ABOUT THESE PROJECTS

All of the Projects supported by Keenan’s Kids focus on providing food and Nutrition to children of the world.

Kathmandu – 10 Years

Kathmandu – 10 Years

Ten years ago we celebrated the initiation of our “Milk & Rice” and “Fruit on Fridays” programs at the Orchid Garden Nepal (OGN) Daycare Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. At that time, we were thrilled to have sixty children in the programs.

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Meet Tarpon

Meet Tarpon

Tarpon came to Orchid Garden Nepal at the age of 10. By then, he had already experienced a challenging life. He was born in Pachnthar, in the eastern part of Nepal. The youngest of two children, his father died before he had a chance to know him. His mother, Tara, unable to provide for her children, left them with her parents and traveled to Kathmandu to make a life. There, she remarried and had a son. Throughout Tarpon’s childhood, his mother would return to Pachnthar once a year to visit him and his older brother.

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Protests & Civil Unrest

Protests & Civil Unrest

During April 2018, Nicaraguans began to protest the Government’s severe cutback in social security wages. Initially, it started with the elderly, but then active working families and students joined the protests.

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Meet Team OGN

Meet Team OGN

This is the group of women volunteers who help support and care for the children of Orchid Garden Nepal (OGN), the Daycare Center and School in Kathmandu. Furthest to the left, center above, is Bina Basnet, the Founder and Director of OGN.

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Chonco School Expansion

Chonco School Expansion

This year we traveled to Nicaragua during the Spring with two very special people. One was our niece, Claudia Van Slyke (upper left) and the other, a long time friend and supporter of Keenan’s Kids, Bernadette DeRodes (upper left).

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The Perseverance of Nepal

The Perseverance of Nepal

Nepal suffered a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25, 2015, and then suffered another one of 7.3 magnitude on May 12, 2015. As a result, approximately 600,000 families have been displaced from their collapsed homes. Orchid Garden Nepal(OGN), the children’s daycare center located in Kathmandu and supported by Keenan’s Kids, lies almost equally between the two earthquake epicenters.

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