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  • Happiness is a parcel from the UK

    In the absence of Lai See’s annual trip to Kathmandu two parcels have been sent to Kathmandu via DHL Uma’s children, in particular, enjoyed receiving news from their sponsors. Some little gifts of moisturisers, knitted hats and gloves, make up bags, talcum powder and underclothing brought smiles to their faces. The letters to other sponsored

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  • Lubhoo School 3rd Round Food Relief

    In addition to the support to improve the facilities and infrastructure at Lubhoo school, KIKN also sponsors 9 girls attending there. It is with the hope that they study well and achieve the necessary grades to progress to higher education. They are among the families in the line up for the food. Thank you all

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  • 3rd Round of Food Relief at Adarsha School

    A happy time for the families. The food distribution at Adarsha School happened just before the arrival of the Festival. Happy Dashain to all the friends and supporters of KIKN. May the year ahead bring better times for us all. Stay safe everyone. Thank you all for making it happen.

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  • 3rd Round Food Relief at Ishwor School

    KIKN distributed the third round food relief for all the 95 children at Ishwor School on Saturday. This group of children are the most vulnerable of all the children KIKN helps. Many of the parents are immigrants coming from the Indian border, hoping that begging in tourist rich Kathmandu will be a better option. Many

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  • Third Round Of Food Relief

    KIKN started its third round of food distribution on Monday 28th September at Shree Buddha School. Thanks to all you loyal sponsors and supporters, you have made it possible to help feed a further 1200 children and their families in the 6 schools. The timing coincides with the arrival of the Nepalese Festivals ( similar

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  • Second Round of Food Relief Completes at Lubhoo School

    Last but not least, KIKN was able to deliver food relief to the children and their families at Lubhoo School after the latest lockdown was eased.It was an eventful journey for the greengrocer. With the rainy season, the rural road was reduced to thick squelchy mud along the deep rutted surface. The fully loaded van

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  • Update on Food Relief Appeal

    As we enter August we are just completing our second round of food relief packages in our schools. These last a maximum of three to four weeks depending on the size of families. We are in the middle of our food relief appeal to enable us to complete a third round of food distribution across

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  • Second Round of Food Relief at Saraswati School

    With help from KIKN’s ever loyal supporters, Saraswati school received its second tranche of food relief. Thank you all for making it happen. The kids in Kathmandu are very grateful. So is KIKN here in UK. Thank You.

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  • Second Round Of Food Relief at Adarsha School

    This inner city school had its second food relief distribution.Thank you to all KIKN supporters across the globe. The children are assured of meals on the table for another 3-4 weeks.

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  • KIKN Food Relief Appeal

    We are making a general appeal for donations to help us raise funds towards a third round of food relief parcels for our six schools. Please help us to reach our £6000 target. All your donations will go directly towards purchasing food for the parcels. To donate and read more about our programme, please click on the link belowhttps://virginmoneygiving.com/fund/foodrelief_appeal 

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  • 2nd Round of Food Relief at Neel Barahi School

    The pandemic is still on in Kathmandu. Although the death toll is low, the number of cases are still on the increase in some areas but are starting to reduce in others. Two of the KIKN schools ( Lubhoo & Saraswati) are in the newly locked down area, to the south of the Kathmandu Valley.

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  • Second Round of Food Relief at Ishwor School

    Thanks to everyone who supports KIKN in our effort to put a meal on the table for our children. 20 kilos of rice plus lentils, beans, cooking oil ,sugar and salt were distributed to the children from begging families and others for a few more weeks.Thank you to Uma for the efficient organisation to make

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  • Second Round of Food Relief Commences at Shree Buddha School

    The ongoing lock down in Nepal is causing more hardship and suffering for the very poor. The situation is worsening as more cases of Covid are occurring.Shree Buddha Secondary School is kick starting KIKN’s continued effort to give a meal a day to their children and families. This is the start of a second round

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  • Annual Report and Accounts 2019

    We are pleased to announce that our Annual Report and Accounts for last year have now been formally approved and are available to the general public. You can now read a copy at your leisure by clicking on the link below to our secure website.https://kidsinkathmandu.com/kikn-annual-report-and-accounts-2019/We also now have printed copies available and will be distributing

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  • Food Relief at Adarsha School

    Adarsha School is a small inner city school catering for over 300 children. The school sits in a cul de sac with buildings on two sides of the street. The senior forms are opposite the nursery and kindergarten building. In the last few days KIKN was able to provide a similar level of help to

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  • Food Relief at Saraswati School

    With the pandemic worsening in Kathmandu, all the schools are still closed. The safety net of having a meal a day from the breakfast club is gone. KIKN is using the unspent breakfast money to continue to support the children and their families in our schools. Saraswati school is situated in a rural village on

