Criminal children being rehabilitated through various programs in Nepal

16:42, May 18, 2010      

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Under Privileged Children Education Program (UCEP)-Nepal, in association with the government of Nepal, is rehabilitating children in detention.

UCEP-Nepal is a non-governmental organization established in 2001 working in the right based approach especially in the child right sector.

Right now in partnership with the government, UCEP-Nepal is running children correction home in Bhaktapur, in the capital Kathmandu Valley.

"UCEP-Nepal is dedicated to protect and promote the rights of children, and it provides opportunities for education and job oriented skill training for self employment making them independent," said Santosh Sharma, Legal Officer at Children Correction Home, in a recent interview with Xinhua.

The criminals who have done different crimes and are under 16 years of age are kept in detention in the children correction home.

A total of 536 children have been admitted to the correction home, including 14 girls and 522 boys since its establishment.

In this fiscal year, 49 children including 48 boys and 1 girl involved in various crimes have been admitted.

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