Access to education has always been the strongest way to protect children and teens from high risk situations. In both Nepal and India, we have seen that education is the key to protection. In the villages of Nepal, we see that children who can study are dramatically less susceptible to human trafficking.
Education brings dignity not only to the child but to the whole family. Fathers and mothers can dream of a future and hope for their children. In India, we have seen that in addition to protection, education offers a way for children to be free from prejudice and limiting caste structures. We believe that awareness, access to education and well trained teachers, are the heart of community development.