“Circus Kathmandu presents a distinct fusion of circus, theatre, dance and cutting edge art forms to create an exciting form of entertainment. The original, beautiful and spectacular works presents some of Nepal’s greatest talent both domestically and internationally.” Circus Kathmandu contributes to the fight on human slavery through a particularly unique and creative outlet. Actively, they empower survivors of human trafficking by recruiting them onto their circus performing team where they have access to a more stable future and rehabilitation. On the preventative side, they offer performances and skills workshops to local, at-risk areas in Nepal that reduce the population vulnerable to the vicious cycle of human slavery.
SUKA Society is a small but growing organization, one that has already inspired our student network in Kuala Lumpur through its educational and awareness programming. This year 24 Hour Race will support the operations of SUKA’s transitional shelter for victims of trafficking to Malaysia, a destination country for domestic workers, bonded labor, and the sex trade. SUKA’s shelter is designated primarily for children, so often exploited in these circumstances. This is a key resource in the government’s effort to address the human trafficking situation. SUKA’s programming at the shelters place an emphasis on vocational skill-set development, so that victims not only have a productive pipeline back into society, but are able to generate income while in the transitory shelter.