Save the Child Foundation Nepal places a strong emphasis on educating the most at risk groups of girls who are at risk of being trafficked. By using ‘education’ as our intervention tool for transforming the lives of these kids, we have brought hope in the lives of the families, who previously had seen no light at the end of their tunnel.
Today, more than 40 disadvantaged students are being educated by Save the Child Foundation Nepal. These students belong to the impoverished areas of Nepal; areas still plagued by societal ills like discrimination, sexual abuse, and human trafficking in addition to a lack of infrastructure. We believe it is our social responsibility to not only use our voice to speak up for the voiceless and oppressed, but also empower them.
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Save the Child Foundation Nepal provides support to the most vulnerable children who are at high risk of being trafficked. Through education, we aim to transform the lives of these girls who dare to dream bigger than what the world expects them to.
Education as our intervention tool enables these girls to break the cycle of poverty as well as trafficking, as it makes them capable of taking control of their economic and social well-being. Once these girls become empowered, they can become the changemakers of their own as well as their future generations’ destiny. We work with different communities within Nepal
In terms of the number of women trafficked from Nepal to other countries, Sindhupalchowk stands at the top of the list. Sindupalchowk's villages are engulfed in abject poverty and lack awareness of the perils of human trafficking. Education has a direct impact on poverty and those who are affected by it. Communities are more vulnerable to poverty, stigma, and violence if they do not have access to inclusive and equitable education.
The Badi community has long been a marginalized group separated from mainstream social, political, economic, and cultural spheres. Due to the issues that have resulted from forced sex work, this community has been subject to abuse, assault, harassment, and discrimination. Their lives were pushed toward sex labor by landlessness, illiteracy, poverty, unemployment, and lack of shelter. Even today, badi communities residing in Kohalpur and Rajapur still struggle to maintain their individual identity and self-respect while they are still tagged as prostitutes, sex-workers or daughters of sex workers.
Proper menstrual hygiene is central to the empowerment and well-being of girls and women. Along with having access to sanitary napkins and toilets, it is also vital to make sure that girls and women can manage their periods with dignity in a society that recognizes and supports them.
Since menstrual practices are highly influenced by taboos and socio-cultural norms in Nepal, it is vital to promote safe menstrual hygiene practices. Since a lack of proper menstrual hygiene products increases the risk of reproductive and urinary tract infections, we intend to promote the use of sustainable sanitary products.
Save the Child Foundation Nepal collaborates with Project Baala to conduct menstrual hygiene workshops and distribute Baala Pads as well.