CHARITY SUPPORT PROGRAM (CSP)
(Previously known as SOCIAL WELFARE PROGRAM)
The Charity Support Program exists to support ‘one of’ cases of need that Shanti Nepal staff become aware of in the communities they work. Staff often encounter people in the community who require immediate financial, material, social, or psychological assistance. These people range from disaster victims to helpless women, children, elderly people, and those with disabilities. Shanti Nepal endeavours to provide physical, social, psychological and spiritual support to the people with special needs from our project areas through the Charity Support Program (CSP). The program is funded by the generous gift of staff who donate a small part of their salary each month to the fund and also from other private donors.
The CSP comprises four programs:
Scholarship: Shanti Nepal runs a scholarship program which provides support to children with special needs or from ultra-poor families. The scholarship gives priority to students attending gradeschool at government or community schools, however consideration is also given to students in other circumstances.
Support for Medical Treatment:Shanti Nepal provides financial support to individuals in need who require medical treatment with priority given to those whose cases have been referred to a hospital. The support also includes transportation costs when necessary.
Disaster Relief Support: Shanti Nepal provides relief support to households affected by small-scale disasters such as floods, fires, landslides, lightening etc. The aim of this support is to restore basic daily life for families after these emergency situations.
Livelihood Support: Shanti Nepal also may provide one time livelihood support to victims of disaster or individuals with special needs based on the recommendation of project staff.