"New Happy Home" Children's Care House in Chitwan

Our aim is provide children who have either lost their parents through death from illness or accident, or have been abandoned or working in child labor situations with a safe and caring environment,
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a "Happy Home". Given that INFO Nepal's priorities are equality, understanding and acceptance of people, we have, in the Happy Home, children from a broad range of religious, tribal and caste structures. Living together, working through differences, fostering a family atmosphere, getting a good education, and generally sharing life together is an important part of achieving this priority.

We originally did some advertisement about Happy Home, but this was not successful, as many people in Nepal are quite poor and are desperate to give their children a better opportunity. Once we realized this, we stopped all advertisements. Instead, we find the children through local connections. INFO Nepal is quite well known within the smaller village communities in Nepal, and often, we hear of these children when our volunteers and staff members travel through the regions on their way to placements.

Our goals with these children are to educate them so that they can return home and make a difference in their village. We plan to do this by continually making efforts to bring the children back to their home villages for visits during festivals and holidays, so they buttons/tain a local connection, allow their family to visit them at Happy Home, and finally, once the children are educated, we plan to hire them as regional coordinators or teachers for their villages. In this position, they would have facilities to house volunteers at our facilities,educate younger members of their villages, and generally improve the education, sanitation, and lifestyle of people in their village.

How you can help?
• Sponsoring HAPPY HOME children
• Sending clothes, toys and educational materials
• Writing letters and post cards, and sending pictures to our children in HAPPY HOME
• Visiting our HAPPY HOME and sharing your love with them.
• Volunteering with INFO Nepal

INFO Nepal will have a maximum of 20 children at the Happy Home. Through research we have calculated that the monthly cost to support one child at our "Happy Home" Children's Care House is USD$30.00. Sponsorship provides benefits to both the child and the sponsor. These include:

Benefits for the child
• Living in a family environment with no more than 4 children per room
• Live-with overseas volunteer(s) who assist the children with school work and learning English
• Food
• Clothing
• Education at a local Private school and bus
• Additional tuition mornings and evenings
• Combined Study room and Library
• Celebration of festivals, and access to Nepali cultural events
• Sports & Games
• Indoor playroom
• Garden

Benefits for the sponsor
Knowing that they are part of breaking the cycle of poverty for a Nepali child through helping the children have access to a good education and family life.

• Regular photographs of the child
• Regular letters from the child
• A copy of the child's educational report every 4 months
• Reports and photographs of extra curricular activities e.g. sports days, singing dancing, quiz contests & drawing
• The facility to visit the sponsored child at any time with 2 nights accommodation at "Happy Home"
• Regular copies of the INFO Nepal Newsletter

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Happy Home Facilities

• Four rooms for the Children to sleep(4 in each room)
• One room for the Kitchen and Dinning
• One big room for the children's Study and Library this has a TV, DVD, couches, and educational materials
• Outdoor balcony and rooftop play areas
• A big vegetable Garden
• A big play ground on the backward of the home
• One small room for Store
• One room for the Volunteers
• One room for Happy Home Mum

Chiring Tamang:
Chiring is a 5 year girl from Tandi , Chitwan. Her father died in Iraq while he was working there. Chiring has seen her father only in the picture. Without husband to live in the society it was very difficult for her mum. Either go to dally work or take care of the Chiring, it was very difficult for Basanti (Happy home Mum) to decide and survive

Chiring's progress:

Chiring came to Happy Home in Sept 2007 with her mum who is a mother for all the children at Happy home. Chiring is very laughing personality and always makes you laugh. Chiring is very happy to have many brother and sister living together. Chiring has scored good mark in her class.
   
Sandesh
sandesh Sandesh is a 10 year boy from Ratnanagar, Chitwan. His father went to Dubai to work and it has been four years that the family haven't heard any things from him. His mum has got other three children to care and afford and being a land less family it was too difficult for her.

Sandesh's progress:

Being a poor family and with out Dad, Sandesh's family were discriminated from the society. Sandesh himself a disable person and it was very hard for him to cope with his friends. Sandesh is now very happy to be at Happy Home as there are all new friends and don't have to face any more discrimination.
   
