Our dormitory and learning center is located in the remote access Nepali Himalayas. Our center provides equal access to education and accommodation for girls who live over a 1-hour trek from school and are at-risk for child sex trafficking and orphan trafficking. A dormitory has been identified by communities in this District as a very clear way to ensure girls can attend school since 70% of victims are illiterate, disempowered, and living in poverty. 12 This project also supports the Nepal Government National Plan to eliminate child trafficking, outlined by the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM).
Programming includes: anti-trafficking awareness, leadership, socio-emotional wellness, and self-development.