2019 ANNUAL REPORT – Sunrise Children’s Assoc. Inc.
A message from the CEO
The 2018-19 fiscal year was another very rewarding year for SCAI. Working with highly vulnerable children and their families in a developing country such as Nepal is never without its challenges, but we are pleased to report that our programs continued to move ahead in a very positive direction, and we saw significant progress made by the children we support. Seeing the children develop and shine is what keeps us inspired and committed to our vision.
The year started with the signing of our new 5-year Project Agreement with the Government of Nepal, our third agreement since being established as an International Non-Government Organisation (INGO) in Nepal in 2007. Under this agreement our focus continues to be on Prevention, Rescue and Reintegration. We focus on preventing separation of children from their families, and in cases where children have already been separated and sent to orphanages or similar institutions, providing temporary family-based care following their rescue until we can safely reintegrate them back into their biological families.
All our projects are important to us as they each support our goal of protecting, educating and empowering children and ultimately improving the lives of the children and their families in a meaningful and sustainable way.
We are very excited about the remaining 4 years of this project period, in particular the expansion of the income generation programs, which will help families of the children in the education scholarship programs build their resilience and capacity to care for their children which will help prevent them being trafficked or sent away in search of a better life and education.
Our success continues to come through a shared vision and commitment by our teams in Australia and Nepal, a lot of hard work, and our very generous and dedicated supporter base.
We are extremely grateful to each of you that has supported us throughout 2018-19, and we look forward to your ongoing support, so together we can help create brighter futures for many more children. Thank you sincerely.
– Emma Taylor President/CEO SCAI Australia