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Maiti Nepal: Campaign to stop sex trafficking of Nepalese children

May 15, 2010 12:00 AM
By Folkestone Mayor Tom McNeice in Folkestone Mayor's Diary
Tom and Kate McNeice with Anuradha Koirala of Maiti Nepal

Tom and Kate McNeice with Anuradha Koirala of Maiti Nepal

At a busy meeting at the Hawkinge Community Centre, the inspiring Chairperson of Nepalese Charity Maiti Nepal, Anuradha Koirala, explained their work and opened our eyes and our hearts to the terrible situation in Nepal where children are exploited for sex. She helped those present to understand some of the issues and difficulties.

The Mayor welcomed her and expressed his sadness at the plight of these children. After the showing of a film and the giving out of facts, the Mayoress responded with an appeal to the audience to raise awareness in Folkestone, acknowledging that the Gurkha community is an integral part of our community and what affects them, affects us. The Mayor hopes that the people of Folkestone will respond with financial support and a commitment to raising awareness.

You can learn more about Maiti Nepal and their work at www.maitinepal.org