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Vote For Pushpa Basnet CNN Heroes Award Nominee 2012

7:56:00 AM Posted by Kinar Timilsina , , ,

Pushpa Basnet : "It's not fair for (these) children to live in the prison because they haven't done anything wrong...My mission is to make sure no child grows up behind prison walls."

Basnet started her career at the age of 21, while she was studying Social Work in the college. While visiting the women prison in Kathmandu, as a part of college assignment, she was dismayed at seeing the conditions of children living with their parents behind bars. She raised 70,000 rupees (roughly $885) from her close friends and sister, and started a non-profit organization -The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), to provide a day care program to the children, in 2005.

In 2007, she opened a residential home for kids to live outside of prison year round while still visiting their mothers on holidays. Today, she has assisted more than 100 children of incarcerated parents. She runs a day care center for the prison children, and a residential home for older ones. She has also helped to provide alternative residence, school enrollment, free meals and medical care to them.
In 2009, sponsored by Change Fusion Nepal, she started a program to coach parents to make handicrafts, inside the cell. The main objective being, the female prisoners as well as the former prisoners to involve in income generating activities through which they can sustain their livelihood and also contribute towards raising their children.
She, along with her organization, coordinates with prison administrators to rescue children behind bars, throughout urban and rural areas of Nepal, and help them break the cycle of crime and poverty.

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Selected for CNN Top 10 Heroes
CNN Heroes culminated in a global telecast honoring the Top 10 CNN Heroes of 2012 on September 20. Basnet was selected in the final list through unanimous Jury decision, winning a $50,000 grant amount for her effort and contributions towards the welfare of children who are behind the bars.
The final result for CNN Heroes Award 2012 award will be announced at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, on Sunday, December 2, and which will be aired LIVE through CNN. The CNN Hero with highest public vote will be awarded with an additional$250,000 to continue his/her work.

VOTING DETAILS :

GO TO THIS LINK  http://heroes.cnn.com/ 
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