March 31st, 2013
A Note From The Board
The past few weeks have been extremely challenging for the WPPC Nepal Foundation, our friends, and our supporters. We are deeply saddened by the events surrounding former board member Mr. Pun and the pain that his situation has caused for many in our community and beyond. The WPPC Nepal Foundation has a long history of denouncing the victimization of women and children and advocating for those who cannot protect themselves. We are simultaneously outraged and disappointed by even the possibility that such horrific wrongs would be perpetrated by a person affiliated with our organization. We ask that you join us in praying for the alleged survivor and her family, particularly that God would bring comfort and begin the long, painful process of healing.
The members of the WPPC Nepal Foundation board are resolutely committed to moving forward with honesty, integrity, and transparency. When the board learned of the allegations against Mr Pun, we took immediate action to remove him from his position, and we are fully committed to cooperating with law enforcement to ensure that every aspect of this situation is brought to light. While the alleged abuse did not involve the WPPC Nepal Foundation, nor any of the women and children we care for in Nepal, we are currently performing a thorough review of our organization to determine what, if anything, we might have done differently to prevent the victimization of this young person as well as what concrete steps we can take to ensure that such grievous crimes do not happen again. Our commitment to aiding the victims of human trafficking remains as strong as ever.
Edward S. Moersch
Board President, WPPC Nepal Foundation
March 24, 2013
Board of Directors update
We are pleased to announce the following changes to the WPPC Nepal Foundation board of directors:
Edward Moersch has been appointed President of the board. Ed formerly served as Vice-President and brings his experience and leadership to this new role. He has worked with several non-profit organizations prior to joining WPPC. Ed and his wife Edie (Ambassadorship Program Coordinator for WPPC) have twice visited the Safe House in Hetauda, Nepal, seeing in person the difference that your generous donations have made in the lives of the survivors of human trafficking.
Ms. Lila Ghising, co-founder of both WPPC Nepal Foundation and the Women's Prevention and Protection Center (WPPC) Safe House in Hetauda, Nepal, has also joined the board of directors. Lila grew up in Nepal and has witnessed first-hand the effects of human trafficking. She brings her passion for rehabilitating, advocating and educating the survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence, both locally and globally, to the board.
Happy Holidays, Happy New Year 2013 and A Big Thank You!
Dear Friends, Families and Supporter of WPPC,
On behalf of the the survivors of Human Trafficking, women and children at WPPC Safe Home in Nepal, we are wishing you the joy of family, the gift of friends, and the best of everything in 2013. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2013!
One of the real joys for us this holiday season is the opportunity to say THANK YOU for your continued support to the women and children in Nepal. With your support, you are truly making a difference in their lives.
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!
Board of Directors, Staffs and Volunteers
WPPC Nepal Foundation
Seattle, WA, United States
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