The International Committee has formed close ties with the Childrens Trust Nepal, a small charity that was founded in 2004 to provide a home for orphaned children, giving them a safe, loving childhood and the best education available.
The children walk to two local primary and secondary schools. Subsequently the trust arranges for college or university courses and job training.
After a great deal of hard work the trust was able to build its own home, which opened in 2013.
The trust also extended its work to help the community in a village called Chainpur in the Himalayas, where the housefather, Babin, grew up.
Despite the current challenges, the trust has managed to keep funding the home. In the latest newsletter we learn that the children continue to be helped into occupations. This includes Priya who continues to serve as a qualified nurse; Stephen has completed his advanced hotel management course; Kumar is in church ministry and another 3 boys are in paid jobs, despite the pandemic. More than 19 children have been helped in these ways.
In Chainpur, a fresh water pipeline was installed; one block of the village school was rebuilt and the small health centre was re-equipped; £1600 was raised towards relief after the devastating earthquake of 2015.
Support from the City of Wolverhampton Rotary club has included funds for a new television set in the home and floor coverings, and equipment and whiteboards in the school. We hope to carry on supporting both the home and the village community so that they continue to be the happy places they are.