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Kathmandu - Transfer of the Dallu kids to Happy Home

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This Tuesday Bishwa told us that 40 of the Dallu children will be transferred from the Dallu house to the Happy Home International School where theey will be lodge and schooled from then on for the next 5 years. We headed off on the moped with Teo, Hayden and Bishwa and made the 1 hour journey across town... The place where we arrived was very poor and run down and kind of scary in a way.... But all the kids there welcomed Bishwa like he was some sort of god... Even the mothers tried to give all the children to Bishwa and not just the initial group he was planning to take.... The others will come once the initial group has settled down in their new environment and school...

Although those kids have all got mothers, they have no fathers and they live in total poverty in the Dallu house which is a derelict building with no electricity of running water where 27 families are leaving. All our single mothers, who have escaped the tyranny of their husbands or who have fled the countryside to seek fortune in Kathmandu. However, as all dreams do not come true they have found themselves unable to provide even shelter or food for their children, let alone get enough money to educate them.

Whilst some are orphans and will therefore need a sponsor for the rest of their school years, the children who are part of the Dallu project but have a mother will be looking for a full sponsorship for 5 years only until their mothers can support them they will only require a scholarship sponsor after that.

Bishwa decided to take the children away for 5 years in order to provide education to the children and allow the mothers to find their feet and manage to sustain their own livelihood. 10 of the mothers are currently being trained by 10 university students to become vegetable sellers on markets. This is the Dally Project... I will do a page on that later on...

I enclose some pictures of the house and the kids as well as some when we took the kids away in the bus... The mothers were all crying and followed the children.. it was poignant...

Posted by ealonso 00:22 Archived in Nepal Tagged dallu_project

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