Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities - Pokhara


- Disabled Newlife Centre (DNC)
- Children's Future Organization
- Shanti Sewa Griha
- Mother Teresa's Clinic
- Working with Street Children

- Namaste Children's House
- Children Welfare Association


Namaste Children's House Kaski, Pokhara

Currently over 50 children have been given a home and family at this orphanage, which is located in the lakeside town of Pokhara, 200kms west of the Nepali capital, Kathmandu. They have also started a scholarship program which academically supports needy and poor children that were found to be living in an environment that does not require residency in the home but need financial help. Their goal at the orphanage is to create a family environment where children can feel secure and loved.

How you can help
• Become an Individual Child Sponsor
• Become a Volunteer.
• Donate to our general fund.
• Organize any fund raising events in our name.
• Support our community scholarship program.
• Provide general organizational support.
• Help us create a global family by spreading word of our organization

In July 2003, Namaste Children was registered in Kaski, Nepal and affiliated in Social Welfare Council-Kathmandu to provide homes for poor, needy and orphan children of Nepal. At this time they now have more than 53 children living with them and another 32 children are supported by the scholarship program.

Mr. Visma Raj Paudel, who is the Chairperson of the Namaste Children’s House, had a dream to provide a safe, loving place for as many needy children as possible. Once the doors of Namaste Children‘s House opened, this dream was realized and already so many children have had their lives changed in such a positive way.

Here I would just like to tell you a little about just a few of the children so that you can see exactly what life these children were used to before they found a new life with Namaste Children’s House.

Children Name Before Namaste! Life at Namaste
Ajbira Saeyad was forced to stay in jail with her father and mother who committed the act of selling a girl to India. There was nobody willing to take care of her.
Krishna Thami lost all his family members and property in a landslide except his mother who was extremely badly injured. Krishna is from a small ethnic group situated in a very remote area of Nepal.
Lalita Shah, first child of the orphanage, rescued from jail. She was living with her father and step-mother who both had killed Lalita’s own mother.
Melina Poudel was born prematurely and shortly after her birth her mother died of cancer. Her grandparents who were very poor took care of her. Her father hanged himself.
Sumitra & Moti BK’s father left to go to India leaving them alone with their mother who is mentally ill. She couldn’t support her children in any way since it was impossible for her to work with this sickness. Nobody was able to take care of the two sisters. Since the last three months the mother is missing!

Contact information:
E-mail : namastechildrenhouse@yahoo.com ; info@orphanagenepal.org
Website: www.orphanagenepal.org


Children Welfare Association

This organisation is situated near Lakeside in Pokhara. It caters for poor and orphaned children. The home was established in March 2001. They look after approximately thirty children in a loving and caring environment.

Their voluntary needs are associated with:

• The care of the children: in the areas of teaching, games and social outings.
• Full or partial sponsorship of a child: covering their education, accommodation and food.
• Donation to the general fund: – used to provide food, housing, clothing, medical and dental services for the children.
• Contribution to the job-skill training fund- used to develop training programs for the children.

Contact: Thak Bhadur, Chairman – thakbahadur@fewamail.com.np or thakbahadur@hotmail.com