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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 30 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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GRADE 11

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GRADE 12

Sponsorships Needed: 13

BADI COMMUNITY

Sponsorships Needed: 4

BACHELORS

Sponsorships Needed: 7

#savethechildfoundation advocacy for Badi Community in Nepal #savethechildnepal #badicommunity
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#savethechildfoundation advocacy for Badi Community in Nepal #savethechildnepal #badicommunity

Menstruation Rally, Workshops , Memorandum for Badi Community ) On the first day of the conference, COMMIT Nepal welcomed us as guests and sponsors. Prakash Mani Sharma gave a welcome speech with the mention of the Supreme Court judgement on Badi community as a result of the writ filed by him and others. He also conducted a session on advocacy in the evening for the youths present. On the second day, we started with a menstrual hygiene rally which started from the premises of the Hotel with banners and placards on menstrual hygiene. The rally ended at B.P Chowk where different people spoke about menstrual hygiene and the importance of spreading awareness on it. Taniya was also one of the speakers. Then after our return to the session hall, the session was conducted. The zumba session saw the most energetic crowd of youths enjoying the dancing. Then we moved on to Sheetal and Taniya's story sharing through videos after which both of them spoke about their journeys. This was a part of COMMIT's itinerary scheduled as 'successful testimonials'. We then formed groups to discuss on their strengths, dreams, goals and challenges. On the third day, we started with a march to the Chief District Office, dressed in formals, where COMMIT submitted their list of demands for the welfare of Badi community. The demands were read out and positively acknowledged by the district officer with a promise to forward it to the Prime Minister's Office for quick response. Then we returned to the session hall and introduced the Baala Pads to the participants and distributed the pads. Later in the day, after the program had ended, we came back to introduce the menstrual cups to COMMIT Nepal's staff and distribute it to those willing to try it. #savethechildnepal #savethechildfoundation @connectdenfilms
Menstruation Day Rally in Nepal @Save the Child Foundation #savethechildnepal #badicommunity
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Menstruation Day Rally in Nepal @Save the Child Foundation #savethechildnepal #badicommunity

Day 5 ( Menstruation Rally, Workshops , Memorandum for Badi Community ) On the first day of the conference, COMMIT Nepal welcomed us as guests and sponsors. Prakash Mani Sharma gave a welcome speech with the mention of the Supreme Court judgement on Badi community as a result of the writ filed by him and others. He also conducted a session on advocacy in the evening for the youths present. On the second day, we started with a menstrual hygiene rally which started from the premises of the Hotel with banners and placards on menstrual hygiene. The rally ended at B.P Chowk where different people spoke about menstrual hygiene and the importance of spreading awareness on it. Taniya was also one of the speakers. Then after our return to the session hall, the session was conducted. The zumba session saw the most energetic crowd of youths enjoying the dancing. Then we moved on to Sheetal and Taniya's story sharing through videos after which both of them spoke about their journeys. This was a part of COMMIT's itinerary scheduled as 'successful testimonials'. We then formed groups to discuss on their strengths, dreams, goals and challenges. On the third day, we started with a march to the Chief District Office, dressed in formals, where COMMIT submitted their list of demands for the welfare of Badi community. The demands were read out and positively acknowledged by the district officer with a promise to forward it to the Prime Minister's Office for quick response. Then we returned to the session hall and introduced the Baala Pads to the participants and distributed the pads. Later in the day, after the program had ended, we came back to introduce the menstrual cups to COMMIT Nepal's staff and distribute it to those willing to try it. #savethechildnepal #savethechildfoundation @connectdenfilms
Save the Child Nepal -  Session with Badi Community #savethechildnepal #savethechildfoundation
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Save the Child Nepal - Session with Badi Community #savethechildnepal #savethechildfoundation

