We operate entirely by volunteers 100% of your donations will benefit the work in Nepal.
All members of our association work on a voluntary basis. Travel expenses or expenses are not paid for with donations.
The low administrative costs are financed entirely from membership fees.
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- In close cooperation with local children's homes and schools, we support those children and young people who lack the financial support of their families.
- Sachham supports these children and young people by paying the school fees and, where necessary, providing or arranging accommodation.
- We work closely with various education and training centres in Kathmandu.
- In order to increase the impact of our work, we are networked with organizations in Switzerland and Nepal that pursue similar goals.
"SACHHAM" stands for strength, ability, power
We strive to empower young Nepalese to improve
their own lives.
Sachham - A Bridge to Adult Life
The Sachham project enables young people without family and / or financial support to complete school and vocational training, which, depending on their talents will help them secure their own existence in the future.
A third of the population is under 14 years old. The great poverty in rural areas means that more and more children are growing up without fathers, who have to emigrate to ensure the livelihood of their families. In addition, many parents see themselves compelled in the situation of having to send their children to the city to find work. From the age of 5 the children have to work in the carpet industry, in brick factories, quarries, on construction sites, in agriculture, in households or hotels.
Forced labour, prostitution and child trafficking are on the agenda - a bitter reality that got worse after the devastating earthquake and the Covid 19 pandemic.
To alleviate this misery and to give a young, ambitious generation a perspective after school, we founded Sachham Nepal.
Sachham Scholar Program
Without supervision and financial support, many young people will not manage to complete an apprenticeship or find a job that gives them an adequate livelihood.
Without supervision and financial support, many young people fail to make the transition into professional life and find a job that gives them an adequate livelihood.
At the beginning of ‘Sachham Nepal’ stood the dormitory for single mothers with their children, which was founded by Kathrin Baumgartner. Since we still look after children and adolescents who for various reasons ...
In addition to increase the impact of our work, we are networked with organizations in Switzerland as well as in Nepal that pursue similar goals.
Newsletters and Annual Reports
Sachham Newsletter October 2022
An eventful year is coming to an end. A year that has presented us all, including Sachham Nepal, with unprecedented challenges.
Nevertheless there are many encouraging and positive things to report today. Let us consider events in the order they occurred.
On 7 March we started as planned with the first basic course for 9 young women from modest backgrounds at the Textile Training Center. At the same time the Community Actions Center (CAC), a Nepalese NGO, contacted us. The CAC leaders asked if we would also offer courses for very poor women, mostly former prostitutes without school-leaving qualifications. A good cooperation with this NGO has developed from their request. The CAC pays Sachham NPR 5,000 per participant.