A fantastic team of international legal experts and human trafficking advocates from the US joined us this week and held a seminar for over 40 individuals who partner in the fight to end trafficking. These locals travelled near and far, one for over 14 hours by bus to learn more about what needs to be done to end the travesty.
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Today MountainChild staff visited the landslide area in Sindhapulchowk. Here are photos of the site where a school used to be located, now just a pile of rubble. The bamboo and blue tarp buildings are a new temporary school. 32 children from this school died in the landslide. MountainChild is partnering with locals to bring relief to the area by delivering much needed supplies, such as sleeping mats, school supplies, and vitamins.
Our first Explore team of the season has arrived from the US. Here, you see them pouring out love to victims at risk for and rescued from the trafficking industry and trekking to remote villages to create awareness. Carry Hope ladies!
Approximately 2000 leave per day in search of work…and many come back abused, depressed, or dead. Please remember the migrant workers of Nepal. This article highlights the situation…
The opening ceremony for MountainChild’s 2014 Highland’s School year was yesterday. We are excited to see these 30 new students grow throughout the year and gain the skills necessary to become carriers of hope to their tribes and villages.
We have incredible news! An individual donor and supporter of MountainChild.org has generously offered to match any giving towards Compete to Carry H2OPE up to $2,500! This is where we need YOU and you don’t have to compete to be the difference. Share this with your friends and family, make a donation and help turn $2,500 into $5,000 for clean water projects, sanitation and hygiene education in the remote villages of the Himalayas! Give directly at http://mountainchild.org/donate and identify “Compete to Carry H2OPE” or “C2CH” so your donation can be doubled! CARRY HOPE!
We just read that Nepal has the second highest per capita suicide rate in all of South Asia. It makes sense when an alarming number of children die before their eighth birthday and many before the age of one. Death is prevalent in this region and the sense of hopelessness tags right along.
We are urgently working to improve the lives of the people of Nepal. We are hyper-fanatical about stopping the cycle of suffering and we know that the tide of future afflictions endured by generations to follow can only be ended by the children of this generation. That’s why we are passionate about seeing the children become the carriers of hope to their own people. #carryhope
Whether knowingly or not, it is unfortunate that relatives are involved in most trafficking cases in Nepal. This type of financial gain has become commonplace in poverty stricken areas where the hope of a better life lures individuals to make choices they wouldn’t otherwise decide upon.