Loo Niva Child Concern Group
Loo Niva became active in 1994 and in 1997 organised itself as a non-governmental organisation with the aim of comprehensively developing the living conditions of children. This Lalitpur-based organization operates at the grassroots level, but has networked at the national level. Through various projects and programmes, the organization supports children’s schooling and strengthens a fair and equal society. The aim is to ensure a safe school route for all children, better health and a peaceful living environment, and socio-economic development. The organisation’s partners are schools, communities, the municipal sector, human rights organisations and various associations. Loo Niva’s projects are funded by the Finnish Ministry for foreign affairs. Interpedia is a Finnish affiliate of Loo Niva.
Here you can read more about Interpedia: https://interpedia.fi/en/
Here you can read more about Loo Niva: https://www.loonivachild.org.np/
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General secretary of Loo Niva and co-founder of the organisation is Narendra Dangol.
Our association’s support is directed towards the youth Sponsorship programme (ent. Academic Sponsorship Programme). It supports young people who have left primary school while studying in vocational education or college. From Jyväskylä, we also support young people through the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä (JYY), with whom our association agreed a cooperation agreement in 2018.
In 2017, four young women who study at two different colleges in Lalitpur district were selected for the program. At the end of 2018, there were three young people studying under the grant. At the moment, all the young people involved in the programme are women aged 17-22.
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Alka, Albina and Kalpana
Young people covered by the aid will be paid tuition fees, school uniform, school materials and possible school rides. The cost of one pupil is around€ 300 – € 500 a year.
This year the plan is to double the number of young people, which means to increase the number of students from three to at least six. We also want to improve the quality of support by directing funds towards providing psychosocial support and guidance.
Since the beginning of the cooperation, members of our association have visited Nepal. In Lalitpur, we have been able to meet both the employees of Loo Niva and the young people receiving support face to face.