The Foster Children

This page gives information and photos of all fourteen foster children who currently live at Foster Foundation Nepal in ascending order by their age. Even though we introduce only the foster children on this page, the parents don´t make any difference between their own and the foster children. If you come here without knowing them, you won´t be able to tell who are their own children by yourself. All the foster children attend the Paramount Public school in Pokhara which is only a 10 minute by bus from the Foster home. They are all studying hard, doing their homework very carefully as soon as they come home in the afternoon.

Santosh Chepang

IMG_8518 Birthday: 11th August 2008Living in the foster home since: 22nd August 2012

Character: Clever, speaks slowly & helpful child

 

Santosh Chepang was born in Siddhi VDC-8, Paimarang Chitwan of Western Development Regions of Nepal. His father died when he was 2 years old so now he has only his mother and a brother. They don’t have any source of income. Consequently, his mother was unable to take care of him and the situation of the family is really critical and poor. Santosh didn´t have enough to eatand was far from school education and good environment.
Considering the critical situation of Santosh, the Foster Foundation Nepal has been contacted by the V.D.C & DAO officer. The Foster Foundation Nepal agreed to accept Santosh into the Foster Foundation Children Home.
The target is to ensure Santosh a secure life and to provide him the necessary environment (Family, School, Medical care,
Food, Shelter, cloth …) so he can become happy and successful citizen of Nepal.


Dil Kumar B.K.

Birthday: 16th October 2006Living in the foster home since: 5th August 2010

Character: Clever and bright

Dil Kumar is the second youngest kid in the foster home and comes from the Myagdi district in Western Nepal. When his father died in a truck accident, his mother was left with her three children, no land and no money, not being able to care for them. Luckily, Dil Kumar was recommended to the Foster Foundation and able to join the family in August 2010. Everyone here just calls him Roman and he is cared for by a bunch of older sisters and brothers as well as the foster parents, of course. With his bright smile he wins over every new volunteer immediately.

     

Kritina Buda Magar

Birthday: 30th December 2003Living in the foster home since: 25th March 2012

Character: Looks a bit shy, speaks quite slowly, she is a helpful child

Hobbies: She loves listening to music and playing games like skipping and badminton

Aim: She wants to become a good businesswoman

Kritina was born in Goberdiha village development committee 1, Dang district of the Mid Western Development Region in Nepal. Kritina lost her mother when she was three years old. Her mother turned mad and abandoned her family and Kritina. Kritina’s father is also unable to take care about Kritina. He is deaf and his ability to speak properly is limited. In addition, he often has to work far away from home. At such occasions there is nobody who can take care of Kritina, since she has no other relatives either. Consequently, Kritina’s family situation is very critical and no security could be provided for her. Kritina’s father doesn´t have his own house. He lived with Kritina in a small cattle hut in Kaskee. The hut was provided for them by the villagers. From March 2012 on even this is not provided for them and the father was forced to find another place where he and Kritina could stay. Due to the powerty of her father, he is not able to provide proper food, clothing and medication for Kritina. Since her father has to move often to get a job, it is not ensured that Kritina can go to school, either.


Hem Prasad Sunar

Birthday: 2nd October 2003Living in the foster home since: 1st August 2010

Character: Clever and helpfulHobbies: Playing, singing and watching TV

Aim: To become a teacher

 

Hem was born in a hilly area in the Prabat district in Western Nepal as the youngest child of in total three siblings. When his mother got pregnant with him, his father went to India to work there but never returned home. Up until now, the family does not know if he is dead or alive. His mother was not able to feed Hem or send him to school. Now that he is able to live with the foster family he finally gets the opportunity to learn something and is thus studying hard to get a better future.

  

Om Prasad B.K.

IMG_8524 Birthday: 14th August 2003Place of birth: Salyan VDC-5, Luera, Kaski

Living in the foster home since: 11th June 2012

Character: A bit shy, speaks slowly, helpful and clever child

Hobbies: He loves listening to music, visiting new places and playing games (Football, badminton etc)

Aim: To be a good teacher

 

Om lost his father when he was seven years old. He has an older brother and three elder sisters. There is no source of income for the family. So, his mother is unable to take care of him. In fact, there was nobody who could take care of Om. Consequently, Om’s family situation is very critical and no security could be provided for him. Considering the critical situation of Om Prasad, Foster Foundation has been contacted by her mother and his relatives. The Foster Foundation agreed to take Om Prasad and to give him a new home in the Foster Children Home. Our target is to ensure Om Prasad a secure life, and to provide him with the necessary environment (family, school, medical care, food, shelter, cloth …) so he can be a happy and successful citizen of Nepal.


