Founded in 2005 SEOD Children’s Home is located in the beautiful Pokhara valley, 200 km west of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu. It is currently a home for 14 wonderful children who are either orphaned, abandoned or rescued from abusive family members. Despite the serene landscape and the ancient culture. Nepal fast modernization has left countless children homeless or lacking a safe social environment.
No matter how much we love and cherish each member of our Seod family, we are just a substitute and can't fully replace their original families. Therefore one of our main aims is to reintegrate the children to their families if possible Two of our boys, Udip and Santosh, left our home last year after almost 5 years and they're now reunited with their mothers. Both of them lost their fathers which left their mothers unable to provide for them. Over the last years we have helped the mothers to improve their situation and now with a little financial support from us they can live as a family again. They consider them self very lucky to have two families now and it is always a great joy to see them during their regular visits.
Currently there are 12 boys and 2 girls living with us at the children's home. As mentioned previously, our children come from diverse backgrounds and situations.Here it is a short portrait of a few family members and their brief stories.
Prakash joined our family at the age of 10. His father worked in India where he was diagnosed with aids and passed away shortly after. His uncle seized all the family property leaving Prakash and his mother on the streets. His mother also passed away rapidly. Prakash is now 16, has excellent spoken English skills, and is showing a big interest in gardening and sports.
Habil's parents are still alive but his mother suffered a terrible accident, which rendered her handicapped and left her family without any financial means to bring up their child . On top of their already difficult situation, their remote family home was completely destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. Habil is a calm boy, an intelligent student and is very helpful with running the home. We hope to reunite him with his family in the coming years.
The two sisters came to us at the very young age of 2 and 3. Their father was battling with depression and lost the fight at the end. Their mother remarried shortly after but her new husband rejected the two sisters, forcing the mother to abandon them. Today they are 13 and 15. They are both great students who enjoy dancing and Kripa has become a great chess player.
We met Sagar and his elder sister Regina at the very beginning of our journey. Both of their parents had passed away and their impoverished grandparents weren't able to care for him. Today Sagar is 23, studies Tourism and Hospitality in a collage and he's a big help for SEOD as an Assistant Manager. He also helping Uma in kitchen everyday and his brothers and sisters with their studies and homework.