CarNetNepal advocates on behalf of the Children At Risk (C@R) for their holistic development. It addresses the different issues of children from grass root to the national level. Through advocacy programs, it sensitize and equip the community people and decision makers to protect the rights of the children and release them from all kinds of poverty, exploitations and abuse. CarNetNepal recognize the faith based institution as the agent of holistic transformation and community development.
To strengthen and mobilize the faith based institution and other organizations to advocate on behalf of the children at risk.
1. Awareness campaigns on anti-human trafficking and child sexual abuse in the communities.
2. Training to the faith based institution on child protection and mobilize them in Community Development (Integral Mission), 4/14 window movement, Back to School campaign, Nepal without Orphan Campaign etc.
3. Strengthening and helping the faith based institutions and local communities’ members in reaching out the unreached children’s group through the Samaritan’s Purse gift boxes.
4. Children’s club formation and mobilization.
5. CarNetNepal will also join the different existing national campaigns on children’s issues and partner and network with the likeminded organizations.
4. Partner and get involved in the government initiatives.
CarNetNepal believes that education is the burning symbol of civilization. Without it, we cannot expect the development of the communities as well as the nation. The lack of education has pushed the children and the families into vulnerabilities of trafficking, exploitation, and abuse. It is also proven that many of the children’s issues will be reduced by educating the children. Education helps the children to develop in every aspects and the nation can expect the resourceful human power from it. CarNetNepal supports vulnerable children for school. It also builds the capacity of the schools to afford the goal- ‘All Children in Schools’.
To increase access to education to the poor, marginalized and at risk children.
- Child Sponsorship programs.
- Building capacities of the local schools.
- Training on child protection to the students, teachers, parents and School Management Committees.
- Library Setup in schools.
- Running Child Learning Centers (CLC).
- Providing literacy classes and scholarships to the adolescents.
- Formation and Development of Child Clubs to promote child rights and enhance children in leadership development.
- Infrastructure Development of schools especially the kindergartens.
3. Rescue & Rehabilitation
There are many children who are at risk of trafficking and abuse and are trafficking survivors. They have to be rescued from these situations. CarNetNepal partners with different government agencies, NGOs to rescue and rehabilitate these children at their own communities or families.
Research shows that Nepal is a source country for women (girls) and children, trafficked for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude. Children are trafficked within the country and to India and the Middle East for commercial sexual exploitation or forced marriage, for involuntary servitude as domestic servants, circus entertainers, factory workers, or beggars. NGOs working on trafficking issues report an increase in both transnational and domestic trafficking, although a lack of reliable statistics makes the problem difficult to quantify. NGOs estimate that 10,000 to 15,000 Nepali women and girls are trafficked to India annually, while 7,500 children are trafficked domestically for commercial sexual exploitation. In many cases, relatives or acquaintances facilitated the trafficking of women and young girls into sexual exploitation.
To provide after care service to the trafficking survivals and restore them back to their families.
- Capacity building of the child based organizations.
- Awareness raising programs on anti-trafficking and sexual abuses.
- Equipping and Engaging faith based institutions to respond to the issues such as child trafficking and child sexual abuse/assaults.
- Rescue operations with the government agencies and local NGOs.
- Partner with local transit shelters for emergency shelter.
- Identification of parents and counsel them.
- Reintegration with their families.
4. Women Empowerment
Exclusion, inequality and injustices in women still exist and is highly affecting women in Nepal. Women face more difficulties than men in gaining access to public services, social protection, decent employment opportunities, and access to local and national markets. Women’s active participation in paid employment is limitedl. Poor women and their children are highly exposed to child trafficking and sexual exploitation. Because of the male dominated society, their voice are often unheard and their problems are unseen. These women have to be educated and empowered to enhance their decision making and development capacities so that their children are protected from being abused or trafficked.
To increase women’s access to resources, gender equity and mobilize them in community development.
- Facilitate in formation of women’s groups and unite them to be a voice of the voiceless.
- Skills development training.
- Educate them in women and children’s rights.
- Mobilizing them for the community development.
- Basic Health and Nutrition training.
- Orientation on the importance of education.
- Literacy class (non-formal education)
5. Sustainable Livelihood
People in the communities are being oppressed and are suffering without adequate knowledge and skills. Poverty is the major factor that pushes children to the risk or vulnerable situation. CarNetNepal believes and focus in poverty elevation to prevent and protect children from being at risk and vulnerable situation. CarNetNepal provide adequate skills and knowledge to the vulnerable, poor and marginalized community families in doing a collective business or agriculture or livestock to improve their economic condition and sustain their livelihood for food security.
To improve the livelihood of poor and marginalized families through micro-entrepreneurship development.
- Training to enhance the Business Skills.
- Provide training on saving and credit.
- Group functioning and resource mobilizing.
- Technical training on what the participants choose.
- Monthly sessions on the 15 steps module that contain lessons on Nutrition, Anti trafficking, child sexual abuse, education, HIV & AIDs etc.
6. Disaster Response
In response to the 2015 earthquake, the disaster response has been a wider component of CarNetNepal’s strategic approach. Reconstruction and recovery of community infrastructures and preparedness to future disaster are found to be integral.
The massive earthquake on April 25 and May 12, 2015 took the lives of 8,844 people, 2, 493 injured and 598,400 houses were destroyed. According to the government data around 95% of the houses and schools buildings as well as water systems are damaged. (UNRCO/Gov. of Nepal/MoHA)
CarNetNepal responded with the emergency food, non-food-items, shelter and water to the people affected by the Earthquake and trauma healing to the children. Currently, it is working on reconstructing the school buildings, and programs related to WASH in Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk districts.