Children face several health risks from exposure to certain food additives and chemicals used in packaging materials, according to a new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

KATHMANDU, April 21: As part of its corporate social responsibility program on the occasion of its 3rd anniversary, Himalaya Airlines has handed over kitchen utilities along with a year's supply of notebooks for the children of Prayas Nepal, on the Nepali New Year's Day, on April 14.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Gazprom, official partner of FIFA and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, announced the opening of the Sixth Season of the Football for Friendship (F4F) International Children's Social Project.

Tej Prakash Shrestha is known for books of fiction and non-fiction. He started with writing poems in 1963. Later he shifted to travelogues and stories for children. He is better known for his children’s books such as ‘Timi Pani Deu Ma Phool Dinchu’, ‘Gharbhitra Kya Maaja’, ‘Mingmar’, among others.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Kiran Shoe Manufacturers, the producer of Goldstar shoe, has announced that it would support the Nepali team that is going to participant in the Street Child World Cup 2018 to be held in Russia from May 10.

Advocating children’s rights

January 19, 2018 09:16 am

Regardless of who they are and where they live, every child has certain rights by birth.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The Ministry of Health released the U.S. Embassy-funded 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey report, which highlighted Nepal’s progress over the last 20 years in improving maternal and child health.

The characters that we come across as kids almost always stay with us. Be it Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella or Red Riding Hood, we are not only familiar with their tales but we often remember these characters with great fondness. But, as Nepalis, it is also nice to know that now we have our own native characters to look forward to. While Nepali children literature is still in its infancy, there are writers who are making a lot of effort to help it grow.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Classic Events and SHAF NEPAL has decided to take initiation for the betterment of students that were affected by the recent tarai flood by organizing a charitable event ‘Pen and Paper’. The event is slated to be held at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on September 19.

MAHOTARI, May 6: Journalist and social worker, Raj Karan Mahato, has announced he will contribute the money he received as part of an award for the education of children from the Musahar settlement.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Minister for Industry, Nabindra Raj Joshi has declared that the state-owned Udayapur Cement Factory and Hetauda Cement Factory will set aside Re 1 to Rs 2 from every sack of cement they sell and the amount thus collected will be used for the welfare of chi

GORKHA, March 22: Rajani Miya, a primary level student was reading Nepali lesson loudly when another student, Binaya Baniya, started reading a story from his English textbook equally loudly. They would pause in the middle and look at each other and carry on. Other students were busy doing their class work in the same classroom. This classroom scenario was from the Nimel Primary School in Saurapani, during an afternoon last week.

SAN JOSE PINULA, GUATEMALA, March 9: A fire swept through the female section of a crowded children's shelter near Guatemala City early Wednesday and officials said at least 22 girls died and dozens more were injured.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Minister for Health Gagan Kumar Thapa has donated his first month’s salary to the Oncology Fund at Kanti Children's Hospital.

The essential children's bookshelf

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Fifteen-year-old Aditya Khadka’s documentary ‘Dhartiputra’ has been selected for the Chicago International Film Festival (CICFF), 2016.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Ten schools from Kathmandu and one school from Udaypur are gearing up to show their respective plays at the inaugural Bhadgaun International Children’s Theater Festival that’s set to kick off from October 23.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Lack of education is considered among the many problems hindering the progress of people of Musahar communities, a sub-group of Tarai Dalits. Now the situation seems to be gradually changing for the better as more numbers of students from the community are showing participation in higher level education.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: The Basundhara-based Ishan Children and Women's Hospital in Kathmandu remained tensed on Tuesday, following vandalism by the relatives and parents of a child who died in the course of treatment today morning.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The future of every child is largely influenced by their early childhood development (ECD). ECD experts and researchers concur that the early stage of a child’s life is very critical.