Captivating Village Project is our newest project and is all about educating girls and empowering communities in remote Nepal.
So far, 151 girls are back in school. These girls were not in school because of poverty, or families not seeing the importance of girls’ education but rather getting them married at young ages instead.
Anamika was born into a poor family with three other sisters. Due to poverty, her parents were getting ready to send their four young daughters to be married (even though they are under the legal age for marriage). The parents’ traditional cultural belief is that girls are born to be sent to their husband’s house rather than stay with their parents.
Despite Anamika’s strong desire to go to school, her parents refused to let her go. When our staff sat down to talk with her parents, they started to understand the importance of education for their daughter and how marrying her at a young age was not a safe or right thing to do.
Now, at the age of 12, she is back in school in grade 4. Her dream of education is coming true. Our team will be there to support her and her parents through the schooling process, while also mentoring Anamika with her learning and future dreams.
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Grishma Rai is one of the Nepali girls that we support in the Captivating Village Program. In 2023, the Captivating Village Program initiative reached 18 villages in Nepal, and one of those that we have reached is Grishma's village.
Radha, 16 years old, is one of 5 children in her family. Unfortunately, all of them did not have the opportunity to attend school. The family does not own any land, and their house is built on someone else's property.
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Angel Joyfully Engaged in the School's Parents Day
Angel is one of our Captivating Village Program (CVP) beneficiaries from a village called Ramantar in Nepal. Her father abandoned their family and remarried while her mother struggled to raise her as a single mother. Angel used to attend school. Unfortunately, her mother was diagnosed with a stomach tumor a few years ago,...