DHC New Life Centre Nepal Family 2018
Shamul Magaer is 7 years old. His home village is in Rukum which is in Western Nepal, a very poor part of the country. Shamul's father is in prison and his mother abandoned him so he was sent to live near Kathmandu with a relative of his grandfather. After the earthquake that family moved to a tent but Shamul became lost and was found by the Police. The National Centre For Children at Risk, a Government agency, contacted DHC New Life Centre and asked if we could take him in. Shamul's right hand and leg were burn't in a fire. All the children are happy to welcome Shamul to our family. He study in UKG grade 1 at East-Pole school.
is 11 years old and comes from Baglung, in Central Nepal. She is the size of an average 5 year old due to poor nutrition as her family were very poor with no regular income and no land. Puja's family belong to the lowest caste of the Nepali caste structure, the Dalit caste who are sometimes known in the west as the untouchables. Amrit saw welcoming in Puja into our organisation as being very important in terms of educating both the Nepali people and the children of the Care House. The children accepted Puja immediately as their little sister with their usual love and generosity. She was born with a malformed leg and has had one operation at Banepa hospital in Kathmandu which was sadly unsuccessful. She was referred to this DHCNLC by Banepa hospital staff and had had no education. Puja did so well at school she study in grade 3 at East pole School. We are searching sponsorship for her.
Anup is 11 years old. He comes from Humla district, the most remote area of Nepal. As a baby he had accident, falling from roof of home and lost his right arm and hand. He was recommended by district children welfare council Humla. Anup is now in class 5 and doing very well at school.
Rakshaya Kathayat is 9 years old was deprived of schooling because of her polio disease added to which her father died and mother abandoned her. Subsequently she was being looked after by the villagers but they also were unable to take a good care of her.
Hira is 14 years old and arrived at our organisation only speaking a local dialect and unable to speak either Nepali or English. He comes from Humla district, the most remote area of Nepal. As a baby he caught a severe fever which left him with a paralysis down one side of his body. He is now in class 6 and is continuing to achieve well at school. Hira is a very cheerful presence in the house and can often be heard about the place singing!
Chetin is 13 years old and came from Dolakah district in the mountainous area of Nepal. Due to his father's alcoholism the family was extremely poor and his mother left the family so elderly relatives (not his grandparents) took him in. Chetin is very intelligent and loves school and learning. Last year he came in the top 5 in his class academically. This year he continues to do well at school and is in class 6.
Puspa is 14 years old and had had very little schooling when she arrived. She is from Western Nepal and when she was 3 years old she fell down a steep hill injuring her spine. She did not receive any treatment and has been left with permanently a deformed spine and bilateral hip dysplasia. Later this year a group of orthopaedic specialists from the UK will assess her to see if there is any possibility of effective surgical intervention at this stage. In spite of the limited schooling Puspa had had when she arrived she has done so well at school now she study grade 7.
Sunita iis 16 years old and comes from Dolakah district in the mountainous area of Nepal. Her father died and her mother has terminal cancer. Sunita was born with a club foot and spinal fusion. Sunita is now in class 8 and in her very quiet and caring manner is taking on the role of elder sister with the younger children in the Care House. Now she study grade 8.
Kumari is 15 years old and came from a very remote part of mountainous Nepal. Her mother died and her family is extremely poor and before Kumari came to the Care house her main responsibility was to look after the goats which meant that she missed a lot of school. She was recommended to the organisation through the Social Welfare Council of Nepal. When she came here she was 3 years behind in her schooling and spoke very little Nepali as only a local dialect is spoken in her village. Kumari is now making excellent progress at school and is now she studying grade 9.
is 16 years old and study in grade 8. Her father had committed suicide due to depression 6 months ago, leaving her mother to for provide for the family but she has no income requiring Susmita to leave her studies. Two month ago, her left leg was operated and cut below the knee and because of that she contracted an infection for which she need to go to hospital for regular follow up.
Binita Karki is 11 years old and her left leg is infected so she can not walk properly. In her family, she is the 8th child with seven sisters. Due to the large family member with limited land they are in hardship and living day to day hand to mouth. Moreover being diseased and unable to walk, she was deprived of education as the village school was too far for her walk too.
Yam Kumari is 15 years old and comes from the hilly Eastern area of Nepal. She has had polio and now uses a wheelchair to get around and has limited use of one of her hands. Her father left the family when she became disabled and her mother subsequently struggled to cope. She came to us with very limited schooling and despite being 14 years old was only at the school level of an 8 year old. She has responded very well to being at East Pole School with our other children and the school is delighted with the progress she is making – she is a very quick learner and will soon be on par with her peers.
Ramesh is 14 years old and was born with a disability of his feet. He came to the Care house from the hilly Western area of Nepal in 2016. Both of his parents are dead and while in his village he moved around from family to family, attending school only occasionally and not being settled anywhere. Since coming to the Care House he has thrived on having a more stable living environment and in going to school everyday. He is doing very well academically and is growing into a delightful young man with a charming smile!