DAY 2: WORKSHOP WITH CHELI NEPAL in CHITWAN. " Cheli Nepal strategically rescues victims from warehouses used to hold them in before they are 'sold' or transported elsewhere. The rescued survivors are then given different trainings with the ability to become leaders of other programs of Cheli Nepal as well, turning it into a very self-sustaining model while giving the survivors plenty of career options." The session started with a simple introduction of the participants and an energetic zumba session. Following that, Sheetal and Taniya's stories through YouTube videos was shown and then they spoke about their experiences which helped the participants connect to them. It was through the stories that there was a realization that we have all had very similar traumatic experiences. After that there was a session where random groups of participants were formed to answer questions on what their dreams, strengths and current challenges were. Then the participants were seated with crayons and markers to draw out what their goals and strength are. This was to serve as a reminder that they are well into their journey and closer to their goals each day. Finally, the session ended with a relaxing activity where the participants blew up a balloon each and played with it with care. They then slowly laid on their backs with the balloon on top of their chests, closing their eyes while they were slowly massaged by the facilitators. After the session, Sheetal and Taniya introduced the participants to Baala Pads, explaining how the chemical free pads are a good alternative. We then distributed the pads to the staff and to the participants (with a shawl for each participant). The staff and one of our kids from Save the Child expressed their gratitude for conducting such a session. AHA Moments: The young girls had the same underlying motive to all of their aspirations: to show the society that they are citizens worthy of contributing to the country, despite what society may perceive them as. - The use of a picture that participants created that can serve as a reminder that each day is worth living and we are better today and we have goals for tomorrow. - After watching the video, one of the participants shared her own experience and while doing so overcame with emotion and cried. It was a testament that within the short time that we had interacted with them, we had formed an emotional connection and become a healthy outlet for their emotions. - The expression of gratitude by Cheli Nepal was the cherry on top as it felt like the session had really been fruitful to the participants. Reflections and Lessons: - Reflection: The participants were young but through their experience, they had matured enough to know that sadness is a part of life and that their struggles do not limit their future. - Reflection: Cheli Nepal strategically rescues victims from warehouses used to hold them in before they are 'sold' or transported elsewhere. The rescued survivors are then given different trainings with the ability to become leaders of other programs of Cheli Nepal as well, turning it into a very self-sustaining model while giving the survivors plenty of career options. - Lesson: Importance of introspection-: It is such an important activity to set out time to get in touch with your feelings every once in a while. This is so that we have more clarity in life and do not let our emotions reach any tipping point. #savethechildfoundation #savethechildnepal #chelinepal #changemakers2030 #wearekranti
Save the Child Nepal Youth Conference #savethechildnepal #savethechildfoundation
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Save the Child Nepal Youth Conference #savethechildnepal #savethechildfoundation

INTERVENTIONS such as these is exactly how you tackle the Trafficking / Pushing Girls into Prostitution - both due to lack of opportunities or forced... Not possible without a team effort and a vision and a deliberate mission .... DAY 4 ( Workshop with Badi Community ) AHA moments (celebration): - These were women that had either been forced to participate in sex work or were still involved in sex work due to necessity. - Women were adamant about how they wanted a better life for their children, different than the one they had lived. There was a unity in this thought and they were persistent to bring change for their children so that the children would never be forced into sex work. - They were inspired by how Sheetal and Taniya came from similar backgrounds as theirs and had turned around their life. It was living proof that hope had not been lost for their children. Challenges faced (mourning): - One of the participants who seemed around 14-16 years old danced to her heart's extent in the zumba session but then after it was over kept crying. While Taniya comforted her, it seemed like she was facing some sort of abuse at home. Her mother had left the home and she was living with her uncles and grandmom. Though she was not open to fully talking about her situation, she seemed tensed and in discomfort. - A woman in her mid-40s expressed her worries about her children whom she now had no contact with and doubted that they had been forced into sex work. We shared the feeling of helplessness as she cried. - A mother-daughter duo came up to us to ask if we would be able to financially support the daughter's education as she wanted to pursue nursing and the family did not have the resources. We did express how we could not answer that at the moment but would discuss it and get back to them. - There was a group of old women, mostly in their 60s, who had hearing problems or could not move around much and we felt that we had not designed a session that was friendly for them. A lot to be grateful for but this would not have been possible with out Neelima Reddy which will now transform 4 Girls lives and more importantly have created HOPE for so many more and INSPIRATION for the team actively engaged to bring the change. #Savethechildfoundation #savethechildnepal #ProjectBaala @connectdenfilms