Workshop in Nepal. 06/08
Report by AIDSLINK in June 2008
Reaching the mountains and the valleys
They came from Katmandu or the many Nepali villages which are scattered through the Himalayas to be part of a year-long discipleship programme. Over 30 listened carefully as the AIDSLink team spoke of HIV & AIDS and how it affects their country.
They now know of the average 12,000 Nepali children who are monthly trafficked into India and the Gulf, most of them destined for commercial sex work.
They heard the first hand testimony of those who suffer in secret for fear of rejection, but who now live "positively" with HIV.
At the end of the workshop, the word "impact" came to mind when thinking of these young people, released into their communities, empowered with information to make a difference in the future.