Maelanny Purwaningrum (Nepal)


Maelanny Purwaningrum

Maelanny Purwaningrum (Backward Education Society – BASE): Maelanny grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia. She earned a Bachelors Degree in International Relations from Padjadjaran University, Indonesia. The following year, she received a scholarship from the Norwegian Center for Human Rights to continue her studies at Oslo University and at the time of her fellowship she was pursuing a Masters Degree on human rights at the faculty of law in Oslo. Maelanny’s academic interests include children’s rights, Islam, and international development. After her fellowship she wrote: “It has broadened my mind on the complex problems that Nepal faces but not covered by the news. I appreciate social entrepreneurship more than before.”



22 Nov

Marathon for A Good Cause!

Have you ever done a marathon? I still remember my first marathon day in the senior high school. In the last lap, my lungs felt so tight, breathing in and out very fast, grasping for breath, my mouth was dried, my chest was burning. I was not even sure if I could finish the marathon […]

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Posted Nov 22, 2012

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21 Aug

The Journey to Love Blanket

Producing the panels with the children was exciting. But it was not without challenges. Expressing their feeling, experience, or dream through art was not common for them, most of them haven’t even tried painting before. By the help from BASE’s staffs in the field we managed to organize the children to paint on the panels using brushes and colorful paints, but it got more challenging when we asked them to paint based on a theme. Figures such as house, water pump, and mountain were their favorite……. It was such a journey to meet the children, a journey that brings me to the reality of child labor in the south-western part of Nepal. Check out the video and feel the journey!

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Posted Aug 21, 2011

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21 Aug

Get to Know More about Child Friendly Village (CFV)

Meet Jogilal Chaudhary, (BASE community activist) and Rama Paudel (President of Child Friendly Village Committee) to better understand how a child friendly village is being operated, its impact on the community and the response of the community….

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Posted Aug 21, 2011

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07 Jul

Promoting Human Rights, Eradicating Child Labor

It is widely known that child labor issue is about deprivation of child rights. In Nepal, particularly in the south-western tarai, it is much more complex than that. It is not only about child rights or right to education, but also tied closely to indigenous people rights, land rights, poverty, backwardness, even marginalization. There are […]

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Posted Jul 07, 2011

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17 Jun

I do (not) like Sunday – Mingling with the Children

…….. The car crossed two fair size rivers, passed very bumpy roads, and stopped for several times to let cows, goats, lambs, or pigs cross over. In this village, I was able to meet some rescued kamalaris and produced ‘Love Blanket’ with them. They shared their story as child domestic servants to me. Most of them mentioned that they experienced beating and scolding while working as kamalari and none of them was sent to school……

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Posted Jun 17, 2011

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02 Jun

The Girl, The Goat, and The Broker

What can we get from US$ 75? Not much, I think.

Well, you can buy a goat with those money here. But, kamalaris were sold for similar cost, even lower. The money was given to the family as the sign of contract that will be renewed per year. This means the girls will get nothing at all. They are only entitled to work, work, and work.

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Posted Jun 02, 2011

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25 May

STORY BEHIND THE STORY

This is a real story, not a fairytale. This is a story about humanity. Every story consists of different parts. Like fitting scraps into puzzle, each part of the story counts as scrap that needs to be arranged to shape a clearer picture. But wait, in this story, the more part I knew, the more […]

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Posted May 25, 2011

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11 May

TULSIPUR EXPOSURE

I wrote this post accompanied by my first heavy rain and strong wind in Tulsipur. The monsoon period has not came yet, but we’ve had several heavy rains. It’s strange. Anyway, I’m glad for my first tropical rain after more than 8 months in the subtropics area. I enjoy the view of water pouring down, […]

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Posted May 11, 2011

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05 May

QUICK FACTS ON CHILD LABOR IN NEPAL

I’m in the process of writing an entry about bonded (child) labors in the Tarai area, where the Tharus indigenous people live, but then I consider why don’t give a more general view on child labor in Nepal before it. So, as an introduction to bonded (child) labors in Tarai area I post this entry. […]

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Posted May 05, 2011

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03 May

Flight + Rickshaw Ride + Microbus = More Than 7 hrs

The temperature was hot. It was around 32 degrees Celsius when I landed in Nepalganj. Many people were lining up in the backyard of a blue building which is the airport. The airport is small and simple. The airport crew handed out our baggage to be claimed. There was an hour delay, I wasn’t sure […]

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Posted May 03, 2011

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25 Apr

CHILD LABOR: DID YOU KNOW?

Only several days left to my departure. I spend my time by finishing the preparation, includes, researching on the topic which I will work on during summer time in Nepal. Child labor, yes, it is. One time, I had a conversation with some of my friends during lunch break. One of them asked me about […]

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Posted Apr 25, 2011

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