March 4, 2013
A Blind Student Said, “I Was Nothing Without the Nepal Youth Foundation.”
Many children in the Himalayan country of Nepal are blind, deaf, or suffer from other disabilities. Some suffer from discrimination and cruelty. Only 30% of disabled people are educated; the rest are relegated to barren lives, unable to read, write, or earn a living. The government’s programs to help the disabled are vastly inadequate.
Ramchandra discusses how support from the Nepal Youth Foundation enabled him to overcome his disadvantages, become an excellent student, and even host a radio show. “I was nothing before I got support from NYF. NYF makes us capable to fight for our rights. They want to make us able to find ourselves jobs and be independent.”
The Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) is a U.S. based nonprofit that brings hope to impoverished Nepali children by providing what should be every child’s birthright — freedom, health, shelter, and education. The Nepal Youth Foundation was formerly known as NYOF.
Because dollars go far in Nepal, NYF literally changes lives for pennies a day.