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Tintale Village Mother’s Society

Tintale Village, Nepal

This collective of powerful women utilize artistic expression to teach young girls about the perils they face from dark-hearted traffickers. Locals tell us 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,” one member states firmly.


Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International report most occurrences happen right here in the southeastern Terai 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. This group is deeply committed to saving children from this tragic fate through education. PFCF’s support enables them to make costumes for the performances as well as provides travel expenses to neighboring villages to help spread the word.



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News

May 04, 2016

OUR TEAM RETURNS

By William Aura

We have safely arrived in Kathmandu from the remote Eastern Terai region known as Udayapur. The area is long overdue for monsoon for quite some time, and the sweltering heat wave is unprecedented. There's been no rain for nearly a year... more

Life in the Community

In the remote villages in the Udayapur District of eastern Nepal, drama, song, dance, and music are being used to teach communities about the tricks human traffickers use to lure young women into the slave trade. The risks they address are real—each year more than 10,000 Nepali girls are stolen or sold to work in brothels in India. As a result of their performances, false promises of work, marriage and a better life made by traffickers are now recognized as a deceitful trap that can strip young girls of their freedom and future. Equally encouraging, the men of Tintale village fully support the project and have joined with their wives and daughters to help protect them and spread the word.

What We're Learning

  • Madal Drum

    Jeevan Magar teaches a class in the Madal.

  • Nepali Flute

    Jeevan Magar teaches a class in the Nepali flute.

  • Information About Trafficking in the Area

    Members of the Women’s group are being further educated regarding the latest trafficking techniques perpetrated in the Terai region. The kind folks at Maiti Nepal have graciously provided printed materials for the Mother’s Society. Information...

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