Mamta Bishwokarma

Birthday: 12th August 2003Living in the foster home since: 17th July 2011

Character: Polite and a bit shy

Hobbies: Drawing, singing, watching TV, playing and dancing

Aim: To become a good teacher

 

Originally from Leknath in the Kaski dristrict of northern-central Nepal, Mamta and her family moved to India in the hope of finding work and a better life. Already as a small child she had to do labour work in order to support her family. When her father died in an accident, the family was forced to move back to Nepal although they didn´t have a home there either. Her mother was not able to raise her own children due to her poverty. Mamta was recommended to the Foster Foundation by the municipality office in Leknath and taken in by the family. She is slowly adjusting to the life here as she first had to start learning Nepali to be able to communicate with her new foster siblings. When it comes to dancing, she forgets all about her shyness and doesn´t want the music to stop.

  

Preyrna Gaucha

Birthday: 6th June 2002Living in the foster home since: 1st August 2010

Character: Clever, sincere, helpful and independent

Hobbies: Playing, dancing and singing

Aim: To become a doctor

 

Preyrna comes from the hilly regions of the Parbat district in Western Nepal. When her mother remarried and left her old family, Preyrna and her younger brother could not stay with their father as he is very poor, doesn´t own any land and in addition to that is paralyzed so he is not able to earn any money. Preyrna thus had to live with some other relatives. As they could not really afford to feed her either, let alone send her to school, Foster Foundation Nepal decided to take her in to ensure a better future for her.

 

Asha Paudel

Birthday: 19th May 2002Living in the foster home since: 31st July 2010

Character: Clever, thoughtful and helpful

Hobbies: Playing with toys and dancing

Aim: To become a teacher

 

Asha comes from Rupandehi, a region in the Terai area in Southern Nepal. She has five brothers and sisters, two of them younger than her. When her father died, it became even harder for her poor mother to take care of her children. After some years of working and living in different homes, Asha was recommended to the Foster Foundation and is now very happy to be here. She studies hard for a good education and a better life in the future.

  

Rijan Tamang

Birthday: 9th May 2002Living in the Foster home since: 31st July 2010

Character: Clever and helpful

Hobbies: Playing, dancing and watching TV

Aim: To become a doctor

 

Rijan comes from a very remote and snowy area in the Mustang district in Northern Nepal. After his birth, his mother ran away with another man. His father is very poor, doesn´t have any own land and was not able to care for his children properly. Thus Rijan and his brother ended up in the streets. Instead of going to school he was taking drugs and smoking. Since he joined the Foster Foundation he is very eager to go to school and studies hard in order to take this opportunity to have a better future. In this warm and loving family atmosphere he stopped smoking and taking drugs. He is especially good in Mathematics and once he starts dividing numbers, he doesn´t want to stop anymore.

  

Shushila Pariyar

Birthday: 16th April 2002Living in the foster home since: 10th August 2010

Character: Clever and helpful

Hobbies: Reading, writing, singing and playing

Aim: To become a good teacher

 

Shushila was born into one of the lower castes in the Kaski district of Western Nepal. After her father died working in an Arabic country, her mother couldn´t care for Shushila and her younger brother on her own and was not able to get any support. In order to provide her with the opportunity of enough food, a healthy environment and education, Foster Foundation Nepal accepted her into the family home.

  

Sunita Mahato

Birthday: 13th December 2001Living in the foster home since: 6th May 2012

Character: Shy and helpful child

Hobbies: She loves listening to music, visiting new places and playing games like skipping and badminton Aim: She wants to become a teacher

 

Sunita was born in Sukra Nagar village development committee 4, Chitwan district, Western Development Region of Nepal. She lost her mother when she was a very small child. Her father works for another house as a servant. He is unable to take care of Sunita. She has grandparents but they are very old. They have a small house of their own but they can’t do anything for Sunita. She has one younger brother and one older brother. They live with some other organization. Until she joined the Foster Foundation she was under the care of her aunt (Father’s Sister) who was working in Pokhara as a servant. That´s why most of the time her aunt couldn´t really care for Sunita either. Since she has no other relatives, who could do this? Consequently, Sunita’s family situation is very critical and no security could be provided for her. So she came here by the district child right officer recommendation letter. Due to the poverty of her father, he is not able to provide proper food, clothing, and medication for Sunita.


Tul Maya Gharti

Birthday: 18th May 2001Living in the foster home since: 1st August 2010

Character: Shy and warm-hearted

Hobbies: Playing, drawing, dancing and watching TV

Aim: To become a doctor

 

Born in the hilly and remote area of Myagdi in Western Nepal, Maya is the oldest of three sisters. At the age of eight her father left her family to marry another woman. Maya doesn´t have any contact with him anymore. As her mother has no source of income, she is not able to care for her daughters. Before Maya joined the Foster Foundation, she was living with some relatives who were not able to provide her with enough food. She now loves playing with her younger siblings and likes to help her mother in the kitchen. She is very happy to be able to go to school.