About EBMF

Esther Benjamin Memorial Foundation (EBMF) is a non-political, non-profitable and non-government organisation constituted with its only aim to provide social service. The organisation has been working for the welfare of the marginalised, backward and poor children who are trammelled by the multiple social problems, living in vulnerable condition, at risk and always in need of immediate support. Since its establishment in 2007, the organisation has rescued and rehabilitated more than 600 Nepali children who were trafficked into Indian Circuses giving them support for education or vocational trainings.

The organisation has been providing protection and overall care for 50 children in its Residential Childcare Home in Lalitpur, Nepal where the 100 per cent children are given protection and appropriate care providing formal education, health and psychosocial services and other facilities for their holistic development. EBMF is working in Makwanpur district which is one of the trafficking prone districts of Nepal. It has established a satellite office at Hetauda to cover the surrounding area of the district. EBMF is working with community schools in the district in order to improve the environment and quality in the schools. Every year about 500 needy children are being supported by the organisation providing them educational scholarship (bursaries) and making their dream true getting access to the education. Simultaneously, the organisation is also raising awareness against trafficking conducting awareness sessions in schools and communities.

There is no place like home but always has alternative of children care home, in 2012, the organisation has reviewed its strategy and has been giving more emphasis in Deinstitutionalisation. Some of the children have been reintegrated to their families and being supported in their own native place where they should be all the time. As a sustainable approach to reduce dependency of these families, the organisation has been putting effort to support the families of reintegrated children for capacity development and income generation.