One of the key objectives of the 3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) is to inform the public and raise awareness on relevant issues, particularly human trafficking. This holds true even when the COVID-19 pandemic struck the country.
3ACR staff during a live broadcast of a COVID-19-focused radio program
During the pandemic crisis, they were able to relay reliable information from the World Health Organization while maintaining most of their regular programming. One of the staff shares, “When the situation began to worsen among the people regarding the shortage of food and essential supplies, we did not know how to be of help to those starving and dying. We are simply not able to help as many as we come to know, however, we are helping as much as possible with our staff committing to sacrifice one meal per day to help some.” The 3ACR team were able to connect people with their local government representative for help. Many local government areas have been able to feed 1 meal a day to those in desperate need. The reach of 3ACR has grown to almost all parts of Nepal, and more and more people are hearing that there is help.
One of the 3ACR team members giving a family much needed food
This is also providing the opportunity to spread the word even further about the dangers of trafficking and where to find help if needed. As poverty and desperateness increase significantly, so will human trafficking.
The community radio has never been this busy, but it is all worth it because of the help they are able to provide to people especially during these trying times.
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Throughout the Nepal lockdown, 3 Angels Community Radio has been continuously helping communities through informative radio programming as well as distribution of basic necessities such as food and clothing.
As many people have lost their jobs, a lot have been suffering from mental issues, a number of families are not able to put food on their plates, and the risk of trafficking is continuously increasing. Out of desperate need, some may be resorting to selling sexually explicit materials online, while some may be easily lured to crossing the borders illegally in search of foreign employment. Our partner, 3 Angels Nepal, turned to communities, reaching them one by one and conducting awareness programs so that women and children remain informed.
She is now leading the children’s program and has received several requests from schools and parents to visit and talk with the students. Her contribution in this increase of requests and participation from the audience is a great opportunity for us as we strengthen our advocacy on child rights and women’s issues.
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.