About the local hosting organizationOur local partner , CPCS, was founded in 2002 to answer the children's needs in the streets of Nepal. Every year, hundred of kids, hundreds of kids, attracted by the allure of the 'big city', leave their villages. Once there, they discover the harsh realities of life in the streets and are left on their own to face multiple forms of danger and abuse (moral, sexual and physical). CPCS was created to support these children and youth and to prevent more children from ending up in the streets. CPCS - Child Protection Centers and Services The organization's work can be divided into three steps: 1. Prevention (prior to and during the street life) : set of interventions focused in two ways: - prevent and, if possible, avoid the arrival of the child in the street - create awareness among general public, the families and the children themselves on the realities of life in the Street (its causes, its daily routines and its consequences). 2. Risk reduction (during life in the street) : short term perspective focusing on immediate reduction of the dangers of street life . 3. Social rehabilitation (after life in the street): long term perspective focusing on progressive and eventual reintegration of a child into society. Our partner organization currently has eight centers in the Kathmandu Valley, one in Butwal, and seventeen other regional centers (Gorkha, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Jhapa, Narayangadh, Itahari, Lahan, Birtamod, Biratnagar, Katari, Sarlahi, Ramechhap, Chautara, Banepa,Hetauda ,Surkhet and Nepalgunj,Â… ) where CLASS (CPCS Local Action Support and Services) programs are being held. Daily, up to 850 children are being helped with our partner organization's activities, 400 to 500 children are supported by our socialization or rehabilitation centers, 1100 ex-street children and children at risks go to school and several dozen receive medical or legal support.
About the volunteer work- to do homework support - to help to do kitchen and domestic tasks - to organize social, sport and cultural activities for children - administrative staff support
Local accommodationin a nice shared house rent by the hosting organization. WIFI in the house
About the project locationvisit of Kathmandu