Play is essential to development as it encourages creativity, dexterity, and contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of babies and children. Through play, babies engage and interact with the world around them.  In fact, play has been recognized as a basic human right of every child, by the United Nations Commission for Human Rights.

Over 100 babies & young children are living in prison in Nepal with their mothers.

These children have no access to toys or books.

ECDC developed Butterfly Nursery Kits that include a great selection of toys and supplies for these kids.  Team members distribute these boxes to the 54 prisons in Nepal that are housing young children, and spend a day showing the mothers how to use and care for the toys and supplies.  Team members do follow-up visits to ensure the items are being used properly, and to resupply items as needed.

Butterfly Nursery Kits

  • A sturdy tin box
  • Soft Books
  • Wooden Animals
  • Games
  • Art Supplies

A Butterfly Nursery Kit, including delivery and a day of training for the mothers, costs $500.

Thank you for supporting this important project!