Report on kids in care centres launched

Bhaktapur, December 23

A report ‘Status of children in alternative care,’ which was published by the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare in collaboration with SOS Children’s Village Nepal was launched recently.

The report was prepared after monitoring 131 child care centres and ten SOS Children’s home located in districts such as Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Kavre, Chitwan, Kailali, Kaski, Lalitpur, Rupendehi, Sunsari and Surkhet.

National President of SOS Children’s Village Nepal Prof Bishwokeshar Maskey, National Director of SOS Children’s Village Shreeshankar Pradhananga and Joint Secretary at MoWCSW Radhika Aryal launched the report.

Government data states that there are altogether 594 child care homes across the country. The report has revealed that children whose parents have died and children affected by natural disaster, poverty, disabilities, HIV/AIDS, conflict have been staying in child care homes.

The MoWCSW had begun the study two years ago as part of the ‘take care of me’ campaign.