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myRepublica Feature: GFI/Teterev Foundation Deliver for Children on Kilns

GFI's Bridge School Program, supported by The Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation, draws national attention for supporting the education of children on Nepal's Brick Kilns

Ensuring education and personality development

February 12, 2015

Establishment of Child Development and Training Center gives families of brick factory workers new hope KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Laborers at Shree Champimai Brick Factory in Lalitpur have a reason to smile. Their children will benefit from the recently established child development and learning center that is the joint effort of the factory and Global Fairness Initiative (GFI), an NGO. Earlier, they had no option but to carry their children around while working. But after the establishment of the center, their children can be seen playing or resting in the three-roomed center in the factory premises. Kalpana Pariyar, 20, feels a huge sense of relief. Until a couple of months ago, she was worried that carrying her child with her while carrying bricks would hurt him. “But now, with this new child center, I can work without worries,” says Pariyar who has been working at the factory for two years along with her husband. Another mother, Pooja Ghimire, is equally happy about the new center. Bringing her child to work meant exposing him to the excess smoke and dust which caused cough and cold, eye burning, etc. Now her 18-month-old child receives proper care and nutritious food. - Click here to read the full article:

Learn more about The Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation,
supporters of the Bridge School Program:
Teterev Foundation Website