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.
Kidnap marriages are an age-old custom and pressing problem that girls face in the remote villages of the Himalayas. In this trailer highlighting and shedding light on the issue, is one of our staff members and a girl from our RANCH (Remote Areas of Nepal Children’s Hope) program. The individuals creating the video interview another of our girls more in depth in the full version that is coming out soon.
There are 75 districts in Nepal. Nuwakot is just one of those 75 districts. Gyangphedi is a small area (VDC) within Nuwakot. The most recent estimate is that 4000 girls from Gyangphedi have been trafficked to India and are living as sex slaves in brothels.
We just read in the paper today that “the National Human Rights Commission reports an alarming rise in the trafficking rate in Nepal. According to the report released on Monday, there has been a 60.34% growth in human trafficking over the past 1 1/5 years.
The number of people trafficked or attempted for trafficking increased to 29,000 in 2012/13. The Global Slavery Index ranks Nepal 5th among 162 countries in modern slavery ”
This is such a disheatening number, but we know what can change things like this. Stand with us in agreement over Nepal and these girls, that modern slavery will end forever.
The first of our fall Explore teams arrives this month. We are ready and excited to get back to the mountains!