Promoting Resilience of Child Domestic Workers in Kathmandu
In and around Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
CWISH work with child domestic workers in Kathmandu, offering rescue and rehabilitation, counselling and family reintegration support. They also offer drop-in services for child domestic workers and support for them to attend school. Over the course of this project, CWISH will be exploring ways to incorporate learning from Bamboo 1 – for which CWISH was a research site – in to their ‘Exit Strategy’ approach to removing CDWs from harm, and trialling resilience based approaches in their drop-in and supported learning interventions. They will also be working with formal and informal stakeholders such as the police, authorities and local community members such as market traders. An important finding from the Bamboo 1 research at CWISH was that religious and spiritual festivals are important in helping children to feel included and supported. For this reason CWISH will be incorporating cultural events and festivals in to their pilot.