3 Angels Nepal - About Us
Every story has a beginning, and this one starts with an 8 year old orphan…
He was living in a remote village in Nepal. He was taken to an orphanage to share cramped conditions with many other children. He was destined to become just another statistic…
But something amazing happened to this orphan that would change his life forever. At the early age of 8, this orphan was fortunate enough to be selected by Asian Aid as one of their first children from Nepal to go to India for education. In 2004, after he completed his education, this same boy went back to Nepal with the aim to contribute back to the Nepali society.
From when he was a young boy, he sponsered by a young Australian student (at the time), Peter Sandy. To this day they still keep in touch and visit.
Saving the Lost Children.
He never forgot the gift of hope Asian Aid had given him, nor did not forget how it felt to be a lost child; abandoned and alone, facing a terrifying future of poverty.
That boy was Dr Rajendra Gautam.
It Started With a Single Child.
The miraculous story of 3 Angels Nepal begins with a blind girl, Meena Gurung, whose grandfather could no longer look after her. Meena was found on the streets of Pokhara, and although Rajendra and Sarah never planned an Orphanage, and had decided they wouldn’t have kids of their own, within 5 months they had 5 girls together, all rescued orphans, altogether in their small 2 bedroom rented home.
Living in an orphanage when he was a young boy, Rajendra never dreamed of running an Orphanage, and wanted a more home/family model.
This was the kind of care that Rajendra and Sarah wanted to give all the orphan children of Nepal; that of a loving family. There are now over 160 children living in 12 children’s homes maintained by the 3 Angels charity.
3 Angels Nepal
One of the original founders of Asian Aid Australia, Helen Eager, had seen the work Sarah and Rajendra were doing, and how they were helping the children, like a family. Helen realised there were many more in need of rescue, which wouldn’t be possible limited as just one family, so she decided to support them and start a charity called 3 Angels Nepal.
Helen soon became known as ‘Mummy Eager’ and was indeed a supportive ‘other Mum’ to Rajendra and many thousands of Nepali orphans. Today she spends many months every year living in Nepal, working to help the needy children of Nepal, although now retired from Asian Aid Australia.
Not Just Saving Lives, but Providing Futures.
Dr Rajendra soon realised that if he were to make a real difference to the lives of the children of Nepal he had to focus on the causes of their desperation and start looking to the future.
The Guardian Angels of the Lost Children of Nepal.
Our mission is for 3 Angels to be guardian angels for vulnerable women and children everywhere; in the prisons, at the borders, in the communities, cities, and villages. We want to share God’s love with them in the most practical of ways. We want to be an unstoppable force against human slavery and human trafficking in Nepal.
With your help, we are saving lives – one child at a time.
By focusing on the causes of problems such as child poverty and abandonment, and in providing education and rehabilitation, 3 Angels can actually turn lives around and change entire communities. 3 Angels is a grass roots charity, meaning we don’t spend huge amounts of money on advertising, staff costs and admin – even this website is donated!
Your donations aren’t simply piled into a huge pot to be dipped into at will. You can actually see where your money is spent and the difference it is making to people’s lives.
Additionally, 3 Angels Nepal are advocating for the Nepali Government to close the open border system with India. This will mean visas and travel documentation will be required and trafficking will be substantially hindered.
We don’t simply rescue; we change society so rescue is no longer needed.
In late 2016 Rajendra was appointed to the Central Child Welfare Executive Board (CCWB) for the protection & welfare of women & children in Nepal. This allows 3AN to impact policy making at a government level to make significant lasting changes to protect the children and young women of Nepal from human trafficking & exploitation.
September 2016 – Rajendra was awarded the National hero of Nepal. read more
February 2017 – 3 Angels Nepal was awarded the Asian Award of best NGO, for Woman Empowerment of Trafficked Victims.
Awards and Recognition
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We want to change the way society is, so that one day rescue will no longer be needed.
The story of 3 Angels Nepal has touched so many. Each of our team members understands the fragility of the Nepali people and are committed to their roles.
They know that hope is a right, not a privilege.
We work closely with authorities to stop human traffickers before they cross the boarder.
We create homes with parental love and guidance to vulnerable and traumatised children.
We take care of the children of women in prison, and offer basic supplies, support, and education so they have a chance at a future outside the prison walls.
Our Radio Outreach Program targets rural communities to warn and educate them of child trafficking.
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