“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead
In Nepali culture, girls are very valuable to their families. Girls cook, clean, work on the farms, collect firewood, and gather grass for the animals. Yet girls are secondary citizens, in that they do not get to go to school. Being uneducated, they are easily persuaded by predators, or even by their own parents, to leave home and go earn money elsewhere in hopes of a better life.
We are slowly changing all of this by educating young girls and instilling in them a sense of pride, so that they are not as easily manipulated into leaving for faraway countries. Education is available to any and all girls, regardless of caste, religion, disability, ethnicity, or political affiliation. We focus on low-caste girls because they are the most vulnerable.