Since its founding in 1983, The Advocates for Human Rights has campaigned against human rights violations, including human trafficking, bias toward immigrants, violence against women and child labor. As part of its commitment to combating child labor, The Advocates decided to establish a school in 1999 for children who would otherwise be forced to work.
Longtime volunteer David Parker, who had helped The Advocates publicize the issue through his compelling photography of child laborers, suggested that The Advocates establish a school in Nepal, where there is a high rate of child labor. To learn more about child labor in Nepal, please click here.
Partnering with Hoste Hainse, a Nepalese non-profit that runs schools for poor children who otherwise might be forced to work, The Advocates for Human Rights created the Sankhu-Palubari Community School Project in 1999 (now known as the "Nepal School Project"). To find out more about the School, please click here.
Since 1999, The Advocates has worked with volunteers (such as the Child Labor Committee), individual donors and schools to support the Nepal School Project. Local school groups in Minnesota have collected school supplies and organized fundraisers to benefit the school.
The Advocates for Human Rights completely funds the education of 241 children in Nepal. To help us support the Sankhu-Palubari Community School, please send your donation here (direct your payment to "Nepal School Project"). For more information, please contact Jennifer Prestholdt.
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