Meet the Family
Gore came to CPS in May 2013 from eastern Nepal, aged 6. He was living rough and begging for food. Gore has settled in well and is excited to be going to school.
Gore is our 'Little warrior'. He loves to dance at any opportunity!
Sangita came to the CPS in November 2011 aged 5, from Banglibang which is a very remote part of Nepal. Her father died in a landslide and her mother was raped and killed by her uncle, who is now in prison. There was nobody to care for Sangita so she slept in sheds at night and wandered round the village for food in the day time. When Bharat found her she didn’t have adequate clothes and was shaking due to the cold. Sangita has settled well with her new brothers and sisters and is very excited about starting school in April.
Mohan came to the CPS in March 2013 aged 5. His mother died of cancer and his father is an alcoholic whose idea of caring for him was to feed him wine to keep him quiet.
Mohan loves to go to school and is considered to be the brightest child in his year.
Rekha came to CPS in June 2011. Her father died before she was born and her mother passed away last year as a result of an unsafe abortion (she had a relationship which was deemed illegal). After her mother’s death, she was homeless and lived in her maternal uncle’s house, but they were so poor they could not feed or care for her.
Rekha started school in October 2011 and has settled in well. She is always full of beans and loves to play skipping and badminton with the older children.
Sangita came to the CPS in 2013 aged 7. Her father was a violent alcoholic and her mother remarried but abandoned her. She was surviving on donations of food from neighbours. Sangita is a quiet little girl who loves to be around her new sisters.
Manish came to the CPS aged 8. Both of his paents died in an accident when he was very young. He was homeless and being fed and given shelter by a neighbour. Manish is a very happy child and loves to dance.
Manish Thapa joined the CPS family in October 2013 aged 8. He comes from western Nepal. His mother is chronically ill and he was abandoned by his father. Manish feels like he has always been with us at CPS. He is a lovely boy who is cheerful, smart and always helpful.
Suntali came to the CPS in November 2011 aged 6 from Baglibang, a remote area of Nepal. She came to CPS in November 2011. Her father, mother and brother were all killed when a landslide destroyed their home. Suntali lived with her grandfather briefly until he passed away and unfortunately her uncle and aunt were unable to care for her.
When Bharat met Suntali she was suffering from a fever and was quite poorly. Suntali has settled in well and is enjoying and doing well in school. She is a quiet, kind and gentle child.
Bishnu came to the CPS in 2009 aged 6. His father died in a train accident in India and his mother died of kidney failure. He supported himself by working in a hotel washing dishes. He was paid with food but was homeless and lived on the streets. Bishnu is a very cheerful child who loves to play football.
Chandra was bought to the CPS in 2009 aged 6 by his father who was unable to support him due to being disabled. His mother died of cancer. Chandra is a delightful child who loves to have a cuddle. He enjoys dancing to hip hop music!
This year, Chandra won student of the year out of 500 pupils!
Ram & Laxman
Ram (Left) and Laxman (Right) are twins who came to the CPS in 2005 aged 4. They are from the Dolakha district of Nepal. Both of their parents were killed in a road traffic accident in the Kathmandu valley when they were just 4 years old. The boys were found lying with their parents bodies 2 days after the accident. They have no known relatives.
Laxman wants to be a doctor when he grows up. Both Ram and Laxman are cheeky young boys who love to sing and dance.
Kabita joined the CPS family in 2007 aged 5. We believe she lived in a small village outside of Kathmandu. Her mother died of cancer and nobody seems to know the whereabouts of her father. The Jawalakhel Social Services brought her to the CPS. Kabita is a beautiful dancer and hopes to continue this when she leaves school.
Manisha came from the dang district of Nepal in 2004 aged 4. The location of her father is unknown as he went to work abroad. Her mother still lives in Dang but was disowned by her in-laws because she could not bear a grandson. Her mother was so poor, she could not provide for her children so Manisha was left to fend for herself. Manisha is a determined child who has a great sense of humour.
Neha came from the Gulmi district of Nepal in 2004 aged 4. When the Maoist violence escalated in the Gulmi district, her parents abandoned her and escaped to a safer region. They never made contact again and it is believed they were both killed whilst trying to reach India. Neha works very hard at school and is her class captain.
Pushpa came to the CPS in 2007 aged 7 from the Pyuthan district of Nepal. Her father died of jaundice and her mother was so poor she could not support the family. Pushpa became a street child at a very early age, living hand to mouth to survive. She is very happy to be part of the CPS family, and we are very impressed at how her English has improved and confidence has grown since we first met her.
