Children's Outreach Programs provides Khushi Nepal the platform to estimate the current status of children's vulnerability and get interact with them in a regular basis. The major essence of children's outreach program is to provide quick relief to the underprivileged children and prevent their exploitations.
Khushi Nepal prioritizes outreach programs for children as these activities build foundation to other programs. Outreach programs for children directly connect an organization with underprivileged and vulnerable children. The outreach worker or field-worker plays the key role to familiarize the organization to the children. Children come to street due to various reasons. Street is the first place where they come and begin their life. So, outreach helps to find out the overall scenario of street life and stakeholders, which helps the organization to take action for their growth or welfare.
Khushi Nepal makes routine visits to the streets of Kathmandu. The fieldworkers of Khushi Nepal go to the field and begin their conversation like a one-day schedule and work, and then gradually learn about their health status, work situation, their friends' circle, interests and many more. The mostly visited spots are junk yards, traffic light areas, temples, tourist's areas, bus-parks, forests, public playing grounds. Khushi Nepal organizes different functions for the children.
Outreach activities build up an individual relation with each child. Children share their stories of joy and sorrow, past and present, and their way of thinking. On the first day, Khushi Nepal starts with general conversation with the child. Once the child gets familiar, gradually Khushi Nepal discuss his/her health status, work situation, the company that he/she lives with, family background, areas of interest and many more. So, a field worker can sketch a scenario of life of that child, and can help him/her out in the best possible ways.
Outreach is the best way to heal children's problems. Children, who specially live a street-life, are exploited by the peer-friends, junkies and some of the people from society. All such soft and noble activities help them to heal their pains and sorrow.
Thus, Outreach is the best way to learn about the child based on the real grounds, heal their problems. Moreover, Outreach better provides a platform to socially integrate the child in the particular society with the help of senior member/intellects in the society. Outreach can be a campaign to leave a message "Underprivileged children are no different than normal children and are merely the part of the same society".
Health and Sanitation
Children are often vulnerable to health hazards. Only a sound health can lead to a sound action. Though access to healthcare facility is a fundamental right, the distribution of health service doesn't seem to be equitable. Khushi Nepal provides healthcare support primarily through first-aids and extended aid with hospital treatments. Khushi Nepal also provides sanitary supports.
In streets, children are likely to have disputes, blade-cuts, burning, dog-bites, vehicle hits and other accidents. Many cases require simple first-aid treatment whereas some are critical and require hospital treatment. Khushi Nepal provides both services, as per the necessity of the case. The support continues with medication aids.
Khushi Nepal considers the essence of sanitation during field operations. The organization provides different sanitary materials like hand sanitizers, mouth fresheners, body lotions, soaps and creams to the needy children and their families.
Children who are underprivileged and vulnerable are observed to mostly suffer from deprivation of legal rights. Khushi Nepal not only provides counselling on legal issues, but also extends its mechanical and financial aids in attaining the legal documents through authorized legal governmental offices.
The legal supports that Khushi Nepal has been providing are:
- Birth Certificate
- Marital Certificate
- Death Certificate
- Juvenile Delinquency and others.
Legalization of underprivileged children, especially who live street-life, has always appeared challenging. There are sufficient cases where children have parents, but generations are deprived of citizenship and other legal rights. This may be due to lack of awareness among such people. As a consequence, the children when turn to adults face difficulties in absorbing the opportunities in employment, legal works and other sectors.
Khushi Nepal believes on overall development of children's physical, mental, emotional and social states. Khushi Nepal organizes different recreational functions for children to provide them recreations. The recreational programs include singings, dancing, kite-flying, theatre movies, games, sports, paintings, hiking, swimming, picnics, etc.
It is not that easy to deal with street kids. They do not have long patience to listen voices of the fieldworkers and do not possess all skills to accomplish the task. Refreshment is one of the easy ways of getting closer to the kids. Such programs additionally help them to learn importance of health, team work, creativity, discipline, fun, entertainment and timing in life.