The program ‘Our Organization’ is one of the most popular programs of 3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR). This program has been airing every Sunday for 5 years. In this program, the vision, mission and goals of local government and non-government organizations are discussed. This is a way to share with local communities, organizations that they are there to help with legal employment opportunities and safe travel options.
Nowadays, human traffickers are using foreign employment as an avenue to trap the young Nepali boys and girls. Because of Nepal’s low economic status, unemployed Nepalese younger generations are compelled to choose to go for foreign employment services. Seeing the vulnerability of Nepalese people, many employment companies are now being registered. According to government statistics, every day around 1,200 to 1,500 young Nepali people are flying out of Nepal through airports. Some of them are sent by illegal agents or human traffickers.
Palav [name changed] was invited as a guest speaker. Being a work force company officer, he has sent many Nepalese in various foreign countries. There was good discussion on the foreign employment issue and the challenges faced by foreign migrant workers. At the end of the discussion he has promised to report any trafficking incidents he finds in his industry by agents who have been influenced by traffickers to lie to girls. It is hoped that inviting such personalities in our radio program and airing their voice helps makes them responsible in their work.
PHOTO – Anjana KC [in the dark blue top] is an advocate for women and was also interviewed this past quarter in the ‘Nepali Daughter’ radio program.
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.
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. 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 what else the team have been able to do during this crisis.
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.