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A New Door Opens!

Posted by worldorphanrelief on April 22, 2009

Today we received our letter of determination for tax-exempt status under IRS Code 501(c)3. Donors can now give medical supplies, funds, etc. tax-free.

This is a very big day for us, which will open many doors and opportunities for us to help orphans all over the world!Special praise go to Alex, who did all the paperwork himself!

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The Children of Nepal Need Your Help!

Posted by worldorphanrelief on February 14, 2009

Help Us

The Orphan Help Center (OHC) greatest aim is to provide a home, an education and healthcare to street children and to children who had to flee their home for political or economic reasons.

We are located in Katmandu and are currently hosting 10 children between 9 and 15 years old. The names of the children are: Santosh, Sajina, Chhewang, Hom Bdr, Sarita, ShreeKrishna, Rupesh, Aita, Ranjana and Bijay who is the oldest one.

Most of the children are in a critical phase of their lives and this is the time when their needs are at peak. They are growing fast and need new clothes, first or second hand. They need adequate food to be able to perform to their utmost in school and to grow up to be strong and healthy adults.

The mission of OHC is to do more than provide food and clothes for the children.
We want to give them a good education.
We want to give the children a home again, a home where they can be loved and cared for a home where they can play, have fun, and be children.
We want to see these children go out and make a difference in the world – the world that is giving them a chance today.

The Orphan Help Center needs donations and sponsors for the children. We need funds so we can continue with our goal to give unfortunate children a bright future, so we can send them out with a degree and self-confidence.

There are no parent or government handouts so we rely on your help. Everything from soap to school supplies. We are looking for permanent sponsors for each child. You can help with everything from a baseball to a bachelor degree.

With your small contribution,
The children will have a bright future !!

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Great Opportunities with Alliance Nepal!

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 18, 2008

Alliance Nepal
http://www.volunteerworkinnepal.org | krishnatimi@gmail.com | 202.70.64.54

Alliance Nepal, a non-profit organization, is only a means to offer a great opportunity to the international community to see and learn the unique cultures, to observe the amazing panorama of the landscapes, mountains, greenery hills, lakes and unbelievably friendly and smiley people of the world.

Alliance Nepal welcomes people from all over the world to have Once In A Life Time to experience. It offers and excellent friendly environment to work in schools and to stay in safe, friendly environment.

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Help GROW Nigeria!

Posted by worldorphanrelief on August 14, 2008

Help  GROW Nigeria!
Great Relief for Orphans and Widows of Nigeria (GROW Nigeria) is a non-religious, non-governmental, nonprofit organization. The goal of this organization is to become a dependable source of poverty reduction among the orphans and widows of Nigeria.  They are presently attached to His Grace Orphanage and Children’s Home.

The facility has 16 children in its care.  The group has land on which to build their own facility and is in need of reliable sources of financial aid and material resources.  Their needs include but are not limited to:

  • mattresses
  • beds
  • clothing
  • shoes
  • food
  • computers for training
  • school supplies

The land will contain schools, training centers, an orphanage, and a church with an auditorium.  The site of the future facility is near the present location at this address:

Ogundairo Bashorun Sunmonu Akanwo Village,

near Isolo, Oshodi /Isolo Local Government Arear,

Lagos state, Nigeria

The Project Director for the facility is Pastor Victor Ihemadu.

The physical address for the facility is:

16 Amudalatu Street Agodo Egbe

Hostel bus stop: Ikotun Egbe

Lagos, Nigeria


Phone Number:
234-802-974-3664
You can find them online at : www.mountainofprayer.faithweb.com
Email: mountainofprayer_ng@yahoo.com
grownigeria@yahoo.com


Great Relief for Orphans and Widows (GROW) in Nigeria

GROW Nigeria

Great Relief for Orphans and Widows (GROW) in Nigeria

GROW Nigeria

Great Relief for Widows and Orphans (GROW)

Great Relief for the Orphans and Widows of Nigeria

Help the people of Nigeria G.R.O.W.!

Help GROW Nigeria!

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It is time for us to honor two of our unsung heroes:

Posted by worldorphanrelief on July 25, 2008

Since our inception, two individuals have devoted much of their time and energy to helping our organization. They have made our present efforts and our hopes for the future possible.

Richard Gowen has been incredibly helpful in assisting us with tax-related questions.

Nick Castillo has very generously donated his time and web space to create the official Fishermen website.

Posted in Disaster Relief, Diseases, Education, Genocide, Health Care, Humanitarian Aid, Institutional Orphanages, Medical Donations, Medical Missions, Natural Disasters, Non-Profit, Orphan Aid, Poverty, Refugee Relief, Travel, War | Leave a Comment »

Dear Golden Goss

Posted by worldorphanrelief on July 20, 2008

Our email to you in response to your comment was returned.

Just so that you know, there are many wonderful opportunities in the area.

You may contact North Carolina Center for Nonprofits for job listings and other information.

What are your interests and areas of expertise?

Message In response to:

hey guys I am considering aid work as a career change. I google searched under aid relief in Raleigh and found you site. I enjoyed the info I read on you site and was wondering if there is opportunity to get involved here in Raleigh? Would love to hear back.

grace and peace
golden goss
goldgoss@myway.com

Posted in Child Abandonment, Child Abuse, Child Care, Disaster Relief, Education, Health Care, Humanitarian Aid, Medical Donations, Medical Missions, Non-Profit, Orphan Aid, Sanitation, Travel | 1 Comment »

A Warm Welcome to Surya Shrestha!

Posted by worldorphanrelief on July 19, 2008

Surya Shrestha is a native of Nepal, looking to start his own orphanage.

