News from our Partners – Grace Home, Kathmandu
Each week we are seeking to share updates about our partners as they face Covid-19. This week we are sharing news from our partners in Nepal, who run Grace Home in Kathmandu.
Grace Home cares for 9 children aged 8-17 and only one of the children returned to their family when the pandemic spread and Nepal went into lockdown. The rest have remained safe and well at the home and the staff team report that the time spent learning and being together has really helped to bond the children and to make the home feel like a true family.
Our partners also report than all of the children have been continuing with their studies using Zoom to learn online. They shared that a number of children have completed their year successfully and will be going up a year when school begins again. In Nepal children have to pass their school year before they can progress so we are thankful to God that the team at Grace Home have supported the children’s learning during this period.
Grace Home is one of 6 homes that Rope supports through its Brighter Futures Group Scheme. There are 130 children in the homes based in India, Bangladesh and Nepal through its Brighter Futures scheme.
We have kept in close contact with all of our partners as they have responded in different ways to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. About half of the children have stayed at the homes and half have returned to family members. This has been in response to a mixture of government restrictions, schools being closed and requests from the families themselves.