Street Children in Nepal

CSC Projects Supporting Street Children in Nepal

Due to years of political instability, population growth, internal armed conflict, extreme poverty, and the 2015 catastrophic earthquake, the number of street children in Nepal has steadily increased, and in recent years has become a focus for the Government in Kathmandu. Street-connected children in Nepal have a considerably lower average life expectancy than the country’s average - 30 years for females and 40 years for males. In addition to lack of clean water, child trafficking, inadequate access to education, and lack of legal status, street-connected children face stigmatisation and general misunderstanding by society. CSC has multiple projects in Nepal, which seek to address some of these issues and the emerging political will to decrease numbers of street-connected children.

Our Projects in Nepal

Keeping Street-Connected Children Safe

This project funds innovative direct-service delivery projects for street children across Asia and South America. Red Nose Day US also funds our global ‘4 Steps to Equality’ campaign, our ‘Digitally Connecting Street Children’ project with partners across the world, and our pioneering work in Uruguay, helping the government to adopt the General Comment No. 21 on Street Children.

Funded by Red Nose Day USA.

Tackling Child Labour and Modern Day Slavery in Asia

Led by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), this project is working in Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar to identify ways we can increase children’s options to avoid engaging in hazardous and exploitative labour.

Founded by DFID.

Building Resilience in Street Children

CSC partnered with our members in Nepal, Ecuador and Uganda for our ‘Building with Bamboo’ shared learning project, which explored the resilience in street-connected children who had suffered sexual abuse.

Founded by The Oak Foundation.

The Legal Atlas: Putting Street Children on the Map

Street children are one of the world’s most invisible populations, overlooked by governments, law and policymakers and many others in society. To address this, CSC and our partner Baker McKenzie created the Legal Atlas, to put information about laws affecting street children directly into their -and their advocates’ – hands.

Funded by Baker McKenzie

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