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.
She was regularly beaten and sexually abused by her boyfriend. Many times he even tried to kill her. She lived in fear of him but didn't know of a way out. One particular day, the 3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) ‘Legal Counselling’ program was airing. The topic of discussion was about how to report and who to contact if they were being abused or victimized. After listening to the episode she called the radio station. She shared the things that were happening in her life. The 3ACR staff were concerned for her safety and asked her to come and talk with the lawyer who presents the 'Legal Counselling' program.
With much of Nepal in poverty, sharing best farming practice can help many families transform their gardens and farms to be more efficient, thus growing their income. The aim of the 3ACR team is to incorporate a broad range of helpful information in their broadcasts.
Thunder and lightening were everywhere. The storm was one of the biggest I had seen. All of a sudden, a large bolt of lightening hit my mother, killing her instantly and leaving me blind. I was just 3 years old when my whole world changed. My name is Surya.
Sakhi [name changed] was a bright, young college student. She was offered a job by one of her friends who is a journalist. They arranged to meet at a local hotel. They were close friends and Sakhi was grateful to have someone who was watching out for her.
Mukta wept during the interview as she remembered her husband and family. Her family avoided her, and her husband was always drunk. He shouted at her for not giving birth to a boy. She was almost trafficked by someone who pretended to help her.