Who we are
Nepal House, Kaski 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. They 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, education, play, and talk therapy. Children are given opportunities for growth, creativity, healing; with an emphasis on continued family connection where possible, for a brighter future.
Experienced counselors, social workers and professors from Canada, USA, Australia and other countries contributed their time to help our teachers and counselors to inhannce thier practice with the students and clients they are work with.
The highly skilled and dedicated workers at Nepal House offer clinical and creative therapeutic services ranging from in the form of art and play therapy, talk/counseling, education, yoga, meditation, qi gong, asset building therapy and linking with resources.
The center offers a free school and meal for the areas most vulnerable children who have a home, with the aim of keeping children within their family unit, and also therapeutic services for any short or long term care that is needed.
Education & Training
The staff at Nepal House respond to the great need in the region by offering training courses across a range of organisations and centres. They train 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 interrupted their lives. In turn, these Nepali counselors provide training and support to orphanage staff, school counselors and other para-professionals in the community.
Outreach and Social Work
The staff travel weekly to provide therapy and counselling to many orphanages, villages, families, homes, schools and communities, with the aim of supporting the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Education and knowledge on children’s development, trauma symptoms, hygiene, non-violence and beneficial care giving is passed onto these groups, as well as attempts to link other resources within Nepal, if any are available.
A critical facet of childhood is parental interactions and life at home. While safety and a loving environment at the Nepal House School can be ensured, the same cannot be said about the world outside the front gates of the school. In 2013, the teaching staff began coordinating a mothers group that gathers monthly to discuss parenting styles. They aim to provide training that supplements the experience the girls receive at Nepal House by incorporating it into the home. This mini-project has grown considerably, with mothers willing to shorten work hours on meeting days to ensure they can attend to contribute to the discussion and learn how to take better care of their children.
Children in Prison
Therapist from Nepal House have recently begun to provide counseling, therapy, meditation and yoga to young boys in prison, with an emphasis on treating the boys with the greatest need (ie depression, hopelessness, anger, trauma), and for those with forthcoming release dates.
Children, Teenagers and Their Families with HIV/ AIDS
Nepal House provide peer support group counseling to teenagers with HIV and personalised therapy for children and their families. Emphasis is placed on encouragement of personal expression, self care, emotional support and elevation of isolation and depression.
In 2005 a play therapy room was set up in Bhakunde; a small village outside of Pokhara. This play therapy room was utilised by the children of the local orphanage. A therapist from Vancouver was invited by a German NGO that ran this orphanage to support some of their children. A Nepali teacher and a health practitioner who worked with the children at the orphanage became interested in how art, play and therapy could be used to support and promote healing in children. These two men became the first practitioners in Nepal to learn how to use the play therapy room and provide opportunities for children to engage with this modality.
This blossomed into the establishment of ‘Nepal House Kaski’ (in Nepal) and Nepal House Society (in B.C.) in 2007. Since then Nepal House specialises in delivering grass roots services to the children, with the care and professional guidance of their Canadian supporters.
Volunteer – Donate Your Time
The high quality professional care of the school teachers and children’s trauma therapists at Nepal House is a result of the heart felt dedication of the staff, their personal commitments to continued learning and, the many expert therapists from around the world who have volunteered to donated their time and experience.
Donate To Keep The Centre Alive
Every Dollar Counts Because every dollar goes straight to the girls. Even a small monthly donation can go a long way to strengthen the Nepal House community. With the help of our donors, Nepal House provides the following on a monthly basis:
• Education & life skills
• Medical care
• Professional therapy to treat mental trauma (every student and parent)
• 500+ meals a month (1 meal a day, 6 days a week)
• Teachers’ salaries
• Shoes and clothing
• Classes 6 days a week
• Classroom and playground rental
• Emergency support for student families (during crisis)
• Monthly Building rental
The Nepal House is a registered charitable organisation and depends on the support of friends like you. 100% of donations received goes directly toward the support of the centre.
For all enquiries, professional volunteering and donations contact:
Basanta: +977 98460 43966
Shiva: +977 98058 41926
Nepal House Office Phone: 061229424
Bank Detail for Donations:
Nepal House, Kaski
Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited, Pokhara Branch
A/C No. 01-1824619-01
Swift Code - SCBLNPKA