As a child, did you play “Connect the Dots”? Initially there are only dots and numbers, but as dots are connected according to its numeric sequence a picture surfaces. Without the numbers, how can one see clearly the connection between the dots? Interpersonal relationships are like dots without numbers – they seem to be unconnected but if we are willing to link them up, a wonderful picture will form.
The Nepalese culture is strongly influenced by male superiority and caste system values. Local women, especially those in rural districts, are rarely involved in social events or decision making processes. Not only are they unable to express their views, they are also unfairly treated and bounded by various social restrictions.
Viji Keren has joined the children ministry of CEDAR’s partner, Christian Missions Charitable Trust (CMCT), for ten years and CEDAR’s staffs have been keeping close contact with Viji regarding the children in India. Today we get to know this frontline worker better through her sharing.