After many studies, FNV decided to start Aamaghar Pathashala project at village; Pumdi-Bhumdi-5 Kaski, nearly 10 KM west from main city of Pokhara to support needy children and address quality education at that area. Now, it is providing high quality pre-school education since 2012.
Supports have targeted to the children who are orphan, victims of armed conflict, in risk of trafficking, origins with poverty and untouchable family. Situation of children from the untouchable and underprivileged families is in anarchy. They often have no parents and if they do, these parents simply cannot afford to let their children go to school. They come into contact with alcohol, drugs, (sexual) violence and child traffickers and lacking their rights to grow up in an environment of love, respect and security. FNV is working now to manage own children home for the children who needed shelter care.
To its children, Aamaghar has provided a healthy environment where they can learn by self exploration what support their overall development: physical, emotional, social, moral, and cognitive. We pay attention to the creative development of children. It is not just the education but development center also. It adopts play-way and child centered approach. Love and respect is core value. In this way, the children are prepared for the school; raising the possibility for them to move on to regular schools with right foundation to build their own future. FNV is closely working with Light of Life, and NDA to achieve quality education goal through Aamaghar Pathashala.
The major objective of the project is to provide quality care and education for 100 children those are helpless or underprivileged and at risk to be trafficked. Some specific objectives are:
- Provide early childhood development facilities, daycare and night care.
- Provide quality education.
- Ensure softy of the children in absence of their parents.
- Strengthen children’s families in need.
- Mobilize community to address holistic development need of children.