Ethnik by Artisans is about social transformation through a mindful business model.
The core purpose of ethnik by artisans is empowering artisans and the communities where we source our products from. To actualize the positive social impact through our business we have partnered with a social organization based in Kathmandu - UCEP(Underprivileged Children's Educational Program).
Picture of all the children at UCEP premises
UCEP is working on a range of social programs dedicated to the welfare of underprivileged children in Nepal. They have one particular program which is the welfare of street children in Kathmandu – and this is where we want to contribute.
It is estimated that one child requires about £35 per month for the basic well being(food & water)
The reason we chose to work with UCEP is so that we are able to continuously monitor and assess the positive changes that are made possible by Ethnik – by you! We don’t want this to be just a one-time donation or a one-time gift contribution, we aim to support the growth and development of these children on a regular basis; by monitoring areas of growth and areas where further support is needed. We will be sharing more of this through our impact report over time.
Based on our meeting with UCEP team we found out that despite UCEP’s contribution to the welfare of these children there are gaps which they haven’t been able to fulfill. This is where we want to step in and contribute as much as we can.
- Regular supply of balanced diet and a clean drinking water
- Proper Clothing: Difficulty in managing proper clothing with UCEP’s current budget
- Not sufficient stationeries, books, and other educational materials.
- No Uniform, shoes, and bags for all children
- The need for a regular visiting doctor/Nurse
- No Medical insurance of Children
- Lack of proper first aid kits
Health and Hygiene:
- Proper access to clean drinking water(30% of the current budget is spent on drinking water, therefore, hard to manage other expenses)
- Need for a regular visiting counselor for the mental wellbeing of all the children.
Kitchen and dining facility at UCEP