All work and no play is definitely not our motto. Does it get any better than playing soccer at the top of the world with ethnically Tibetan Buddhist children? We think not.
Sex trafficking is a growing problem in Nepal. The Diplomat’s Kiran Nazish reports from Kathmandu.
This article sheds some light on the abhorrence of trafficking in Nepal.
MountainChild’s Core Issue 3, TRAFFICKING
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Earlier today, we posted the shocking statistic that every minute 2 children are sold into slavery. Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a day that is close to our heart.
MountainChild is joining the fight against trafficking primarily through prevention with community awareness education and by providing alternative options for families of children at risk. MountainChild is continually seeking new ways to combat trafficking such as the creation of the MountainChild Anti-trafficking center of Nepal and providing avenues for healing and awareness through the arts.
You too can help end modern-day slavery by joining hands with us in the fight. Lend your Voice to stop Human Trafficking.
CHILD LABOR is widespread throughout the Himalayas. Due to poor economic conditions, children start working in the fields as young as AGE 5. Long hours are spent plowing fields, tending livestock, cutting firewood, gathering water, and serving as porters.
In many human trafficking cases, relatives or acquaintances deceive the parents with the promise of a better life in the city for their children, only to exploit them into sex trafficking. Often, the families will never hear from the childagain.
MountainChild is joining the fight against trafficking primarily through prevention with community awareness education and by providing alternative options for families of children at risk. We are continually seeking new ways to combat trafficking such as the creation of the MountainChild Anti-trafficking center of Nepal and providing avenues for healing and awareness through the arts.
Today is “Education Day” in Nepal. More than 80% of the Himalaya’s children live in remote villages and are deprived of even the most basic education. There are also marked gender disparities in literacy rates with more than double the number of males being literate than females. In the rural western hills/mountains it is the need to help at home or with the family business which is the major deterrent to school attendance.
MountainChild is stepping in to educate parents on the importance of schooling for children. We support a school in the remote areas and also have two RANCH homes where children receive education.
We are working to promote education in every walk of life and believe that it stops the cycle of suffering and leads to lasting transformation.
MountainChild’s origins began in 2000 when short-term exploratory teams traveled to the region to investigate reports of severe medical, social, educational, and environmental challenges facing the Himalayan children. Our research indicated that an alarming number die before reaching their eighth birthday, many by the time they are one.
Fourteen years later, we are seeing lasting change. Local communities are becoming empowered with the tools for unequivocal advancements in progress bringing hope to those who had none. There is still so much more to be done though. Join us in our efforts and carry hope to the children of the Himalayas.
1,500 miles long by 250 miles wide, the Himalayas are crossed by only three motorable roads, leaving millions cut off from modern progress and technology. The vast majority of the remote village tribes we target live a 7 to 20 day walk from the nearest road.
Will you help us carry hope to them?