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 »
End of the Rural School Program
Umbrella has been supporting rural schools and their communities since 2007. In that time, with your kind support, we have... 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 »
Rajan's Success Story
Rajan Thapa is working as a Lab Assistant in the Asian Plus Medical Center, a polyclinic in Gongabu, and he... 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’.