Sahara Children’s Home was established in 1996 as a Nepali-led non-government organization. It provides a home for 21 children who are orphaned, abandoned or destitute. Boys and girls from age six and above are taken in until they are 18 years old and are able to live independently.
A modest sum of $20 per month would make a difference by ensuring that a child gets adequate education, food and clothing. Currently at Sahara there are no provisions for kids to seek further education beyond grade 12. Given the importance of higher education and vocational training in eliminating unemployment and poverty, funds from Avicenna Vision will likely be focused on providing an opportunity for Sahara’s graduating kids to pursue further education and skills training.