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Anuradha Koirala

Nepalese Social Activist, Founder of Maiti Nepal & 2010 CNN Hero of the Year

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 Anuradha Koirala Biography

Born in April, 1949, to Colonel Pratap Singh Gurung and Laxmi Gurung, Anuradha Koirala was brought up in a family that regarded providing services for humankind as the best form of pious work. She studied in Saint Joseph Convent School Kalimpong, India. At the school, she further increased her devotion towards the social work.

For more than twenty years, she taught English at various reputed schools of Kathmandu. Mother Teresa was the biggest source of inspiration to initiate a mission for the betterment of humankind. Therefore, in 1993 Ms. Koirala founded Maiti Nepal with the aim of providing services for both children and women who have endured untold pain and suffering, often in silence. Children, girls and women were being trafficked within and from Nepal for commercial sexual exploitation. She set up Maiti Nepal with a vow to put an end to this heinous crime.

After establishing Maiti Nepal, she plunged into the service of humanity. Her first work was setting up of a rehabilitation home so that she could provide a home to those who have nowhere else to turn to. Now, Maiti Nepal has three prevention homes, nine transit homes, two hospices and a high school. More than one thousand children are getting direct services from Maiti Nepal everyday. She made it possible with her firm determination and unprecedented leadership.

Maiti Nepal today conducts a wide range of activities. Conducting awareness campaigns, community Sensitization, rescue operations, Apprehending Traffickers, providing legal support to the needy, women empowerment programs, providing anti retro viral therapy(ART) to children and women infected BY HIV are regular activities of Maiti Nepal.

So far, Anuradha koirala has been provided 30 national and international award in recognition of her courageous acts and lifetime achievement furthering the cause of children's and women's rights. Some of the international awards includes German UNIFEM Prize 2007, Queen Sofia Silver Medal Award 2007, The Peace Abbey, Courage of Conscience 2006 etc. Her achievements include liberating twelve thousand girls from brothels, providing ART before the government of Nepal could initiate this process. Due to her continuous struggle, Government of Nepal recognized anti –trafficking day, which falls on September 5. This endeavor was initiated by Maiti Nepal. She was also appointed as a state minister as an honor to her contributions.

Ms. Koirala loves spending time with children. She is a self-motivated person who relishes in new and dynamic challenges, with a leadership role if required in a team environment or independently.

In September, 2010, Ms. Koirala was selected as a Top-10 CNN Hero. The global voting through the website of CNN would determine CNN hero of the year. It was the result of her struggle and compassion to fight the social evil of human trafficking , that CNN has recognized her as a TOP 10 Heroes of the world list. This honor to the daughter of Nepal is a Pride for our Nation.

On 25th November 2010 she was declared as CNN Hero of the year through global on line voting. Her victory as a CNN Hero is a pride and honor to the nation itself.

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Anuradha Koirala

Nepalese Social Activist, Founder of Maiti Nepal & 2010 CNN Hero of the Year

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Anuradha Koirala Biography

Born in April, 1949, to Colonel Pratap Singh Gurung and Laxmi Gurung, Anuradha Koirala was brought up in a family that regarded providing services for humankind as the best form of pious work. She studied in Saint Joseph Convent School Kalimpong, India. At the school, she further increased her devotion towards the social work.

For more than twenty years, she taught English at various reputed schools of Kathmandu. Mother Teresa was the biggest source of inspiration to initiate a mission for the betterment of humankind. Therefore, in 1993 Ms. Koirala founded Maiti Nepal with the aim of providing services for both children and women who have endured untold pain and suffering, often in silence. Children, girls and women were being trafficked within and from Nepal for commercial sexual exploitation. She set up Maiti Nepal with a vow to put an end to this heinous crime.

After establishing Maiti Nepal, she plunged into the service of humanity. Her first work was setting up of a rehabilitation home so that she could provide a home to those who have nowhere else to turn to. Now, Maiti Nepal has three prevention homes, nine transit homes, two hospices and a high school. More than one thousand children are getting direct services from Maiti Nepal everyday. She made it possible with her firm determination and unprecedented leadership.

Maiti Nepal today conducts a wide range of activities. Conducting awareness campaigns, community Sensitization, rescue operations, Apprehending Traffickers, providing legal support to the needy, women empowerment programs, providing anti retro viral therapy(ART) to children and women infected BY HIV are regular activities of Maiti Nepal.

So far, Anuradha koirala has been provided 30 national and international award in recognition of her courageous acts and lifetime achievement furthering the cause of children's and women's rights. Some of the international awards includes German UNIFEM Prize 2007, Queen Sofia Silver Medal Award 2007, The Peace Abbey, Courage of Conscience 2006 etc. Her achievements include liberating twelve thousand girls from brothels, providing ART before the government of Nepal could initiate this process. Due to her continuous struggle, Government of Nepal recognized anti –trafficking day, which falls on September 5. This endeavor was initiated by Maiti Nepal. She was also appointed as a state minister as an honor to her contributions.

Ms. Koirala loves spending time with children. She is a self-motivated person who relishes in new and dynamic challenges, with a leadership role if required in a team environment or independently.

In September, 2010, Ms. Koirala was selected as a Top-10 CNN Hero. The global voting through the website of CNN would determine CNN hero of the year. It was the result of her struggle and compassion to fight the social evil of human trafficking , that CNN has recognized her as a TOP 10 Heroes of the world list. This honor to the daughter of Nepal is a Pride for our Nation.

On 25th November 2010 she was declared as CNN Hero of the year through global on line voting. Her victory as a CNN Hero is a pride and honor to the nation itself.

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  • CNN Heroes struggle after Nepal quake - YouTube
  • CNN 2010 Heroes of the Year: Anuradha Koirala - YouTube
  • CNN: Anuradha Koirala, 2010 CNN Hero of the Year - YouTube

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  • How much does it cost to book Anuradha Koirala?

    Booking fees for Anuradha Koirala, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Anuradha Koirala, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Anuradha Koirala?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Anuradha Koirala for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Anuradha Koirala for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Anuradha Koirala or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Anuradha Koirala or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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  • CNN Heroes struggle after Nepal quake - YouTube
    CNN 2010 Heroes of the Year: Anuradha Koirala - YouTube
  • CNN: Anuradha Koirala, 2010 CNN Hero of the Year - YouTube
    Stop selling our girls | Anuradha Koirala | TEDxGateway - YouTube

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