Esther Benjamin Memorial Foundation (EBMF) was established in 2007 with the objective of rescuing Nepalese children who had been trafficked to India or displaced and put in a vulnerable condition within Nepal. Since its inception, EBMF has rescued over 700 children and has safely reunified most of them with their family.
EBMF has been supporting the rescued children for their post-rescue care by reuniting them with families where possible. For those children whose reunification is not possible are being cared by providing structured residential care in small family type homes (Child Care Home) ensuring their protection and holistic development. EBMF is operating two care homes, one in Lalitpur and one in Makwanpur districts. Apart from this, EBMF has setup one safe home (transit home) in Lalitpur district to engage rescued children in post rescue activities.
EBMF believes that lack of education facilities, unemployment, awareness about trafficking are the prime causes of trafficking leading to different form of child slavery. EBMF purposes to address these issues with its different approaches such as improving school infrastructure, raising awareness in school and community level about trafficking and providing scholastic bursaries and Income Generation support.
EBMF works in extremely remote areas of Makwanpur district which have difficult terrain and very little access to basic facilities. EBMF values working in areas where there is greater need.
Our Vision is to enable every child to exercise their rights for their wellbeing.
Our aim is to ensure safer childhoods by ending child slavery through enabling system and community to rescue, re-integrate(reunite) and empower children at risk.