Local Women are in GoganPur Village building the Women’s Empowerment center and while we are there we are connecting a lot with local people and are spending lots of time with children and women. Most of the men have left the village and live in the city.
There are a lot of beautiful things in this village, people are fully connected with each other, the animals and the earth. All they need is quality education and skills to support themselves in a really healthy way.
We brought some toys to these children and the image tells you more than words how excited they were. In Nepal still only 49% of girls age 15+ are literate. 13% of school-age children are out of school. 36 out of 1000 children die before their 5th birthday. 38% of children are engaged in child labor. 26% of people live in poverty.
I wish there could be more people or organizations supporting this area. They need sustainable change. Our reason for building a women’s empowerment center in this area is to respect their culture, their 1000 year old practices and support them with quality knowledge and skills so they can bring best to the family and community.
Please keep following our progress in Goganpur village