Emma Taylor: Nepalese Sunshine – Founder of SCAI, “Sunrise Children’s Association Inc.”, Nepal

Meet the Mother Theresa of Nepal, Emma Taylor: ‘Aamaa’ (meaning ‘mother’), ‘Didi’ (‘big sister’) and ‘Saathi’ (‘friend’). Emma’s Nepali name is “Maya” which means “love”, given to her by the local community and representative of her love and dedication.

Eight million people have been affected by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake – more than one quarter of the country’s population. With over 8000 + dead and thousands more injured, it’s at times like this, that we should draw attention to the brave ones – the heroes that are saving lives every single day – not only amidst disaster. Meet my sister, Emma Taylor. She threw in a successful corporate career in Australia to set up SCAI – Sunrise Children’s Association Incorporated, which aims to provide children with a safe, loving, family environment where they have the opportunity to reach their full potential; free from discrimination, violence, abuse, neglect, exploitation and poverty.  SCAI currently supports the education of almost 500 children who are living with their families through Education Scholarship Programs; SCAI have trained over 650 adults in their Community Training Centers, have re-integrated almost 50% of children in their care, and currently care for 50 children at their residential child care home (SCAI is putting all/any donations made at this time towards the villagers surrounding their Sunrise home; initially with food, tarpaulins and other resources). As a survivor of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake and someone who is on the ground helping others, not just today, but every day in so many different ways, it’s vital that her story be heard. Listen in to learn more about this remarkable woman and her journey thus far.

Survivors: #NepalEarthquake 2015

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This lady jumped from the second storey of her home with her baby in her arms, breaking both of her ankles.

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More neighborhood homes destroyed.

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Emma with local families outside their temporary tent shelters after their homes collapsed.

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A very grateful father after receiving a new tarpaulin and some medical items from Emma and the kids of Sunrise.

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Death toll risen to over 8000 +

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Emma in Nepal, the place she calls home.

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Emma in the Kathmandu Slums.

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Emma and some of the kids of Sunrise.

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Building and renovating the new school location.

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Photography from my personal trip to Nepal, 2012.

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Any donations SCAI is able to gather through their website www.scai.org.au (which then takes you to payment gateway www.givenow.com.au), will be spent directly by SCAI to help the villagers surrounding their sunrise home, initially with food, tarpaulins and other resources. There is a lot of international help coming through governments and large humanitarian organizations, but of course it’s impossible for them to reach ALL affected areas quickly since numerous villages have also been affected. We appreciate your support. Thank you so much. 

Namaste!

www.scai.org.au

View the interview in ‘The People Series’ on iTunes

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To email Emma Taylor directly: emma@scai.org.au

 

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