Nepal Youth Foundation was founded by Olga Murray, after her 1984 visit to the country. When she first went to Nepal she, “was overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape and the exotic surroundings, but most of all by the children she encountered there. They were poor beyond anything she had experienced before, dressed in rags, very dirty, poorly nourished and mostly unschooled, but with an amazing capacity for joy. She thought to herself that for the price of a good haircut back in the States, she could make a significant difference in their lives. She returned home determined, somehow, to find a way to help.”
And that she did, by creating Nepal Youth Foundation in 1990, and in 1992 the first children’s home was opened, for a group of homeless boys, who named their new home the J House. Two years the group stayed in a small house, moving once to a bigger house, and even adding some girls, who lived on the top floor. In 1994, the girls moved into a new house, the K House, and in 1998 the Nutritional Rehabilitation Home was opened, and provides hands-on life-saving services that restore the child’s health and educates the mother in nutritious food preparation and child care.
EO is proud of our Controller Steve Fox who is the Treasurer of the board of this non-profit which has to date helped over 10,000 children in Nepal.