EVENT CANCELLED: An evening with 2010 CNN hero Anuradha Koirala
We feel unfortunate to announce that due to adverse weather and the road conditions, today's event - An evening with 2010 CNN Hero Anuradha Koirala has been cancelled for the safety concern of our valuable guests. We are, however, looking forward to see the possibility of rescheduling it depending on Ms Koirala's schedule. We will send another notification, if we will be able to reschedule it.
Nepal Seattle Society will still be collecting the donation for the noble cause to fight against Human Sex Trafficking to support Ms Koirala and Maiti Nepal. Please send your check/cash donations to Nepal Seattle Society or click on following Donate button to make your contribution online. We will hand over all the donations to Ms Koirala at the earliest.
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We apologize for the inconvenience so happened.
Nepal Seattle Society and WPPC Nepal Foundation Present
An Evening with
2010 CNN Hero of the year
Friday, 20 January, 2012
Fr. Thomas F. Healy, S.J. Chapel and Theater
Seattle Preparatory School
2400 11th Ave East, Seattle , WA 98102
Ms. Anuradha Koirala is the Founder and Executive Director of Maiti Nepal. Born in Nepal and former English teacher, Ms. Koirala started Maiti Nepal in a small house in Kathmandu with her own savings. Today she is a widely recognized activist and lecturer who has dedicated her life to combating the sexual exploitation of women and children.
Her accomplishments have been recognized through numerous awards, including 2010 CNN Hero of the year Award. Her work is often dangerous and requires great personal sacrifice. The criminal elements that "deliver" young girls are a ruthless enemy and have political connections at the highest levels in India and Nepal. Maiti Nepal's main office in Kathmandu has been destroyed twice and Maiti workers must travel with a bodyguard when overseeing rescue missions in India.
Her commitment has been an inspiration to her largely volunteer staff. Most of the workers are rescued girls and young women who are healthy enough to work. "They need little incentive from me," states Ms Koirala. "They are working to help their sisters and they know the horror of the victims." She adds, "Society rejects me and my girls, but they are the most important thing in my life."
Through Koirala’s inspirational stories of courage and survival and by viewing the documentary, The Day My God Died, audience members will learn about Koirala’s journey from school teacher to crusader and Maiti Nepal’s life-saving mission. Also, Nepalese community in Seattle will show case few cultural performances.
Join us for this inspiring message of hope that will stir compassion, strengthen faith and leave you empowered to make a difference in the world.
Free Admission | Seats are limited: Please click on above link to Register online or email us at events(at)nepalseattle.org.
Refreshments will be available for purchase outside the Theater - All the proceeds will be donated to Maiti Nepal.
We will have Samosas with chutney, Vegetable Pakodas, Nepalese snacks, Chai Tea, and soft drinks
Any donations/contributions are welcome to support Ms. Koirala’s organization: Maiti Nepal. You can make your check payable to Nepal Seattle Society. All proceeds from this event will go directly to Maiti Nepal. Please mention "Maiti Nepal" at the Memo section on your check. All your contributions are tax deductible.
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Anuradha Koirala's visit to seattle is being sponsored by Crooked Trails, a non-profit, community-based travel organization