Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom

by Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)
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Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Help Former Child Slaves on their Path to Freedom
Mar 1, 2017

Paving the path to freedom

Santoshi at her food stall
Santoshi at her food stall

Santoshi spent three years of her childhood as a household slave in the now eradicated practice of Kamlari, but she promises that her four-year old daughter’s life will be vastly different.

After her husband died of typhoid fever and his family threw her out of their house calling her an “ill omen,” Santoshi completed a training program and business development course through NYF’s Vocational Education and Counseling Program.

She is now the proud owner of a successful food stall and earns enough to send her daughter to private school.

So far, 1,436 freed Kamlari have received vocational training – 1,230 of these young women are now in the workforce or running their own businesses. The young women train for careers ranging from motorcycle mechanics to nursing.

NYF has rescued 12,722 girls from Kamlari since it launched its successful campaign to end the practice in 2000.

We are so proud of Santoshi and of all the young people who are changing their lives through NYF’s vocational training programs.

Thank you and dhanyabad!

Freed Kamlari at at Cooperative Network gathering
Freed Kamlari at at Cooperative Network gathering
One of Nepal's first auto mechanics
One of Nepal's first auto mechanics

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    Miriam E Thanks for this lovely and inspiring update!
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    Julie Thank you for your support and for caring about the children of Nepal!
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Julie Pofsky
Associate Director of Development
Sausalito, CA United States

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