Sarmila Thapa Magar
Sarmila is a 8 year girl from Krishna mandir chok, Chitwan. Her father who has physical and intellectual disabilities and have got five other children at home. He cannot complete a full day's work and therefore does not earn enough to support her. He has sent her to the Happy Home in Kathmandu in the hope of her having a better life.

Sarmila's progress:

Sarmila came to Happy Home in Sept 2007. She was very dirty, and was suffering from a variety of skin infestations due to a lack of hygiene.  She has adapted to living in happy home very well. she is a intelligent student in her class. Sarmila also helps at the Happy home with Kitchen work and vegetable garden as she has learned all these work at home.
   
Chuppu Jhylmo Ghale
Chuppu is a 6 year old girl from Goljung, Rasuwa, 80 km from Kathmandu in the nearby Langtang region. Chuppu Mum has got a small tea shop on the way to Gatlang with which her 6 member of family have been surviving. Chuppu is very smiling girl and cleaver as well.

Chippu's Progress:

Chippu has now been at Happy Home in Chitwan since Sept 2007. When she first came, she was not able to speak Nepali or to communicate that well. Cippu has faced and overcome many challenges in coming to live with us in Happy Home. She has never had so much access to so many resources, and we were challenged with teaching her moderation. Now, she can speak Nepali a little bit, and she has received top marks in her class. She has become a wonderful child to have at Happy Home and we are happy we took the opportunity to improve her life.
   
Sonam Ghale
Sonam Ghale is 6 years old, and from the Goljung village, in Langtang. His parents are land less people in the areas and have to go to work in the agriculture fields to survive every day. Sonam has got 3 brother and one sister living at home. Having too many children with out any source of income Sonam was not attending School even he was 6 years old.

Sonam's Progress:

Sonam came to Happy Home in Sept 2007. He is a brilliant child, and has overcome his initial homesickness. He continues to astound volunteers with his capacity for eating! He continues to out-eat every volunteer, regardless of their age or size. He is a very healthy boy, and is very active playing games and interacting with the volunteers. Sonam also continues to do well with his academics, scoring top marks in his class.
   
Pasang Ghale
sa Pasang is from Chilime, in Langtang. His family consists of his parents and four brother and sister. His father is a porter for tourists in the region. His father had tried to start a business independently, but this failed, and the bank has seized all of his land and family's resources. Because of this, he was unable to care for his children properly, and agreed to send Sonam to Happy Home in a hope that at least.

Pasang's Progress:

Pasang came to Happy Home in Sept 2007, and we have seen a lot of growth with him. When he first came, he was very shy and would not communicate with anyone. Now, he enjoys playing with the children and volunteers at Happy Home. He is very helpful and takes care to maintain the conditions in Happy Home, but we continue to struggle with his in achieving more academically.

   
Tenging Ghale
Tenging is an 9 year old boy from Golgung, in the Langtang Region. His parents are alive, he also has two siblings. His father is a porter for travelers in the Langtang Region. Due to the lack of tourism, the porters are often out of work, and are unable to provide for their families. They do try to get special jobs caring for tourists; however, these are often short term. His family sent him to us because they are not able to pay for his education or to provide for him.

When we found Tenging, he was living in very poor conditions in an orphanage home in Kathmandu. The orphanage home was closed because the main administrator got remarried and his sponsor was unable to continue his funding. As a result, he had been sent back to his village, where he had even less access to education and a hygienic environment.

Tenging's Progress:

Tenging came to Kathmandu Happy Home in December 2005. He continues to be a very quite and reserved child. When he first came he was a bit scared of being in a big facilities. After being two years in Happy home of Kathmandu Now,Tenging has became a smart boy in Ganganagar Happy Home in Chitwan. he plays and interacts with the other children, and is a favorite of many of the volunteers.
   
Mingma Ghale
Mingma is 7 years old girl. Her family lives in Goljung, Rashuwa. She has got two brothers and one sister dad and mum. Her family is from a lower cast, and they are quite poor. Her father is a porter for tourists who come to Langtang.

When we found Mingma, she had been living in very poor conditions in an orphanage home Kathmandu. The orphanage home was closed because the main administrator got remarried and her sponsor was unable to continue their support. As a result, she had been sent back to her village, where she had even less access to education and a hygienic environment.

