma when he is working in his office. 51
  52. Sajan is clever and likes to ride bicycles... Sajan Though he acts tough, Sajan is big hearted and kind. He knows that it is important to support other small children so they don‘t end up living in the streets. 52
  53. Sajan is always a clown... Sajan Sajan greets visitors to Namaste Children‘s House with a big smile. 53
  54. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 54
  55. Moiti and Sumitra were forced to beg in the streets... Moiti and Sumitra Moiti and Sumitra were living with their mentally ill mother in the streets. They had to beg for their living. 55
  56. Moiti had lice and worms in her body... Moiti Moiti is not the only little girl who has had to spend her nights in the streets. There are many children like her who live this way in Nepal. 56
  57. Moiti is a very smart and clever girl... Moiti After one year. Moiti is trying to play the guitar. 57
  58. Moiti does very well in school and works hard! Moiti Moiti‘s life is completely changed because of the efforts and concern of many kind and generous people like you. 58
  59. Moiti loves to have her photo taken... Moiti Moiti poses for the camera wearing sunglasses that belong to a volunteer. She loves attention! 59
  60. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 60
  61. Buddesh‘s arrival at Namaste Children‘s House... BuddeshBuddesh could not movehis left arm properly due a burn he had suffered when he was a smallchild. He was neglected in his home and so he lived mostly in thestreets before coming to Namaste Children‘s House. 61
  62. Buddesh was often beaten by the older street boys... Buddesh Buddesh was burned when he fell into the kitchen fire while his mom was preparing rice. 62
  63. Buddesh‘s operation would improve movement in his left arm... BuddeshAfter coming to Namaste Children‘sHouse Buddeshwas able to getan operation to help his burn. 63
  64. Revealing the burn after Buddesh‘s first operation... BuddeshBuddesh had to have skintransplanted. 64
  65. After the operation... Buddesh After a long stay in the hospital Buddesh was happy to come return to Namaste Children‘s House. 65
  66. Buddesh now has a more comfortable! Buddesh Buddesh enjoys working with the computers in the library. He would like to help other street children one day when he grows up 66
  67. Children‘s Development in Namaste Children‘s House 67
  68. Sunil was living in the streets... Sunil A Swiss couple found Sunil living in the streets and brought him to Namaste Children’s House. 68
  69. Sunil‘s operation separated some of his fingers. Sunil Sunil‘s hand had suffered a terrible burn when he was a baby. No one took him for proper treatment so all his fingers had been covered over by skin until receiving an operation after coming to NCH. 69
  70. Sunil can use his left hand for many things now... Sunil Sunil is a very good singer and dancer and will often perform in front of a crowd at Namaste Children‘s House. 70
  71. Sunil washes his sandals... Sunil Sunil‘s life has dramatically improved since arriving at Namaste Children‘s House. 71
  72. There are 65 children currently living at Namaste Children‘s House. Another 65 are supported under the education scholarship program. All the children are from very poor and unfortunate backgrounds. With more support and funding Namaste Children‘s House could help more needy children from Nepal! 72
  73. All of us at Namaste Children‘s House appreciate your concern and support! Your contribution can change the lives of so many! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! 73