Nepal House Society

Nepal House Society aims to alleviate the suffering of traumatized children in Nepal. Civil war followed by civil and political unrest has taken their toll on the children of Nepal. Children have been on the receiving end of violence, exploitation and a lack of protection from local, municipal and national
authorities.

Nepal House was established to provide a means for children to heal and recover from abuse, neglect, violence, trauma and the loss of innocence. Through the use of art, play and talk therapy children are given something beyond two meals a day and life in an orphanage that offers little hope to many.

Nepal House trains Nepali Professionals (teachers, social workers, nurses; etc) to use therapeutic means to build connections and support children in becoming whole after a traumatic event has intervened in their lives. These Nepali counsellors in turn provide training and support to orphanage staff, school counsellors and other para-professionals in the community.

Experienced counsellors, social workers and professors from Canada, USA and other countries volunteer their time and pay their own way to Nepal to share their expertise with our Nepali staff.

We have four counsellors on staff and one assistant. We have one main counselling center and two annex offices; one providing support to children impacted by Aids and HIV and another in a more remote area of Pokhara with many at risk young children.

In 2011 we will open the first class of our Girls School to provide young girls at risk a safe place to attend school that will take into account the many challenges that they may have already faced in their young lives.

Become a Monthly Donor

It has been a busy and exciting year for Nepal House Society and our partner, Nepal House Kaski:

  • Close to 40 children are now receiving counselling and support services each week.
  • We recently opened a second office in North Pokhara to support children who are living with HIV and AIDS and a third office in an outlying area of Pokhara.
  • We are in the beginning stages of starting up a girl’s school, having just opened a Kindergarten.

Now Nepal House is seeking a commitment of $10 per month from 150 people to give us the financial stability to maintain our current programs and grow responsibly when the time is right. Will you help us to achieve our goal?

While $10 will probably not noticeably affect your own lifestyle, it will greatly impact the life of a young child in Nepal. Please contact Ashwin Sharma at info@nepalhousesociety.org.

Counselling Service in Prison

Jun
18

(In Basanta’s words) Nepal House Kaski has started to bring counselling to a Youth Prison for the first time. This Juvenile center is on a hill, a little outside from Pokhara. There are 51 teen age boys in the center. Many of them have been involved in murder and rape cases. Very little staff members, police around them makes their life not so easy. I used NHK motorbike to go there. I had an appointment with 6 teen age boys. I met them in a big group few times. Even after meeting them in the group, I had a little nervousness, some excitement and a lot of thoughts all at the same time.

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A successful experience running a Children’s Group

Jun
09

We believe learning is a never ending process. Staying in this belief, NHK counselling team decided to run children groups from age 6 – 15. We prepared a manual after some discussions in our team and with our supervisor. We began running the groups with the children and split them in two groups according to their age level. There is special theme in each group. We had challenges working with children where there was a lot bullying happening. One of the group themes was about anti- bullying and we ran that group (we included puppet shows and some stories too with other materials).

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Art speaks the feelings

Jan
14

(written by Shiva Thapa)

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AGM Highlights

Oct
25

We had a very successful AGM last night, we got the chance to honour our volunteers and recognize how far this organization has come. We also had the chance to hear from SFU Professor Dr. Alissa Antle about the research and development they are doing to create software specifically for Nepal House Society. This software can be used by our girls and children in counselling to create better attention capacity and decrease states of agitation or arousal.

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A teachers Love

Jul
02

When we started the school we had 12 girls from age 3-6. Their hygiene was so bad – they had sores on their bodies, they were always hungry and dirty and were beaten daily by their parents. It was so hard to control them. They would run from the class and try and run down the street. They hit each other, swore all the time, would bite themselves and others and would get so upset they would pee themselves.

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