What we do
Kids in Kathmandu Nepal (KIKN) charity has been set up to provide help and support to orphans and disadvantaged children and young people, mainly living in and around the Kalimati area in Kathmandu.
The Charity’s income comes from the sponsors of individual children, from fund raising events, from grants for specific projects, and one-off and regular donations from its supporters.
Sponsorship pays for the school fees, all the educational materials and school uniforms required for the sponsored children’s schooling.
How your Donation Helps the Children in Nepal
‘Your donation will go directly towards the running costs of 5 breakfast clubs in four schools in Kathmandu. It costs approximately 20p to feed a child a day’
KIKN was set up as a charity in 2011to help poor and socially disadvantaged children & young adults in Kathmandu, Nepal, to access education. We do this by:
- sponsoring 40 children through education, including university; and
- improving basic facilities and infrastructure in 4 schools in the Kathmandu Valley, thus benefitting over 2,000 pupils.
It has been shown that a child learns best when they have had a good breakfast. In Nepal, it also helps to improve access to education, giving these impoverished youngsters better life chances.
Over the years, KIKN has set up 5 breakfast clubs incrementally in the four schools we support. We feed almost 500 children every school day.
The benefits have been tremendous. The overall pupil population has increased between 20 to 40% in these schools. The schools report better pupil attendance, and improved ability to learn for those children receiving a daily breakfast.
Each year, like all small charities, KIKN works hard to raise funds to continue supporting our school projects. We are passionate about our charity and truly believe in our motto ‘A better life through education.’ Thank You.
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- 9th March 2019
Qatar college was recently on a field trip to Kathmandu with its students from the senior forms. KIKN was contacted for more information about the work we do in Nepal. Uma, KIKN’s rep in Nepal went along to meet the staff and students to highlight the work of KIKN in Kathmandu. A very generous donation
- 11th March 2019
Kate, KIKN trustee took part in the Vitality Half Marathon on 10 March Against the strong and chilly wind, Kate ran to raise funds for KIKN in a very good time. In fact she improved on her time from last year. It was an amazing day, what with the bands, choirs and the enthusiastic crowd
- 29th January 2019
On Sunday 10th March Kate Pottinger, one of the Trustees, is running the Vitality Big Half Marathon around parts of London to raise money for Kids in Kathmandu Nepal. You can read Kate’s story and, if you wish, make a donation by clicking on the link below which will take you directly to Kate’s fundraising
- 4th January 2019
At the beginning of January Lai See was invited to talk about her early years in the UK, leading to the foundation of KIKN and about our work in Kathmandu. The talk was well received. The ladies supported KIKN in sales of craft items It was an excellent start to 2019. Thank you Beverley and