The Plight of Nepali Children in Numbers • More than a third of Child-Population lives below the poverty line. • 50% Suffer from Malnutrition. • 10% do not attend school at all. • More than 50% defecate in open spaces. • Nearly 70% are deprived of deprived of at least one of these seven basic human needs: shelter, sanitation, water, information, food, education and health.
In Numbers: Children in Rural Nepal • Child Poverty is 3 times higher in rural households than urban households. • 41% of rural children are underweight. • 50% of rural children are stunted (low height for age)
We could go on and on with cold data and statistics. • Let us set that aside for a moment. • How about interpreting the statistics? • What does it say about US?
“There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children.“ Nelson Mandela “Whether or not you have children yourself, you are a parent to the next generation. If we can only stop thinking of children as individual property and think of them as the next generation, then we can realize we all have a role to play. ” Charlotte Davis Kasl, Finding Joy, 1994 "Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. -Margaret Mead
Some Faces Behind The Statistics • Insert Pictures Here