Children's Transitional Home
Asha Children's Reintegration Centre
Asha Nepal is committed to providing an education, free from discrimination and abuse, for children affected by trafficking or victims of sexual abuse. While we are mindful that the best home for a child is with their parents, some children need a safe refuge. The objective of the Home is to offer secure, nurturing accommodation in the mid term, while the child's mother/parents are getting back on their feet. Children are with us for approximately one year, subject to an assured safe return to the family. They then transfer to the Family Preservation Programme to ensure their ongoing safety and education.
It all began with 15 children who came into our care in 2008. All had come from desperate situations – some rescued from being trafficked, others born in brothels and rescued along with their mothers, one living on the streets, others the children of women who had been cast out. We now look after up to 24 children, and have built our team and external services to cater to their needs.
Choosing a school to send the children to was not an easy task. It took some time to find the right place, with high academic standards, an understanding for the plight of the children, and experience of working in a non-discriminatory manner with similar pupils. The fees are high but the pupils are happy and well supported.Running costs come from general funds received from your donations, please donate now to help fund this project. The educational costs for the children living in the Transitional Home are kindly funded by Sanctuary for Kids, Canada. Whether children are living at the Home or in the community, our aim is to ensure they attain their School Leaving Certificate (SLC) at the end of Year 10 and are prepared for life beyond school.
The Home has a computer suite, library, playroom, quiet room and a large common room where the children enjoy activities such as dance, music, storytelling and art therapy. They also take self-defence classes at a nearby Jeet Kun Do centre. Older children are encouraged to mentor the younger children living in the home and several former beneficiaries visit to help. Several of the girls, through the support of individual donors, have gone on to university or college, studying such subjects as nursing, dance and drama, social work and languages.