Take a Committed Stand Against Trafficking in Nepal
There is only so much that our organization can reach in our locality so our ambassadors help fill that gap. As an ambassador, you are committing to fight human trafficking:
- Raise awareness about human trafficking in Nepal
- Organize fundraisers to support the survivors/victims of human trafficking
- Raise funds for new projects in Nepal.
If you want to join the ambassador team and make your fight against human trafficking more than just words – then download the Ambassador Application here.
We send our appreciation and congratulations to the hard work from our ambassadors. Here they are:
Ms. Oshin Bharati, Ambassador
Stony Brook, NY, USA
I am from Kathmandu, Nepal and am currently enrolled at Stony Brook University in New York as an undergraduate student with a pre-med track. Since I was very young, my mother taught me to be an independent woman and fight my battles with confidence and inner strength. She also motivated me to inspire other women, such as my friends and peers, to do the same. This has formed the basis of my adulthood and I wish to follow it actively by volunteering for Friends of WPC Nepal.
I have had many opportunities to interact with people from all around the world. I represented Nepal as a swimmer at the 2005 & 2006 World Championships and the South Asian Games in 2004 & 2010. As a Girl’s Scout, I represented Nepal at the 21 Scout Jamboree in London in 2007. During 2012, I was a part of a team that promoted complimentary health services through the Alka Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. These experiences have taught me valuable lessons in teamwork, service and determination.
In addition to being an Ambassador for Friends of WPC Nepal, I also volunteer as Vice President of the Community Service Club at Stony Brook University and an intern for AIDS peer educator.
Ms. Rheanna Murray, Ambassador
Tacoma, WA, USA
After spending nearly a month in Nepal working with the Women’s Protection Center at the safe house in Hetauda, I knew that becoming an ambassador was only the next logical step once I got back to the states. I am passionate about bringing an end to gender inequality – particularly when it comes to slavery of any kind – and staying with the children solidified my desire to help solve this problem in any way that I can.
This fall I will be starting my freshman year at Portland State University where I will be studying International and Women’s Studies and spreading the message about Friends of WPC Nepal while keeping in touch with the safe home in Nepal until I can return!
Ryan Graham Jess, Ambassador
Bellingham, WA, USA
I was born in Shawnee Kansas, in the middle of America. I moved around a lot growing up, I also lived in Michigan, Texas, Utah and Washington. I love nature and have always thought about what might need to be done to solve the worlds problems and to end injustice. My personality is that of an idealist and it has lead me on adventures to Mexico and Canada. I have an Associate of Arts degree from Edmonds Community College with a focus on music, I am a certified meditation teacher from International Society of Ascension and I am currently studying human services at Western Washington University. I have a four year old daughter and two step daughters who live in Canada, I visit them when I can and hope to help create a bright future for them. I hope to become a human rights lawyer or some kind of fulfilling and powerful work in which I can enjoy a beautiful life and help others.
Brian Behnken, Ambassador
Seattle, WA, USA
Growing up as a Third Culture Kid has blessed me with a unique ability to see the world as an interconnected mosaic of cultures, ideas, beliefs and practices that intimately affect every individual, no matter their background. At the same time, it has shown me that life is to be lived outside of myself, that I am to live for those around me, no matter their background. Part of being a TCK enables me to relate to many cultures, and no other culture has captured me quite as much as Nepal’s. I took a trip with to Hetauda with Friends of WPC Nepal in 2012. Those moments at the safe home hearing the girls’ stories face to face has forever marked me. I left with a clear sense of what I want to do with my life – ending the cancer that is slavery in this world using any means available to me. After returning to Nepal in 2014, I realized how small actions, like teaching basic first aid, can affect their lives. Further, it is not just their lives that we change, but the course of their whole country. They are the future. I am an ambassador because this generation determines the quality of lives in the next. I am an ambassador to give this abandoned generation a voice, so they can be present for the next. I am an ambassador because it is a small act of service that has the power to change not only Nepal, but the world.
Heidi Thompson, Ambassador
Salem, OR, USA
I am currently a freshman at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and I got involved with Friends of WPC through my high school. At the end of my junior year at the Tacoma School of the Arts I went on a Service and Study Tour trip to Nepal and spent time at the WPC safe house in Hetauda, Nepal. It was a life changing experience and one that will stay with me for the rest of my life. Although I had been volunteering and giving back to my community for years and was a huge believer and supporter of social justice, I had never worked in a situation with those circumstances or with quite the same impact. It just added gasoline to the fire.
When I returned I knew I wanted to do more to help this amazing organization and the work they do, so my friend and I decided to organize an awareness event for them as our senior project. That experience was a new way of getting involved that I had never participated in before and I loved it. That led me to make the decision to become a Friends of WPC Nepal ambassador.
Although I do not know exactly what I want to major in or even do after college, I know that I want to help people and make the world a better place, starting by supporting Friends of WPC Nepal.
Do you want to be part of our Ambassador team?
If you are interested to becoming part of our Ambassador team and making a difference in the lives of women and children who are survivor/victims of human trafficking, please learn more by visiting our Volunteer USA page or by contacting Friends of WPC Nepal directly.