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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- 2nd October 2019
Once again, it is time to say goodbye for another year. It has been a hectic 4 weeks. The month has just flashed by. With Uma’s help, the school visits have been well planned and fruitful. The KIKN team has had the opportunity to update, refresh and reacquaint with the current and new schools’ Heads
- 29th September 2019
KIKN trustee John Crowe paid his first visit to this little school. He was welcomed and honoured in the traditional way by the Headmaster (see photo). A box with children’s board games, skipping ropes, art materials and colouring pencils was handed over to the school. John saw the 5 small class rooms. He was struck
- 24th September 2019
This is the first school KIKN supported way back in 2011. With its forward thinking Princpal, Januka Paudel, it has come a long way. It is one of the outstanding BEACON schools in the Kathmandu Valley. It had 8 A level students in 2011, compared to 254 students currently. With support and commitment from KIKN
- 22nd September 2019
Each year KIKN gives the 85+ children and their families a food parcel to help towards Dashain festival. This year, KIKN is also giving the children 2 sets of uniforms each to help to promote a sense of belonging and uniformity. Uniforms were handed over individually by the KIKN Chair. The children were excited to
- 20th September 2019
For the first time KIKN invited the Principals, and Heads of the7 schools we support to our Annual Open Day. We had the biggest crowd to date, just under 100 to cater for. Almost all the sponsored children came with their mums. They enjoyed a good Newari feast and went away happy with their winter
- 18th September 2019
The KIKN team visited our 7th (new school) on another very wet day. The weather is unbecoming of Kathmandu. September is usually sunny and dry, a perfect time to visit and trek across the mountain ranges. The Headmaster past and present were on site to show us the school which is situated on both sides
- 18th September 2019
The KIKN Chair visited our 6th (new ) school with the team on a very wet and sodden day.The KIKN team was warmly welcomed in the traditional manner with Tika, Garland and a Nepali crafted scarf. We had a formal welcome from the Chairman of the school management board. A presentation was made with the
- 17th September 2019
A visit to the school was made today by the KIKN Chair and team. We were greeted with a Tika, Garland and Nepali scarf. The school is currently feeding 135 children from the KIKN given funding for 100. This is real added value to KIKN. The Headmaster requested more help to increase the Breakfast club
- 16th September 2019
KIKN started supporting this school in 2013. The annual visits over the years have seen a vast improvement in the facilities and infra structure benefitting the 300+ children in the school. Unbeknown to us, the school organised a surprised welcome because it was Nepal Children’s day! All the children, over 300 of them, lined the
- 14th September 2019
Each year, every sponsored child is given a pack of winter clothing plus undergarments at KIKN’s Open Day. In the earlier years, it involved traipsing round the overcrowded wholesale centres over several days to source the winter jackets, tracksuits, t-shirts, socks and undergarments. They were exhausting days I remember. Over the years we have learnt
- 13th September 2019
It is always such a joy and with a sense of pride whenever I meet up with KIKN’s first 4 University graduate and under graduates namely Asmita, Apsarah, Sangita, and Laxmi. Asmita (pictured with her own sponsored child Rojina) graduated over 2 years ago in Business Studies. She started doing some social and community work
- 12th September 2019
The Chair of KIKN joined Lai See to visit this inspiring school. They were warmly welcomed with garlands and traditional Nepali scarves. The demand for increasing the numbers at our Breakfast club is pressing. This is the common issue facing all the 7 schools we are helping. 100 children in every school club is no
- 11th September 2019
This new school is KIKN’s 7th. A small Breakfast club (for 50 children) was started at the school on 1 September. A.n inner city school with very little outside space for sports. The school was set up over 60 years ago. It was rebuilt following the 2015 earthquake. The school buildings sit on both sides
- 10th September 2019
This is the 6th school that KIKN is supporting. The school was set up over 50 years ago with a handful of children. It has over 600 pupils currently with 26 teachers. It takes pupils up to Year 12 (A level) standard. It is situated on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley, surrounded by green
- 9th September 2019
The 9 Lubhoo children came today for their sponsors’ letters. Such a pleasure to see them. The thirteen and fourteen year-olds have grown very tall and beautiful. How times fly……. Every child read their letter with anticipation with a gift/gifts from their sponsor. They were well received! Such delightful company. It took the children over
- 8th September 2019
It is always a pleasure to meet up with the 40 sponsored children within the first few days of arriving. It is my first opportunity to talk to them at leisure, finding out how their school lives have been for them and the welfare of their families.Sometimes children will ask, out of desperation, for help
- 7th September 2019
Hello Kathmandu,Another year, another trip to see the children and visit the projects we have set up in the 5 schools we support. All Uma’s children are growing and shooting up fast. They look forward to Lai See’s annual visit. They took great joy and anticipation in receiving their sponsors’ letters. M&S underclothing, hair ribbons,
- 4th July 2019
Jacek Rosiecki, one of KIKN’s sponsors, fund raised for us recently through a cycle ride to Paris in 24 hours. An amazing feat by Jacek and his colleagues who rode with him. The ride has raised over £1,000 for KIKN so far. This amazing sum has meant that KIKN can kick start its 7th new
- 17th June 2019
Lai See and Kate ( KIKN trustees), together with another 150 or so runners, took part once again in the annual FFK Fun Run/ Walk to raise funds for our biggest donor – FFK. Positive thinking helped to keep the rain at bay last Thursday at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It was cool with
- 6th June 2019
On Wednesday 5th June Lai See had the honour of being invited to the Gala Dinner at the end of the FIA IDX Conference by FFK (Futures For Kids). This event is the highlight of their fundraising calendar. It was a grand black tie affair with many of the great and good of the Financial
- 5th June 2019
To round off our charity cricket match weekend we held our usual follow up cake and craft sale on Monday 3rd June at Lower Marsh. There were lots of additional great cakes for sale especially made for the two weekend events. Thank you to all the cake makers and to the staff at Lower Marsh
- 4th June 2019
Once again, the sun was out for our annual charity cricket match on Sunday 2nd June. Thanks to the ever loyal supporters, a good time was had by all who were there.There were lots of very tasty cakes on sale made by some of our loyal supporters. A good array of raffle prizes and a
- 16th May 2019
Our latest Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2018 are now available for you to download and read by clicking on the link below. https://kidsinkathmandu.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/KIKN-Annual-Report-2018.pdf There is a featured case study on the challenges facing the charity with the increasing numbers of 6th formers and those wishing to go on to higher education. You
- 15th May 2019
Once again Futures for Kids, the charity that has supported KIKN very generously over the last few years, is holding it’s annual fundraising event on Thursday 13th June 2019. Following the great success last year they are holding their second 5/10K Charity Fun Run with the emphasis on Fun. Two of our Trustees, Lai See and Kate
- 27th April 2019
KIKN held its 3rd highly successful Quiz night on Friday 26 April.The ever loyal supporters turned up in force for the event. Everyone enjoyed an evening of fun and social interaction. Fabulous raffle prizes, colourful Batik craft with posh bangers and mash ensured a good time was had by all .A big ‘Thank you’ to
- 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