The Umbrella Foundation seeks to relieve the impact of poverty and war on the children of Nepal through projects which promote education, vocational training, and community enrichment, so that they may grow up to become responsible, contributing citizens of Nepal
In 2006, a ten year civil war ended in Nepal. More than 15,000 people were killed and an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 people were internally displaced as a result of the conflict. Thousands of children were left orphan and destitute as a result, and the cases of child trafficking went through the roof.
The Umbrella Foundation is focused on rescuing, housing, and educating trafficked and destitute children and since it began its work in Nepal in 2005, The Umbrella Foundation has rescued over 380 children from corrupt and abusive children’s homes, from the street and from forced servitude.
Since the war ended, Umbrella has focused on trying to reunite the children with their families when conditions permit or, when reunification is not possible, providing them the education and vocational skills they need to ensure they can find gainful employment when they become adults
For more information go to umbrellanepal.org