Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia

Aug 27, 2012

This Will Make You Smile

Getting ready for the talent show.
Getting ready for the talent show.

Dear GlobalGivers,

Thank you for being a part of the movement to end child labor, on June 12th—World Day Against Child Labor—and year-round. I wanted to share an update about how GoodWeave in Nepal commemorated the occasion earlier this summer. I promise it will make you smile.

In recognition of World Day Against Child Labor, rescued child weavers at our rehabilitation center in Kathmandu put on a talent show presenting their dancing, singing, poetry and storytelling.

The winning performance came from a young boy who choreographed an amazing routine—his break dance moves and free spiritedness are all possible because now he can spend time on hobbies and classes, rather than exploitative work. 

In addition to the talent show, this project also brought in health technicians to do a regular health check-up for the beneficiaries. Many kids who are forced to work in the carpet industry suffer respiratory disease, spinal deformities, wounds from sharp tools, and even premature arthritis. 

Without our GlobalGiving supporters, neither of these events would have been possible. Thank you for contributing to the project Rescue and educate "carpet kids" in South Asia. Hopefully, with you by our side, one day soon we’ll instead be celebrating a new day—the day we end child labor.

With gratitude,
Nina Smith

A young boy receives a thorough wellness exam.
A young boy receives a thorough wellness exam.



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GoodWeave USA

Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Nina Smith

GoodWeave Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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