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The girls are being change agents of communities


“They are village girls, very shy; some are out of school, no knowledge about exploitation and misbehave. Gathering in one place, having discussion meeting and making a group is impossible in this community. I cannot do this.”

Our community facilitator Hira Laxmi Shrestha came to AAN office and expressed her frustration.

AAN chairperson, Hira, her parents convinced the parents and the girls to make a group and aware themselves and community as well. Hardly Hira could gather 10 girls and make a group giving name of Partiva (the meaning of talent).

Initially it was very difficult to conduct issue-based discussion meeting.   Hira was also from same community, but she was new to these works. But she is very humble and sincere.  She frequently visited the community, met the parents, told them about the benefits of the meetings and groups and requested them to send their girls to the group.  It was very difficult at that time.

Do you believe? Now, this group is one of the best groups of this project!

Now, this group is conducting regular issue-based meeting, doing saving credit activities, they are organizing community awareness program against CSEC, child human trafficking, domestic violence, early marriage etc. They are also involving school enrolment campaign and other social activities.

The groups raised some fund by doing cultural program in festival season and renovated a small temple that was destroyed by earthquake. The girls group also renovated footpath in their community. 

 “The adolescent girls’ group is our choice, where we can raise our voice and establish our rights. We need to fight against commercial sexual exploitation of children and other social spoilt. The group has been a good platform to us, we are thankful to Awaj for supporting to us.”  Dil Kumari Shrestha a member of Partiva adolescent girls’ group says.

Indra Bahadur Shrestha head teacher of Bagh Bachhala Secondary School says, “Yes! The girls are doing amazing jobs they have formed their code of conduct, collecting monthly saving, conducting social, health and hygienic activities, I am happy to say that they are really being change agents of our community.” 

Contact Details

Awaj Aviyan Nepal
Nilkantha Municiplity -3 Dhadingbesi , Dhading
Phone: 977-010-520966
Email: info@awajaviyannepal.org,
          awajaviyan@gmail.com