Mingma's Progress:

Mingma has now been at Happy Home since November 2005. When she first came, she was a little bit lost – she had never experienced living in a home like Happy Home, with so many resources and facilities. She has overcome her reluctance to speak Nepali, and she now knows quite a lot of English as well! Mingma is a keen student with her academics. She also enjoys running and playing sports with the volunteers and children at Happy Home. Now Mingma is using her knowledge to keep clean the home in Chitwan Happy Home. Mingma also act as a older sister for the joiner children.
   
Sarita Ghale
Sarita is 6 years old. She is from one of the lower caste families in Golgung, in Langtang. Her mother works in the village amongst the women's group as a social health worker. She has 3 siblings, a brother and two sisters. Her mother was unable to provide for all the children, and also knew that the quality of education would be much better in Kathmandu. Her mother hopes that one day, Sarita will go back to her village and work as a nurse.

Sarita's Progress:

As the smallest child in Happy Home, Sarita continues to charm all the new volunteers. She is an extraordinarily happy child, and has a quick smile that lights up a room. She is extremely talkative, and is the first one to start singing…and once she starts, she will never stop! Since coming in November 2005, Sarita has made the transition from village to city life very well. She is obedient, and has quickly and easily conformed to the rules in Happy Home.
   
Kabita
Kabita is a 8 year old girl from Sauraha, Chitwan district. She has three younger sisters and one brother. Kabita's Father is a Jungle Guide in Chitwan National park who helps our volunteers to visit the National park.

Kabita's Progress:

Kabita has now been at Happy Home since Sept 2007 . Although she was initially very shy, she has integrated well in the life at Happy Home, and she is very helpful with teaching the younger children how to take care of themselves and each other. Kabita continues to amaze volunteers with her sunny personality, her caring nature, and her infectious laugh. As a talent girl in Happy Home, she has taken the responsibility to help teaching for all the younger children, and she is constantly making a huge difference to improving the lives for everyone who lives here, volunteers and children alike. She has also discovered the importance of having good academics, and we look forward to having some positive news about her performance at school!
   
Susan Thapa
Susan is a 8 year boy from Tandi, Chitwan. His Father went to Arab to find a job but it has been 4 years that he is out of any contact. The Family think that he has died. Susan mother need to work every day to survive  and could not afford schooling for two of her Children.

Susan's progress:

Susan came to Happy Home in Sept 2007. He was very dirty, and was suffering from a variety of skin infestations due to a lack of hygiene. He has adapted to living in happy home very well, he is a dedicated student in his academics, and recently achieved recognition as being the best student in his class. He has a very good knowledge of English, and regularly helps other children with their homework
   
Sabita
Sabita is a 8 year girl from Sauraha, Chitwan. Sabita has three more sister and one younger brother. Because of the wiliness to have a Son , her parents have got now four daughter and one son.

Sabita's progress:

Sabita came to Happy Home in Sept 2007. She was very dirty, and was suffering from a variety of skin infestations due to a lack of hygiene. She has adapted to living in Happy Home very well, she is a dedicated student in her academics, and recently achieved recognition as being the best student in her grade level. She has a very good knowledge of English, and regularly helps other children with their homework.
   
Sanjaya Thapa Magar
Sanjay is a 10 year boy from Tikauli, Chitwan. Sanjaya's family are land less family living in the bank of the Rapti river. Being with seven children at the family Sanjaya was not getting attention from his parents as he is very talent and embassies person. It was very difficult for his parent to send all of their seven children at the school as they

Sanjaya's progress:

Sanjaya came to Happy Home in Sept 2007. He was very dirty, and was suffering from a variety of skin infestations due to a lack of hygiene. Sanjay is a big boy at Happy Home so he act as a defender for any problem of Happy Home. Sanjaya is very good in playing football.
   
Basanti Tamang
Basanti Tamang Basanti is a widow mum for 13 children at Happy Home in Chitwan. Her Husband went to Iraq to work and he was killed there. To be a widow women and live in the tradition village Basanti had faced a lot of Social discrimination and was very hard life to be there. Basanti was looking for a safe shelter where she can live with a lot of love and respect with her daughter. Basanti is very lovely women and is happy to be in Happy Home with thirteen children. Basanti is very good cook as most of the volunteers liked her cooking. Basanti take care of the hygiene. Basanti is very good

 With our volunteer who placed there to assist her. Basanti is very good care giver for our children.