This expedition focuses on the rapidly growing issue of human trafficking in Nepal. In this 7 day expedition you’ll meet with nonprofits and survivors to learn about the issue and develop solutions. You’ll then join forces with locals in a hackathon to create tech-focused solutions.
During this expedition, a team of volunteers will participate in an incredible opportunity to understand and fight human trafficking.
Effect.org operates schools in India which saw decreasing numbers in girls’ attendance. Upon learning they were being lost to the trafficking trade, Effect.org founder, Casey began to create a documentary exposing India’s trafficking underworld. Whilst filming, Effect.org made valuable partnerships with nonprofits fighting trafficking throughout India and Nepal.
Together with Effect.org partners, you’ll meet with survivors and nonprofits focused on anti-trafficking efforts as you understand the factors behind this issue.
The team’s goal is to leverage each individual’s technical skills during a Hackathon; you’ll present ideas, form teams, and develop ideas. Working closely with nonprofits, your ideas will create solutions to their problems.
Whether you are a marketer, HR, developer or have other skills, every professional background assists in making this hackathon successful!
Travel through Kathmandu valley visiting nonprofit leaders and inspirational survivors of human trafficking. Learn about trafficking prevention, rescue and rehabilitation.
You’ll have the chance to learn at a grassroots level how human trafficking affects Nepal. Working with nonprofits and applying your everyday skills, you’ll create solutions to help change lives.
Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you’ll present ideas, create tech-based solutions and develop ideas during a Hackathon. Coding, marketing, or designing - all skills are needed to make this happen!
You’ll work directly with Effect.org nonprofit partners in Nepal, who will be given grants to implement solutions and continue their invaluable work.
Starting her career in marketing and events for corporate america, Sandy turned her attention to international development when she moved to India and scaled programs centered around Social Enterprise throughout the country. Sandy pioneered the creation of programs both helping the homeless and preventing homelessness in her hometown of Turlock, CA. Sandy has a true passion for everything India, is addicted to coffee and loves boxing, reading, and travel!
Aashima's passion for social development pushed her to pursue her Masters in Social Work. She started her career in the field of Development Sector Consulting where she worked with several Indian government bodies and ministries to undertake extensive research and strategy to improve stakeholder engagement and last mile delivery of government programs. She loves working with children and now aims to use her skill set to add value to their lives. She is an avid reader, does not go anywhere without her Kindle, and loves Zumba and power yoga.
I had an amazing experience that exceeded my expectations. It was truly a life-changing week and will never see the world in the same way. Thanks to the team for putting together an impressive schedule of events, pulling together a great group of volunteers and helping each of us really delve into the experience. I learned a lot, experienced a lot and most importantly was moved to action through the encounters I had during the week. I would highly recommend this opportunity to anyone who is ready for a life-altering experience.
I loved it. It exceeded my expectations by far. Everything was perfectly organized and I could feel every single day I stayed there that our help can be useful for the NGOs in Nepal and for the girls.
The expedition was one of growth in perspective and empathy for a cause that most Americans are blind too. The expedition was beautifully organized by Effect and the NGOs were taught me more then I could have ever imagined. I felt like I was gone for 3 months not a week! The travel is tough and switching out of your routine into a developing country is no easy feat. However, every small challenge that pushes you out of your comfort zone helps you grow more as an individual and our group did grow collectively! Being able to improve the operational success of these NGOs was a huge success during the hackathon. You realize that there are so many small wins and the gratitude from both sides is heart warming. Thank you for changing my life!