This is his story:
Surya was born to a poor family in the countryside of Nepal. Growing up for him, things we take for granted, like proper food, clothing, and health care were not readily available. His parents played a big role in his life, and in his education. His parents worked very hard to provide as best as they could for his. Still, Surya had to work in his rich neighbors’ homes and on their farms for very little pay to afford schooling.

After passing standardized tests, Surya traveled to Kathmandu to continue his studies. His brother was working for a trekking company as a guide. He began university, supported by his brother for a few months, until he too joined the company part-time to pay for school. He now has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and is studying for his MBA. Surya has his own travel and tourism company based in Kathmandu. He has also volunteered his time and ingenuity to several NGOs. His next project is to establish an orphanage for orphaned and impoverished children.

Through his work, he has visited much of rural Nepal and seen the poor and orphaned children first hand. Surya’s inspiration to help the children of Nepal is the memory of his own childhood hardships. His goal is to provide orphaned, abandoned, and impoverished children in the basic necessities: being food, shelter, health care and an education.

Surya needs help coordinating nationally and internationally, establishing himself and building a network with social workers and organizations to make his dream come true!
He has very generously shared his story, and his mission with us.
He has also given us the go-ahead to post his information on this site so that those who wish to aid in his vision can contact him:

Contact:

Surya Shrestha

G.P.O. Box: 15142 KPC 722, Nayabazaar, Kathmandu, Nepal

Telephone: +977-1-2093291

Mobile: +977-9851068259

Email:  nepaljourney@gmail.com

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An Overview of Nepal

Posted by worldorphanrelief on July 19, 2008

Basic Information on Nepal:

Information Sources:

· The WHO Website

· CIA World Factbook

· Reuters

· Orphanages:

Chetana Children’s Center

Hope and Home

Destitute and Orphan Children Safeguarding Foundation of Nepal

Namaste Children’s House

A list of Nepalese orphanages you can contact is available on Orphanage.org.

Geopolitical Overview and Statistics on Orphaned/Abandoned Children:

· Located between the huge countries of India and China, Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world with 42% of its population living below the poverty line.

· One in three children drop out of school.

· One estimate states that 10,000 children have been orphaned, and more than a 100,000 forced to leave their villages.

· Unemployment rate: 42% (2004 est.).

· Population below poverty line: 30.9% (2004).

Child Mortality:

· 27,000 children die of dysentery every year.

· Every year sixty thousand children die before they their reach 5th birthday.

Child Labor:

· 2.6 million children are engaged in different sectors of child labor.

· At least 40,000 children are bonded laborers.

· Over 5,000 children are working and living on the streets.

· Half of street children earn a meager living, around NPRs (Nepalese Rupees) 25 per day (US$ 0.3 per day) by rag picking.

· UNICEF 1996: In Nepal there are estimated to be 26,000 children of the street, i.e. those who both work and live in the street. There are an additional 3,700 children on the street, i.e. those who live with their families but spend most of their time playing and working in the street.

· The 1981 census showed that 60% of children in the 10 to 14 age group were economically active, but an altered definition meant that the 1991 census estimated that it was 23% of all 10 to 14 year olds.

· These are the ones in some kind of regular employment (i.e. not lone street children) Children tend to work at least 8 or 10 hours per day, but mostly do not earn more than about NPRs 16 per day (US$ 0.2 per day). Of urban child workers, around one quarter have received work injuries.

Education:

· Less than half of orphaned children are literate; and of those who are, most are barely literate as a result of non-formal education programmes such as the Children’s Feeding Project (one organisation which is supported by the Trust).

· 73% of women 15 years or older are illiterate.

Childcare:

· Food Crisis

· Out of 2.5 million disabled people, among them 5 % are children.

Healthcare:

· There is only one Children’s Hospital.

· 450 pregnant mothers out of 100,000 die in childbirth every year.

· Only 4% of women are attended by trained health workers during childbirth.

· Nepal is one of more than 20 countries have serious problems of malnutrition and stunted growth as a result of the food crisis that has set back anti-poverty efforts by years- the World Health Organization.

· The first case of HIV in Nepal was reported in 1988. Since then the Nepali government statistics list under 60,000 cases, while The World Health Organization (WHO) actually reported over 200,000 cases of HIV, a much more realistic number. CIA World Factbook Reports 61,000.

Sexual Exploitation / Illegal Human Trafficking:

· Nepal has the number one child disappearance rate in the world.

· Annually 12,000 women and children are trafficked to India.

· 34 % of marriages are children under 15 years of age.

· According to the WHO, Kathmandu is a major center of prostitution.

· There is a far greater proportion of boys than girls among the street children. A major cause of this imbalance is that many girls are duped into sexual exploitation. It is difficult to know how many are involved in this. In 1996 UNICEF estimated that each year, 4,000 to 5,000 girls between 10 and 14 years old are trafficked to India.

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Our Third Proposal Was Just Mailed Off!

Posted by worldorphanrelief on July 19, 2008

Big news, folks! Today we were very excited to deliver our proposal to the Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations. We wish to establish a relationship with the government and orphanages of Iran. Our goal is to deliver medical supplies, and provide basic medical training to orphaned and abandoned children.

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World Orphan Relief Effort Addition

Posted by worldorphanrelief on July 18, 2008

We are expanding our program to include the very important issue of

Unexploded Ordinance Awareness and Prevention:

Thousands of children in former war zones are maimed or killed every year by unexploded mines, artillery shells, and aerial bombs.  Our Unexploded Ordinance Awareness and Prevention Program will educate orphaned children and orphanage administrators on how to identify and avoid these threats.

Eventually we will begin seeking qualified volunteers who will travel to orphanages in former war zones to educate children in awareness and recognition of un-detonated munitions.

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