Located within picturesque countryside and mountains, between China and India is a beautiful country, Nepal. Sadly, it is also one of the least developed in the world and ranks high for sex trafficking. SUNRISE CHILDRENS ASSOCIATION INC. was founded by Emma Taylor in 2004 after volunteering in Nepal and witnessing so called ‘orphanages’ lying, manipulating, and selling children to sex traffickers, massage parlours or brothels. Many of these children come from remote villages and are cut-off from their families, sometimes for years and in some cases permanently.
In order to protect these and many more of Nepal’s vulnerable children, SCAI Australia established itself as an INGO in Nepal and Emma relocated there to run it. SCAI has set up a safe haven for children needing rescue from the corrupt “orphanages”. A home whereby children could be loved and cared for and wherever possible re-integrated back to their families.
Since establishment of SCAI in 2005, the Sunrise team have gone on to develop Education Scholarship Programs and small Community Training and Development programs which aim to keep children with their families. These programs now support over 400 children and provided training for over 600 adults. The family based child care home still remains, as a last resort for children with no other option for proper care in their own communities.
See www.scai.org.au for further details.