Maile Je Bhoge
Maile Je Bhoge, an eight episode series produced by Save the Children in partnership with Antenna Foundation was broadcasted in Nepal Television every Saturday from 7 September to 26 October 2013.
This series hosted by Nepali actor Hari Bansha Acharya debated issues that affect children in Nepal. The two month long show started with an episode on families headed by children after losing their parents because of conflict, HIV or other reasons. The show discussed some serious issues that affect children in Nepal like corporal punishment, disability, girls’ education, child marriage, chhaupadi (confinement of women and girls during menstruation), and malnutrition. The final episode of Maile je Bhoge about child sexual abuse with girls sharing heart breaking stories of being abused.
Hari Bansha Acharya travelled from East to West covering many districts to research the issues and speak to children and their families. His interviews with children were woven into eight episodes with the title song sung by legendary singer late Phatteman Rajbhandary, lyrics penned by poet and novelist Buddhisagar and music by Kali Prasad Baskota. Each episode contains stories of losses, tribulations, and achievements in some. Save the Children has supported the production of Maile je Bhoge, a first of its kind show.
Save the Children hopes that these eight episodes of personal stories of children and their families will generate awareness about issues related to children, ignite a healthy debate among the viewers and attract attention of responsible authorities and civil society to make children a top priority.
The eight episodes, including the title song can now be viewed on our videos page.