KATHMANDU: As high as 100,000 children including street children are waiting for their rehabilitation in society, stakeholders claimed.
The children are working as domestic workers and in other sectors including brick kilns, public transports, dance bars and restaurants, teashops, garment factories and many other unorganised sectors, it is said.
Stakeholders said that the number of children fleeing their homes due to different reasons is also on the rise every day.
Of the total estimated number of the street children and child labourers, 15,000 are living under the protection of different centers across the country while 85,000 others are forced to live an abject life.
Spokesperson of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Gauri Pradhan said many people are taking benefits in the name of the street children but delivering very little. He added rehabilitation process of the street children would be easier if proper monitoring was carried out against the corrupt organisations and people.
Child rights activist and former lawmaker Shanta Adhikari admitted that little has been done for the children's rehabilitation though many organisations were working for the children's welfare.
According to the Central Children Welfare Committee, a total of 130 international non-governmental organisations are working in this field in Nepal.