Our Story

CHANGING DESTINY STARTED WITH A DREAM IN 2015

We dreamed and we responded. We started doing what we could, with what we had, which has turned into a residential school with high-quality English education. This dream has grown to helping the children's mothers as well. Their moms and other women have the opportunity to go to a beauty school to step into a dignified career.

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THE DREAM BEGAN

Learn how a visit to Nepal changed the founder's life

“When I got home and saw my own little girl who was just five years old at the time, I realized there were girls her age being trafficked, being raped, that very minute. This shook me to the core. We had to do something.”

The Meaning Behind Our Logo

Represented in our logo are two changed lives footprints, purposely placed in opposite
directions to symbolize change. The larger footprint is of a woman who used to work in the red-light district but is now a house mom, on the outreach team, and living her life with mission and purpose! Her desire is to see many lives changed just like hers. The smaller footprint is of a child that was born in the brothel but was given an opportunity to be educated and now has dreams of her own. After taking stamps of their feet, we created an outline to use as our design. The mandala design was hand-drawn to represent the region of our work and the blue is used as it is the color of the anti-human trafficking movement.

The tagline “Empower-Educate-Repeat” is our mission: to empower the vulnerable by giving
knowledge to thrive in society, to educate the uneducated through primary school and vocational training, and to repeat until there are none left.

Our Journey from Past to Present

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The School Project

We believe English education has the power to break the cycle of injustice and lack of opportunity in a family’s life and give a child a chance in the ever-growing, modern South Asia and world.

Therefore, we educate our children in a high-quality, English-medium school. One where English is the primary language used during instruction.

Our school provides:

  • Local teachers
  • International board and influence
  • Computer training
  • Extracurricular activities (sports, dance, music)
  • Counseling
  • Life skills training (cooking, agriculture)

In addition, we provide on-campus, safe-housing; known as a hostel. This includes:

  • House moms that truly care for our children
  • Nutritional, warm, tasty meals and snacks
  • All clothing and school needs provided for
  • Medical care
  • Study time and play time
  • Safety and security

We strongly believe in working together to make a difference. It takes many voices to speak into one person’s life. We welcome teams, especially with international persons, to love on our children, to teach them new things, to give our children exposure to the “outside” world, and to practice their English-speaking. 

We understand that the child will have a decision to make once they graduate. Will they return to the life they saw when they were a little child? Or, do they take everything they have been given, a changed destiny, and go change other destinies? Our dream is that through their years at our school and home, these children will take prominent jobs in society and change the world for the good. We are committed to their safety even as they transition into a dignified profession in the real world.

“When I grow up, I want to be a doctor so that I can help other people like the doctor did for my mom.” – Student, grade 6

Night Program

On any given night the babies of sex workers are exposed to an unimaginable amount of atrocities and dangers. Often these little ones are physically and verbally abused, drugged to keep quiet through the night, left to wander the streets alone, or left lying next to their mother as she takes in client after client. These children are some of the most vulnerable. 

In partnership with a trusted organization, we have started a night shelter for these precious babies under the age of five. This night care provides:

  • A safe place to sleep 
  • An open place to play 
  • A clean place to bathe 
  • A nutritious meal to eat

Having this night care shelter also provides the opportunity to connect with more women in the red-light areas. The more women we connect with allows us to hear more of their needs and desires and hopefully provide a solution to change their destiny. 

We are in no way in support of what these women do every night. However, we care for the child who is otherwise left alone in their most vulnerable state. We care for the child that is forgotten. We care for the child that did not choose this life. 

Our hope is that through this night care and through the relationships built, the mothers will want to send their children to our residential school. 

Beauty Program

Vocational Training-

We believe vocational training can ignite forgotten dreams and give the opportunity for a bright future with a dignified career. One injustice we work with is human trafficking and sexual slavery. Many women are stuck in this trade because of illegal debt, while many others are stuck because of their limited, to no, education. Vocational training empowers these women to fight for their future. They too have a right to education.

Our beauty program launched in response to many women’s interest in this skill. They spoke, we listened. They dreamed, we responded.

This training includes:

  • Intro to Beauty Course
    • Beauty (facials, nail care)
    • Haircutting
    • Makeup
    • Life skills
  • Advanced Training Course
    • Haircutting
    • Hair color
    • Texture services
    • Life skills
“I love school. This school is different. When I come here, I feel at peace. It feels like family.” ~2019 Student