The direct help foundation
|TDHF was created on year 2000, when Toni Aguilar, born in Barcelona, made another one of his many journeys to Asia. During his latest trip to Nepal, he had met several children who lived badly in the streets of Katmandu, they slept inside cardboard boxes and they ate just when they had food. They hardly subsisted, had no future ahead and felt hopeless. After getting his family and closest friends support, Toni made up his mind to start what is called The Direct Help Foundation. TDHF: a humanitarian adventure.|
TDHF was created so that a part of the population, with no means to subsist on their own, can cover their basic necessities such as a roof to shelter, food, clean clothes, hygiene and health care and also to have the opportunity to access to education and professional training.
The immediate objectives in direct help intend to cover the most urgent necessities in those children and women who take part in TDFH programs; the final objective is achieving that these people can be autonomous in the next future.
Some of the projects carried out by TDHF are:
Kumari House is TDHF first project, a house for homeless children.
|The widows' house
In Asia, widow women are margined by their own communities and they stay with their children in the absolute neglect. Most of these women have not received education, they have never attended school and they have children to feed; these shortages puts them is a state of clear disadvantage when they have to cope with the needs appearing in life. Thanks to this program, they and their children are receiving special attention. They are supplied with food whenever they need them, they receive medical attention, they are helped to have a home with all the basic things. Likewise, their education is promoted so that they can recover their self-confidence and keep on going.
It started at the beginning of 2008 with the purpose of creating a favorable and motivating place for the children in the neighborhood where they can get school reinforcement and they can enjoy their time of leisure in a healthy and enriching way during the afternoon (from the moment they go out from school until they get back home to have dinner). At the moment, the Open Center is offering its services to 30 children aged from 4 to 14 in the area of Bhurungkhel. The different activities are adapted to their specific needs according to their age.