Suraj came to the CPS in December 2014 aged 12. Suraj’s father died in a train accident and his mother died from kidney disease. He was working in his village cutting grass for the cows and buffalo. Suraj’s brother Bishnu already lives at the CPS. The brothers are very happy to be together. Suraj loves to dance and is quite the showman!
Pratibha came to the CPS in December 2014 aged 8. Pratibha comes from western Nepal. Her father was an alcoholic and died from scoliosis of the liver. Her mother abandoned her to live in India with her new husband. She was left with her maternal Uncle who was unable to care for her. Pratibha is a delightful child who is keen to improve her English. She has a lovely smile and enjoys being with the “big girls”.
Asmita came to the CPS in January 2014 aged 10. She is from a very poor family. Her father died when she was a toddler, and her mother remarried and abandoned her. At this point, Asmita had to stop attending school. Asmita is a happy and helpful little girl. She smiles constantly, and it very engaging. Her spoken English is excellent.
Manita came to the CPS in January 2014 aged 6. She is from a poor family and has two sisters. Her mother left her family to remarry and moved a long way from their village. Manita’s father has TB. If his treatment is successful, he has promised to come back for Manita. Manita is a quiet child who is quite shy but enjoys being with all her new brothers and sisters.
Unik Sunar arrived at the CPS in November 2015 aged 7 years from Lalitpur, which is the same district as the orphanage. Unik's mother died when he was 5years old and his father is an alcholic. Unik would frequently receive severe physical and verbal abuse from his father and grandfather. His home was destroyed in the earthquake in April 2015.
Unik is very happy to start his new life at the CPS and has been warmly welcomed by all the children.
Charimaya came to the CPS with her brother Ananda in april 2016 aged 11. She had been living at another orphanage which was being closed by the Nepali authorities. Charimaya, initially very quiet and shy, has blossomed in confidence and is now a smiley, happy and more confident child.
Ananda arrived as the CPS with his sister, Charimaya, in April 2016 aged 15. They were previously living in another orphanage for around 3 years as their disabled mother is unable to care for them. Ananda is a clever young man who works hard at school. He lives in house 2 with the other older boys and enjoys playing football with them.
Mison arrived at the CPS Orphanage in August 2017 aged 7. He comes from the far western part of Nepal which is very rural. Mison's father is deaf and mute and unable to give him care or provide for him. His mother abandoned the family several years ago. Although Mison is not an orphan, the government authorities recommended that he should be re-homed. Mison is very happy to live at the CPS and the other children are happy to welcome him!
The CPS bursary programme continues to expand and we now have 10 children benefiting from the scheme, who would otherwise not receive a high standard of education due to lack of financial support. School fees, school admission and exam fees are paid directly to school, and books and copy books, uniform, school shoes and bags are provided by the CPS manager Bharat. The children are selected on the basis of need and their attendance and school performance are regularly monitored. They continue to live with their family member/carer.
Ashriya is an only child aged 5. His family are from the Ramechhap district in eastern Nepal. They came to Kathmandu in search of work but his father only manages to find work from time to time and earns around 400 NR per day.
Ashriya has kidney problems and needs regular medical checks. It is difficult for his mother to work as she has to manage Ashriya's medical needs. Money is very tight as they pay room rent of 4-5,000 NR per month. They also have to pay medical expenses of 7,000 NR per month.
His mother is extremely grateful for the support of CPS in sending him to school.
Shreya, aged 5, has an older sister and her family are originally from the Sarlahi district in eastern Nepal. The family are very poor with no land at all back in their village. They live in a rented room.
Shreya's father is not able to work due to ill health and her mother is a street vendor selling spices. Family members are paying for Shreya's sister to attend school but could not cover the cost for Shreya as well.
Shreya is a bright and friendly little girl who loves attending school.
Sonam & Prasang
Brothers Sonam (aged 7) and Prasang (aged 5) started school at the end of October 2016. Their mother Mina works as one of our two ‘didis’ assisting with the washing, cleaning and cooking. Their father is unable to work regularly due to ill health. The boys were only receiving a very rudimentary education and are very happy to now have the opportunity to attend a very good school.
Prashansa is 8 years old and from a lower caste family. She is from the Kathmandu area and the family home was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. Prashansa's family are very poor and she lives with her parents in a hut.
Sammer is 8 years old and from outside the Kathmandu valley. His father died and Sameer lives in a rented room with his mother.
Sita is 9 years old – her father has died and she lives with her mother. The family are from outside Kathmandu.
Unika is 8 years old. Her mother is unwell. The family comes from Kavre, outside Kathmandu.
Akash is also 8 years old and from outside Kathmandu.
Laxman is 8 years old and his father has died.