Tintale Village Mother’s SocietyTintale Village, Nepal
This collective of powerful women led by Devi Karki utilize artistic expression to teach young girls about the perils they face from dark-hearted traffickers. Devi discovered that all too many villagers are surprisingly unaware of this tragedy in their midst. Through creative storytelling and mesmerizing song and dance, the audience is introduced to trafficker’s techniques enabling them to recognize the potential threat when introduced to their village. “There is no question this basic education saves lives,” Devi states firmly.
Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International report most occurrences happen right here in the southeastern Tarai region. Young girls and women are easily trafficked because of their low cultural status. It is estimated that 10,000 girls, between the ages of 9-16, are trafficked each year from Nepal to India. Devi and her group are deeply committed to saving children from this tragic fate through education. PFCF’s support enables them to make costumes for the performance as well as provide travel expenses to neighboring villages to help spread the word.
Photos of the Tintale Village Mother's Society
OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
Allows local craftsmen to replace the head of a djembe (hand drum)
Provides a flute for a child
Mothers Can Change the Worldby Elizabeth Hunter
When we provided resources to the Mother’s Society in Tintale, Nepal, we knew there was a great need. Now, several years later, we stand in awe of the creativity and courage of this group of women - and the girls who have joined them - who are using music, dance and performances to educate area villages about the risks of human trafficking, drugs and alcohol.
LIFE IN THE COMMUNITY
In the remote villages in the Udayapur District of eastern Nepal, drama, song, dance, and music are being used to save the lives of vulnerable children. Here, a small group of determined Nepali women are using music as one tool to educate young girls and their families about sex trafficking, including the ways girls are lured away, and the incredible hardships they endure in the hands of traffickers.
Devi Karki directs the Tintale Village Women’s Alliance, the group that has created these stirring performances. Our community's support of the Playing For Change Foundation has provided instruments, costumes, funds for travel, and financial assistance to Devi, enabling her to create these performances and deliver them in neighboring villages.