How we are responding to COVID-19
Hello to our dear friends and supporters, As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, particularly in neighbouring... Learn more »
We have some bittersweet news...
In 2021... we will carefully wind down our operations. The Executive Team and the Board of Directors at The Umbrella... Learn more »
Read Our Lockdown Newsletter (Covid-19)
Have a read of our latest newsletter to see the activities and achievements of the past few months! Click here to... Learn more »
Sem Gyalmo's Success
Sem Gyalmo came to Umbrella in 2008 after being separated from her parents, and lived in Umbrella's care until she... Learn more »
A Covid-19 message from our Country...
Namaste Everyone! Sadly Covid-19 has spread all over the world, taking the lives of so many people. We have been in lockdown... Learn more »
« Protecting Nepal’s Vulnerable Children »
— The Umbrella Foundation
The Umbrella Foundation is a non-profit NGO and registered charity in Ireland, Holland, Hong Kong, UK, and the USA working to alleviate the impact of trafficking, poverty and war on children and their families in Nepal. Established in 2005 in response to the growing number of illegal ‘orphanages’ neglecting children’s most basic rights – food, education, safe shelter, healthcare and love – we are a family-first, children’s charity which has rescued over 400 vulnerable children with the help of the Child Welfare Board, and reintegrated many back with their families and rural communities. Currently, we are supporting 75 children and youth in our Reintegration and Next Step Education programmes. We no longer operate childcare homes, with a focus nowadays on education opportunities for young people, and building awareness in rural communities around issues of child trafficking, child labour and child marriage.
Traffickers promise desperate rural villagers quality education for their children in Kathmandu, however, the reality is sometimes different and these children end up in unregistered, often abusive, ‘orphanages’ or displaced on the streets of Kathmandu.
We rescued children, sheltered them in our homes, and reintegrated many back with their families. We continue to care for these children in a holistic way, including supporting their education and overall health.