Read our latest newsletter!
Have a read of our Spring 2017 newsletter to see the activities and achievements of the past few months. Click... Learn more »
The Umbrella Foundation's 12th Anniversary Picnic
On the 8th April, 2017, we held a large picnic to celebrate 12 years of The Umbrella Foundation. Over 300... Learn more »
Umbrella Wins 3 Awards in Nuwakot...
We are proud to announce that our team in Nuwakot district (who are implementing a UNICEF funded project) have been... Learn more »
Umbrella 7's Canada!
As the Rugby7s in Rio draws to a close with the Canadian ladies team taking home bronze, the Umbrella 7's Canada is... Learn more »
The Women of Umbrella
In Nepal things are rapidly changing for women in the workforce, and here at Umbrella we are very proud to... 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, USA and Australia 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 rescues vulnerable children and reintegrates them with their families and rural communities. When this is not possible, we support them in our homes until such a time as they can stand on their own two feet. As a responsible and ethical organisation, we work alongside the Child Welfare Board to prevent further trafficking and corrupt children’s homes from operating.
Traffickers promise desperate rural villagers quality education for their children in Kathmandu but in reality dump them in unregistered, often abusive, ‘orphanages’.