The purpose of FCWC

Survival

The children are saved from their life-threatening situation and are being transferred to the center. That way, the life of the child can be saved (for example: a lot of the children were severely underfed, with the risk of death).

Recovery

When the child is taken in, it has to have the time and the necessary care to recover. (for example: giving a child that has been underfed for a long time a new diet, organizing health check ups, medical attention, …)

Generating a stimulating and familiar environment

Children can only fully develop when they grow up in a stimulating and loving environment that is safe and sound. That is the reason why the orphanage tries to give these children a safe, loving and familiar environment for them to grow up in, where they can play games, are taken care of and are treated as equals by the ‘mother’ of the house. There is special attention for the needs, problems and development of each individual child, but we also focus on the children as a group. We try to stimulate them to explore their talents, and that is why we give the children the chance to do extra-curricular activities, like music and dance lessons, drawing lessons, karate lessons, …

Offer new chances

The children begin a whole new life when they arrive at the orphanage, and can finally get rid of some problems they had before. At the orphanage, they get the opportunity to lead a very different future life. Education is a key ingredient for them to have a brighter future. The children can go to school, can do job training, can even follow higher education. They receive guidance in their search for a job and independence in the Nepali society.

The ultimate goal is to give the children the means to take care of themselves and to take care of others, in accordance with the Nepali way of life. By teaching them norms and values and giving them education, they can manage to stay out of the vicious circle of poverty.

The orphanage has a very holistic point of view, with guidance from baby care to finding a job. The child has a central place in our policy and we always try to do our job with respect for the Nepali culture, without imposing Western values.