Maiti Nepal's school, Teresa Academy, has a new principal, and offers an excellent education to the lucky kids who study there. Some students are the children of trafficking survivors, some are children at risk who live in the poorest neighborhoods in Kathmandu. All take their studies seriously and are expected to work up to their potential.
Haven for Orphan Girls
When these girls' parents died, there was nowhere for the three sisters to go. Now in the care of Maiti Nepal, they are safe and well, and will go to school at Teresa Academy
Working together to combat girl sex trafficking in Nepal
Friends of Maiti Nepal is the official US representative of Maiti Nepal. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the human rights crisis of girl sex-trafficking by supporting Maiti Nepal in its work of prevention, interception, rescue and rehabilitation of victims; and criminal prosecution of perpetrators.
Some of Maiti Nepal's most trailblazing work is on surveillance of the border crosssings between Nepal and India. See slide show at right. Here young women from Maiti (former trafficking victims) work in cooperation with police - watching for suspicious activity, intervening when they see it, and rescuing over 2,ooo girls this year alone, before they could be sold to brothels [more]
20,000 girls a year are trafficked in Nepal
Girls and young women living in areas shown in red are at highest risk for sex trafficking.