Indreni children’s charity is a non-profit organization registered in Ireland, Switzerland and Nepal with partner charities Sahayata in Germany and Friends of Indreni in California. Ram hari Khadka and some the Neplaese staff who run our operations on the ground in Kathmandu have come from similar backgrounds to many of the children now in our care and in turn wish to dedicate their lives to helping others. They themselves are a shining example of how children can come through an organization like Indreni and positively effect change in their society. Their example is far reaching and has inspired a group of Individuals across the globe to help them help the children and grow Indreni to help as many children as possible in their quest to improve their society for the good of all.
Indreni has supporters from all over the world and we would particularly like to thank the great support of our partners in Indreni Ireland, Christina of Indreni Switzerland, Maria and her great team at Friends of Indreni in the US, Adelheid Scheider and Sahayata in Germany and the great support we receive from Help for Hope. Thank you all and the many other great supporters we have that are making such a real difference to the lives of these children. We are particularly proud to be able to say that 100% of your donations continue to go directly to the charity and its projects on the ground in Nepal.
In Nepalese society the main problem lies not in just poverty but lack of education and awareness.
Education plays a vital role in developing an individual, society and the Nation as a whole. The social problems existing in Nepal are largely because most of the citizens are unable to send their children to school due to extreme poverty. Yet they are poor because they have no education and awareness for what improvement a better education may bring.
Another mitigating factor is Nepalese society is a complex structure based on primitive social beliefs, culture, superstition and a conservative mind. The people in rural areas of Nepal believe that they must give birth to many children to involve them in performing many household works, farming and animal husbandry. They also believe that they will be more economically secure with many children.
Another reason for growth in child population and poverty is the tendency of polygamy, early marriage, and a strong preference for a son. The poverty and the miserable family situations force these children to leave their homes and head towards city areas in search of better lives but they are forced to be beggars, street children, child labourers or criminals at a tender age.
In this way, we see the problem in the streets of the city area but the root cause of the problem arises from the families in the villages as well as some in the city areas.
When a child grows up in poverty, deprived of basic needs, the child lacks normal growth and development. Every child has a right to proper education and care and to enjoy their growth and freedom and should not be exploited to do forced labour or otherwise. These are not just mere children but the future of Nepal and one day potentially the leaders of the nation whether it be in government, business or otherwise.
When a child is well educated, he/she becomes aware of social issues and becomes a responsible parent who will never let his/her children be deprived of their rights. A well educated person can easily get a job or create one and help improve their individual situation as well as that of society.
Therefore, as a charity organisation, our main objectives are to ensure that every poor child gets an equal opportunity to enjoy their rights of proper care and education so that they grow up to become responsible citizens and better human beings that can positively give back to their society.
As a result we will decrease the trend of children leaving their home and help avoid them having to live on the streets and be exposed malnutrition, forced labour and other exploitation.