Therapy for a child
Nepal is in its infancy as far as psychological counseling is concerned. There is much trauma among children because of the insurgency which raged through country for the last 13 years and was only recently resolved. Disabled children also suffer from oppression and discrimination, and they, too, are in need of counseling. Very little psychological counseling is available in Nepal, and most of it is very expensive.
This gift provides a psychological counseling session to a child in Nepal who needs counseling but cannot afford it. This child may be an orphan, or may have been abandoned or abused by his or her family. In order to meet the extreme shortage of pyschological counseling in Nepal, NYOF has established the Ankur Counselinc Center. Ankur provides counseling to children in need without charging them any fees. The Ankur Counseling Center also trains Nepali counselors to provide professional psychological services to the many children who need it, and provides training to others who work with children and help children with their problems. The center has introduced sand play therapy to Nepal – a form of therapy which transcends language and is therefore particularly suitable to the needs of children.