Every year, The Small World directly supports at least 100 girls. Of these, 30 girls who were rescued from dire circumstances now are safe at the Hope Home, 40 girls are pursuing higher education at the Solukhumbu Girls’ Dorm, and 30 more girls living in poverty at home who had no hope or possibility for an education are now part of our program.
Now, every one of these girls enjoys the gift of education that will help to make very positive changes in their lives. Of course, we are very proud of them and wanted to share their photos with you. Here they are . . .
These thirty (30) girls live at the Himalayan Hope Home in Kathmandu, a safe haven providing education and parental care for vulnerable orphaned girls who are at high risk for trafficking, abuse, and forced child labor. Our mission is to ensure that these “girls at risk” become “girls of change.”
The above pictured forty (40) girls reside in some of the most remote villages in the Solukhumbu district and are being supported while living in the Solukhumbu Girls’ Dorm during their higher education program. It is our belief that change begins with these girls as they become role and leadership models for their communities and realize their dreams to become a teacher, businesswoman, nurse, social worker, etc.
These thirty (30) girls, who live in poverty either with their family, relatives, or a single parent, are being supported through educational sponsorships to keep them in school.
With our Christmas 2016 program such a great success, thanks to you,
we are preparing for Christmas 2017!
We will be providing some great fun activities, including taking the girls on picnics, cooking and sampling different foods, organizing dancing and singing, treating them with a Christmas gift – much the same as last year! That program really created a strong feeling of being loved and cared about for the girls. In the program last year, each of the 100 girls received a Christmas gift for the very first time. They loved it and are still showing their gifts with a huge smile. We are hoping to have another Christmas celebration this year!
In order to do so, though, we need a bit of help to make this program successful and to celebrate the Holiday and gift giving for every girl. If you can, please consider making a donation. If you wish to make your Christmas 2017 gift to particular girls, or a particular program, indicate your preference in your donation. We thank you very much for your generosity!
You can make a Christmas gift donation through our PayPal or through the Global Giving organization. Donations through GLOBAL GIVING are tax deductible for US and UK donors. Please contact us for tax deductible information for donations from other countries.