Jun. 29 2011
These questions are worth asking: what is it about these Kathmandu-based NGOs that make them feel so high? Is it the high international aspect of our work, the travel, and the perks? Is the word ‘international’ so important that it would define our raison d’être and everything we do? Does the letter ‘I’ on our acronym actually add prestige to the latrines we dig for the people? Do we feel we are doing much more important work than our national counterparts? Or is it about status?
Jun. 15 2011
Child rights advocates often hear about paedophiles abusing Nepali children but it’s been quite hard to catch them. Two recent verdicts in Australian and French courts served as stark reminders that orphanages, especially middle size to large dormitory-style facilities, are dangerous places for children. Mr Pringge and Monsieur Haye were not one-time sex tourists interested in young boys— they were founders and directors of orphanages who had been operating in Nepal for years (in the case of the latter, since 1985). Orphanages were the perfect cover for these men: At least 12 boys were sexually abused, raped and exploited on a daily basis.
This begs the question: What made Nepal so attractive to these paedophiles? So attractive indeed that Haye, after being released on bail in June 2004, escaped and came back to Nepal where he was arrested a second time.
Jun. 09 2011
Patrick Delarive, grand donateur pour Tdh et membre du Comité de soutien du projet Voyage vers la Vie, raconte son expérience à la découverte des réalités de l’action de Terre des hommes sur le terrain, au Togo, pour le magazine Bilan. Suite à l’article paru dans ce magazine, Bilan l’a interviewé. “Patrick Delarive estime qu’il faut revoir la levée de fonds: en brisant des tabous et en amenant les donateurs potentiels sur le terrain.”