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  • Food Relief at Lubhoo School

    With unspent breakfast club money due to the school closure, KIKN has been able to provide further help to another one of our schools. 200 of the most deprived families were given some food relief over the weekend at Lubhoo School. The children, families and the staff would like to thank you for your kindness

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  • Covid-19 Further Update from Kathmandu

    With the pandemic across the world, Nepal has been in lockdown since March. It is similar to the UK in that people can only come out for food and essentials like medical needs. With the closure of schools and colleges in Kathmandu, KIKN’s 7 breakfast clubs in the 7 schools have ceased till further notice. This

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  • FFK Virtual Fun Run 2020

    Why we need your help We are helping to raise funds for Futures For Kids (FFK), a charitable foundation that raises funds to support the lives of disadvantaged children and young people around the world. They have supported KIKN over the years. For the last two years they have held a Fun Run to raise

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  • Covid Update from Kathmandu

    Just to update you on the Covid-19 situation in Kathmandu. Nepal, like Britain is in a state of lockdown. All the schools and colleges are closed till further notice. The  7 breakfast clubs KIKN supports in our 7 schools have  ceased as part of the closure. Over 800  children are being affected. The main occupation,

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  • Congratulations !

    Congratulations to Kate, one of our Trustees, who on Sunday completed the second of two successive weekend half marathons! Kate was running in order to raise funds for some new school uniforms for the children at Adarsha school. Kate has raised the magnificent sum of over £2,000. I am sure the children at the school

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  • Grant funded improvements at Shree Buddha School

    As a result of an additional large grant from Futures For Kids (FFK) on 31/12/2019, KIKN has been able to send the funds to help several schools by increasing the numbers of children for the breakfast clubs and by the purchase of equipment badly needed by some of the schools. Shree Buddha is one of

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  • Visit to Kathmandu by the British Taekwondo Association

    David and Angela Bailey, Taekwondo instructors from the UK, recently asked if they could visit one of our schools to demonstrate this art of self defence. We arranged for them to visited Neel Barahi Scool to introduce the children to this art of self defence with a demonstration .It was very well received by the children.

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  • Chinese New Year Open House

    KIKN welcomed the year of the Rat on Saturday 1st February with its annual fund raising Open House. We have had one of the best years yet. Sponsors and donors came together to support the event. There was an array of delicious food and drinks available. It was a truly cosmopolitan event with people coming

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  • Kate is running two Half Marathons for Adarsha School Uniforms

    Kate, one of our Trustees is running the Brighton Half Marathon on 23rd February and to make things harder for herself is also doing the London Vitality Big Half Marathon one week later. This has meant lots of training runs for Kate. Kate is hoping to raise enough money to buy 50 children a school

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  • New Classroom Furniture at Jana Sudhar School

    It’s good to see that the new classroom furniture which was part of KIKN’s recent projects for 2019 is now in place and being well used at Jana Sudhar School. Thank You.

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  • Charity Quiz Night

    Thanks to our amazing supporters who came out in force, KIKN raised much needed funds towards the 7 Breakfast clubs in the 7 schools in Kathmandu – our focus and priority for 2020. It was KIKN’s best fundraising event to date. The room was buzzing with friendly but competitive spirit. It resulted in ties from

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  • Goodbye Land of Mountains

    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

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  • Visit to Ishwor School

    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

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  • Neel Barahi Higher Secondary School

    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

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  • KIKN’s Gift to Ishwor School

    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

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  • KIKN Annual Open Day

    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

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  • Visit to Nepal Ardasha Secondary School

    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

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  • Shree Buddha Secondary School Visit

    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

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  • Visit to Saraswoti Secondary School

    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

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  • Visit to Jana Sudhar School

    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

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  • Annual Shopping Spree

    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

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  • KIKN’s Pride and Joy

    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

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  • Lubhoo School

    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

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  • Nepal Adarsha Secondary School

    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

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  • First Visit to Shree Budhha High School, Lalitpur

    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

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  • KIKN Sponsored Children Part 2

    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

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  • KIKN Sponsored Children Part 1

    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

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  • Annual Trip to Kathmandu

    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,

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  • London to Paris in 1 Day

    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

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  • Futures For Kids (FFK) Fun Run 13th June

    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

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  • FIA IDX Gala Dinner

    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

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  • Cake and Craft Sale at Lower Marsh

    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

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  • 8th KIKN Annual Charity Cricket Match

    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

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  • Annual Report and Accounts 2018

    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

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  • FFK Sponsored Charity 5/10K Fun Run

    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

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  • 3rd Charity Quiz Night

    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

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  • Qatar College

    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

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