Radio Outreach Program
Targeting the Root Cause
Many organisations focus solely on the problem, that means that their work is never complete because as soon as you rescue one child from slavery… Another is taken to go in their place.
Click here to hear how radio is being used to fight human trafficking in a Soundcloud interview with 3 Angels Nepal.
Education is crucial for preventing many of the horrors that we see around us. To this end we are focusing our attention on reaching the remote communities that are targeted by human traffickers.
Radio Outreach Program
Many of the remote communities are unaware of the tactics used by child traffickers. They have little access to the outside world and few visitors, but most of them do own radios.
We developed a Radio Outreach Program to educate them on the dangers that child traffickers in Nepal pose to their girls and to alert them to the many tricks that such traffickers use.
The Radio Outreach Program is supported by the government, which controls all the radio stations and approves and endorses the content we broadcast.
An Effective Way of Communication
Transmitting a regular radio broadcast has proved to be the most effective means of connecting to remote rural communities. We have been able to give these communities a greater understanding of what is happening just across the border and the danger the sex industry poses to young girls and women.
These communities can then pass the news onto neighbouring villages so our message reaches many more people, helping them to safeguard their daughters, sisters, and wives.
It’s the ripple effect that we aim to have and right now it’s our main way of spreading the word and preventing the crime.
Preventing a crisis is cheaper and more effective than dealing with the aftermath.
What We Broadcast
3 Angels Nepal own the radio station, and broadcast through 42 relay stations reaching out to 72/27 districts in Nepal.
As well as talking about the dangers of human trafficking and the tactics the traffickers use, we also inform communities about basic health and hygiene to help prevent contamination, the importance of clean water, how to stop the spread of disease, and have programmes targeting child and women protection, civic education and legal counselling.
3 Angels is an NGO (Non-Government Organisation) but is motivated by God’s love. As such, we also broadcast the Gospel to motivate and inspire. However, we rescue and help all, regardless of their beliefs.
Funding The Program
Advertisers are a valuable source of revenue and this is how we are able to fund our vital broadcasts. The more impact we have, the more advertisers we can attract to help fund the program. We also rely on charitable donations, which helps pay for equipment, running costs and other resources.
Our aim is to become fully self-sufficient by appealing to advertisers but costs for running a radio broadcast are high.
Captivating International Foundation (CIF) have been a prominent partner supporting the 3 Angels Nepal Radio funding around 70% of the operating costs. For the remaining, we work hard on advertisements and local sponsor programs to become self-sufficient.
How it helps us stop Human Trafficking
In April 2015, soon after the devastating earthquakes in the Kathmandu Valley, a 3 Angels Nepal staff family member in a remote village was drugged and stolen from school by traffickers as retribution against 3 Angels Nepal and their successful work of saving victims. This victim was a 9 year old little girl. Her description was quickly broadcast far and wide over 3 Angels Nepal radio. She had been missing for 2 days, passed through two sets of women working for human traffickers in an effort to lose the trail, in an attempt to smuggle her across to India for sale. The 3 Angels Nepal radio broadcasts led someone from the public to notify police and she was rescued unharmed and reunited with her family.
It is with deep gratitude that we thank our donors, especially the community in Newcastle, Australia, whose recent fundraising efforts provided the funds to purchase the radio equipment.
Donations are still desperately needed to keep the outreach radio broadcasts running. With your help we can reach more communities and save more young girls and women from a life of fear and abuse.
So, please, ask yourself, do you really to need to buy that coffee today?
How about donating it instead and preventing a young girl from falling into the hands of sex attackers, rapists, smugglers and murderers?