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Day of the girl

Nepal Monday, 12 October 2015
Day of the girl

This is Prem Maya, she is 14 years old and lives in a remote hill village in Nepal. Prem’s younger sister Krishna Maya lives at our home in term time so that she can go to school and receive an education. The location and severe poverty of the area makes it a target for human traffickers luring away teenage girls like Prem, and forced marriages are the cultural norm. Thankfully Prem is able to attend classes that raise awareness of traffickers and provide education on how to avoid forced marriages as well as health education. This weekend we celebrated #dayofthegirl.

Thank you for standing with us to help girls in Nepal receive essential education and grow in confidence and self-worth.

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