Opportunity Village is a center that provides shelter, care and life skill training for the children and women of Nepal who have been wounded by their life circumstances and who find themselves on the margin of society.
Services of Opportunity Village are focused on protecting and wherever possible preventing women and especially children from entering a life of slavery. The organization is conscious of the dangers that prevail in Nepal where poor families, desperate for a better life for their children, are easily tricked by human traffickers.
Areas of work: Anti-Human trafficking, skill training, prison ministry, mobile health clinic, rehabilitation of earthquake affected areas (Gorkha).
In addition to mentoring and coaching of these girls, prevention advocates are trained against sexual violence. Since 1998, Opportunity Village Nepal offers accommodation and education to children and young people living on the margin of society. Since the earthquake in 2015, many girls from the destroyed villages are coming to Pokhara, hoping to make money there. Because of a lack of training, they often have only Prostitution.
With the beginning of 2017 Opportunity Village Nepal will support them in finding a suitable training place and stabilizing themselves professionally.
Opportunity Village was founded in 1998 by the Good Shepherd Sisters of India, an international congregation of religious women in the Roman Catholic Church. It is an autonomous, non-profit society of women.