Empowering Girls

Protecting the young and vulnerable is an issue that knows no cultural boundaries. All over the world, even in the most developed countries, sex and labor trafficking demeans and endangers–sometimes even kills–hundreds of thousands. Our team in BT Village*, Nepal, is teaching girls to be on their guard through a brief but vital series of questions through Transformational Community Development (TCD).


*BT Village, Nepal

“Sharing stories and some practical lessons helped girls so much to be aware about possible trafficking. They have learnt about their responsibility to their community people. I have taught about TCD Lesson, too. This was so helpful to them. They have shown great interest to work with the families. I have taught them about self-sustainability. It is very important in our personal life.

“We usually dependent on others just for sometimes or some years but self-sustainability is forever. Self-sustainability helps them to use their own ideas and resources, and sharing ideas and working together make people sustainable. We should learn from others also and practice in life is important. I have asked five important slavery prevention education questions to them:

S = What do you SEE?
H = What is HAPPENING?
O = Does this happen in OUR place?
W = WHY does this happen?
D = What will we DO about it?”

*For purposes of security and well-being, “BT Village” is a pseudonym of the village being helped by this project.