Child Sponsorship

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, the per-capita income of Nepali people is US $ 450, and more than 45% of Nepali people are illiterate. There is an unbelievable amount of parents who are unable send their children to school due to the incredibly low income-rate, so their children often have to endure difficult manual labor from a young age. Another major obstacle is that most of the rural population does not understand the value of education.

OPEN has plans to initiate an education program for children and illiterate parents. This information will be used to help gain international attention and support in the form of funds, books, and other supplies, thereby forging a long-term relationship between children who are not able to go to school due to financial problems and people who are interested in making someone's future brighter by making small contributions.

OPEN has designed this program with the idea, and hope, that small contributions of money and supplies can benefit and even change the lives of many poor and needy children and their parents. Parents play a major role in their children's education, as the children spend the majority of their time at home and only five to six hours a day in school if they attend the school. Therefore, OPEN aims to work with children as well as their parents, in an effort to increase the general populations' confidence in the value of education.

Who will receive support in the Child Sponsor Programme?

Children who are:

  • Financially very poor
  • Schedule caste families
  • Orphans
  • Girls
  • From underprivileged groups
  • Unable to pay school fees
  • Handicapped/ mentally retarded

Who else will be in the selection committee?

  • Head teacher
  • VDC (Village Development Committee) Chairman/ ward
  • OPEN representative

Who is encouraged to get involved in this program?

  • Local people
  • Overseas individuals, organizations/donor agencies, and
  • OPEN volunteers

When will the child begin to receive support?

  • OPEN will select children and send their photos along with detailed information and letters of assurance from OPEN volunteers working on the ground.
  • Receiving all the information the sponsor can choose and start sponsoring

How much money is needed to help?

  • Around US$ 50 or more per month per student

What does the child receive?

  • Admission fees/ Examination fees/ Monthly Tuitions Fees
  • Uniform
  • Stationery and other school supplies

What does OPEN do?

  • OPEN provides the link between the sponsor and child
  • Collects children's photos and biographical information, and sends all information and details to prospective sponsors
  • Regularly visits the children, their schools, and their parents
  • Collects children's progress reports for OPEN files and sends copies to the sponsors
  • Helps the children to write letters to their sponsors, if the sponsors so desire.
  • Conducts wider community education programs to help develop a higher understanding and appreciation for the value of education.
  • If any individuals or organizations are interested to support a helpless children in Nepal please contact at: