Namaste Children’s Fund is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing quality education to girls in Nepal. NCF Believes that education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering individuals to improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities and future generations.
“Educating girls is not an option, it is a necessity.”
Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations
Educating girls helps the whole family. It leads to improved health and nutrition, deeper understanding about family planning and caring for the environment. Girls also tend to have stronger attachments to their village community and a good work ethic.
NCF has a hostel and school in Simikot Village in the Humla region of Nepal. Our school covers grades 1-5, with approximately 50 students. After grade 5, our most talented girls will move to our new NCF hostel in Kathmandu and attend day school. The other girls will stay in the Simikot hostel and finish their schooling in Simikot schools, while helping with the younger students in the hostel.
Our students all come from three particularly underserved villages near Simikot – Thehe, Zdojom, and Takla. NCF staff chose the students and pay particular attention to families with the most need.
NCF will endeavor to support our students through to the end of their education, including college and post graduate work. Our students will undertake to give back to NCF and their village community by contributing their time and resources to help NCF projects. The long term aim is to have NCF graduates sustain the growth and development of the school and hostel.
NCF began with a chance encounter that led to the journey of a lifetime. Learn more!