3 Angels Community Radio: The Community’s Friend

3ACR conducting training with a women’s group in Pokhara

3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) had the opportunity to visit a small settlement area in Pokhara to provide training to a group of women living in the slums. Jeevan, 3ACR’s news chief shares one of the women’s story with us.

“One woman participating in the training came up to me to introduce herself. She told me that she listened to my programs regularly and got inspiration from it. She has been selling Chatpat and Panipuri (kind of Nepali fast food) for livelihood and, through our advocacy against human trafficking in our radio programs, she was motivated to keep her business going no matter how small or big it is in order to keep her and her family safe from trafficking.

Hearing her story, it inspired me to be more diligent about my work. We’ve also felt and observed the changes in people’s lives because of the things we do for our community. My encounter with the woman made me understand better the important role media plays in effecting change in people’s lives.”

Jeevan, 3ACR news chief

For most of the locals living in remote villages, the only form of communication they have is the radio. They listen to the daily programs from the time they wake up in the morning, and throughout the day as they work in their cowsheds, kitchens, and gardens. 3ACR’s programs keep them informed and help increase their awareness about human trafficking.

Jeevan has been with 3ACR for six years now. Being part of this life-changing advocacy has given him the opportunity to listen to and respond to the community’s voices and earn the privilege of becoming their friend.

Asha (right), 3ACR staff, with a local business woman during a 3ACR competition

 

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I will not stop speaking up against trafficking

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Radio program helps a victim of abuse

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Reaching the community even further

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