CWON Australia is the Children’s Welfare Organization of Nepal – Australia.
What we do
CWON works in the Chitwan region of Nepal with people that have been displaced by 10 years of civil war as well as natural disasters such as floods and landslides. Currently we are focusing on the Chepang hills, primarily the villages of Jinglawo and Chola. Seven hundred families in this villages live well below the poverty line and must survive on just a few dollars per day, foregoing basic hygiene and healthcare.
CWON Australia runs hygiene training and health camps as part of our volunteer program each year. We are also committed to providing basic infrastructure, such as wells and sanitary blocks, to villages in Chitwan.
History of CWON Australia
We have been a registered charity since 2011. Our relationship with Nepal started in 2004 when Neville and Benita (co-founders of CWON) were on holidays in Nepal and met a man called Keshab Khanal.
Keshab runs his own charity in Nepal and relies primarily on international donations. Our organization raises money to work with Keshab and his team.
How do we help children in Nepal?
CWON visits Chitwan each year with our volunteer group. During our time in Australia leading up to the annual trip, we fundraise for other projects running in Chitwan. We are in regular contact with our sister-charity in Nepal and receive regular updates on how our money is being used.