Nepal is a region offering staggering beauty in many forms - home to eight of the world's ten highest peaks, including the ultimate summit, Mount Everest. The religious blend of Buddhism and Hinduism create a rich tapestry of ancient culture and tradition. But despite its natural splendor and heritage, Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world and after a decade-long civil war it continues to struggle with political instability and corruption. On April 25 of this year, Nepal suffered a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, changing the face of this country forever.
SASANE was established in 2008 by former female victims of human trafficking on the principle that survivors can create social change to eradicate human trafficking and reintegrate human trafficking survivors into society.
TOIT is a non-profit NGO (Non-Government Organization) registered in 2000 that serves to bridge the widening gap in Nepal between rich and poor, literate and illiterate. The name “TOIT” comes from the French word for Shelter and speaks to our efforts to protect the children of Nepal from the effects of poverty.
Our primary mission is to provide high quality education for poor but worthy children regardless of their origin, cast, creed or gender by linking them with donors willing to fund scholarships.
Since the foundation of TOIT, we have been able to provide educational opportunities for 300 disadvantaged children, thus giving them the chance for a better life. In order to continue these achievements, we try to extend the benefit of scholarships on three different levels of society, namely the students, a school and their families.
Our primary goal is to assist Dadagaun school as it expands and broadens its approach to education. We wholly support the school’s philosophy: “The future of Nepal is in the hands of our children…the future of our children is in the hands of our teachers.”
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Join us as MIRF travels to Nepal to experience the resilience of the human spirit first-hand and to see how communities are rebuilding their lives, their homes and their ancient monuments.
This journey involves meeting with a variety of courageous change-makers, community leaders and small local non-profits working hard to develop a stronger Nepal, through education, empowerment and reconstruction projects.
Alongside visiting the most famous temples and spiritual sites and hiking through spectacular scenery, you will take part in important discussion topics relating to religion, recent political unrest, and most importantly, the opportunities and challenges in rebuilding this magical region.
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After visiting some of the heritage sites in Kathmandu, engage in a discussion with Next Generation Nepal to learn about the issues surrounding the trafficking of children. Take a once-in-a-lifetime flight deep into the Himalayas to view Mount Everest up close, then stop by the offices of SASANE—a program created to help reintegrate survivors of human trafficking back into society. Take a day trip to Bhaktapur, a city steeped in heritage and historical monuments. In the afternoon we’ll visit the staff at TOIT - a program offering free schooling in an impoverished area. Enjoy a home-cooked meal while learning about the Dadagaun Village Project, begun to enhance to the education of children residing in the village. Finally, we’ll trek through Annapurna to explore the stunning scenery and views.
A Nepal free from the threat of child trafficking and strengthened by thriving agricultural communities populated by generations of children living together with their families in strong, safe communities that provide the care, education and life skills necessary for a productive life in rural Nepal.
Next Generation Nepal prevents the trafficking of children into abusive children's homes and rebuilds family connections torn apart by traffickers.