Join Tristen Ikaika and Indy Blue on a 7 day expedition to Kathmandu filled with adventure and learning about the organizations fighting human trafficking at a grassroots level. All participants will have the opportunity to learn directly from Effect.org leadership, local NGO's, and local stakeholders in order to better understand what goes into fighting human trafficking and what more needs to be done.
Join Tristen Ikaika and Indy Blue on a 7 day expedition to Kathmandu, Nepal for 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. While filming, Effect.org made valuable partnerships with nonprofits fighting trafficking throughout India and Nepal.
Together Tristen, Indy, and Effect.org, you’ll meet with survivors and nonprofits focused on anti-trafficking efforts as you understand the factors behind this issue.
Travel through Kathmandu valley visiting nonprofit leaders and inspirational survivors of human trafficking. Learn about trafficking prevention, rescue and rehabilitation.
Working with a team of fellow volunteers, you’ll present ideas, create solutions and develop ideas during an impact workshop.
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.
Join like-minded individuals who want to make a difference, love travel, and will follow you back on Instagram.
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 administered and created 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.
Tristen is a Travel Photographer with two successful businesses. In addition to his travel photography, Tristen sells rings which he makes by collecting spoons/forks on his travels before transforming them into jewelry. He also hosts workshops with bestie, Indy. This will be Tristen's third expedition.
As a successful videographer, Indy covers weddings, corporate and commercial events. She has a blog and a Youtube channel where she regularly shares videos about travels. She also co-hosts workshop with Tristen where they teach basics of videography and how to turn it into a lucrative career.
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!