August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Honor it by planning a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH.
In August 2004, NGN founder Conor Grennan left his job at the EastWest Institute in Brussels and set off on a solo, yearlong, round-the-world trip. The journey began with a three-month volunteering stint in the Little Princes Children’s Home in the village of Godawari, Nepal, where he promptly fell in love with the 18 children in his care. Grennan returned to Little Princes in January 2006, where he once again worked with his colleague, Farid Ait-Mansour. After months of working together to ensure that trafficked children in Little Princes had stable and healthy lives, Conor and Farid began to focus on the needs of children outside the orphanage. They discovered that there were thousands of trafficked children who were beyond the reach of the system. Conor returned to America in April 2006, assembled a highly talented and compassionate board of directors and together they formed Next Generation Nepal.