Stephanie March: In Nepal, Meeting More Heroes With the World of Children
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As I write this, I am winding my way over a jagged misty mountain road through Nepal. I have traveled here with the World of Children Award to visit two of our past honorees and see, up close and in person, the remarkable work they do. As harrowing as this particular stretch of highway is (cue sharp intake of breath, car coming headlong), it is a carnival ride compared to what I have seen thus far -- children rescued from human trafficking rings, street kids from the slums of Pokhara and Kathmandu, children suffering from club feet. The list is a long one.
Perhaps, I should more accurately say, I have seen children who once suffered these indignities. I had the tremendous good fortune to meet these people (children are people) in the care of recovery programs specifically tailored to their individual and often unimaginable needs. Dr. Ashok Banskota, who founded the Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children (HRDC) outside Kathmandu in 1986, spends all Tuesday
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