HELP NEPAL Balbalika Kendra, Dhulikhel
HELP NEPAL Network (HeNN) despite its meagre resources is currently undertaking a massive project of constructing the HELP NEPAL Balbalika Kendra (HELP NEPAL Children's Centre) for around 50 children in Nepal at the cost of around US$150,000.
HeNN was inspired in the project by an unwavering desire of Oz Bayldon, the Founder of Nepal Balbalika Trust (NBT), a UK-registered charity, to help the children in a country which witnessed a decade-long Maoist insurgency leaving thousands of children in vulnerable conditions.
He approached HeNN to support him, to which HeNN agreed. HeNN then managed to secure -- thanks to the local community -- a huge piece of very expensive land for free of cost in Dhulikhel, a scenic hilly town in the east of Kathmandu.
Oz Bayldon, a musician by profession, organised the World’s Longest Gig in London and then in late 2005 World’s Highest Gig just above the base camp of the Mount Everest to raise funds for the project.
The assistance of HeNN volunteers in Kathmandu has been tremendous in the construction of the shelter. However, HeNN is extremely grateful to Dr Franz Schmid from Switzerland.
Dr Schmid had visited the under-construction shelter only once but was so impressed by HeNN's work that he donated US$ 56,000 in two installments in late 2010 and in August 2011 to complete the pending work of the shelter. Because of his support, HeNN is now confident that the shelter can be started at the latest by the middle of 2012.
How can you help?
We are now looking for sponsors of the first twenty children who will take residence in the Shelter through our Bhai-Bahini (Brother-Sister) programme.
If you can commit US$1,200/annum for the long-term benefit of one of the children, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We will contact you as soon as we are ready to house the children in the shelter.
The cost of the sponsorship is calculated on the basis of shelter’s total running cost, which is divided by the total number of children (56). The cost includes food, lodging, education and health care facilities.
If you simply wish to donate towards the construction of the Shelter please do so via this link.
You can view below by clicking on the images the detailed drawings of the shelter.