Asha Nepal Charity Event – Canberra Portrait Photographer

Asha Nepal, Snowgum Studio - Canberra Portrait Photographer

I’m a Canberra Portrait Photographer and have been around many years. I’ve photographed hundred’s of weddings, pregnancies, newborn’s, baby’s, kids, tweens, teens, couples and everything else in between. I feel very blessed to be doing a job I love – photographing the connections that people have with each other. Every day I get to photograph families smiling, loving, sharing and just being.

After travelling to Nepal earlier this year and also my recent trip around Australia I realised how lucky I am to live where I do and have the life I have. As a Canberra Photographer I get to work and live in one of the most beautiful and prosperous places in the world. We might get annoyed with our Telstra Service (as I did this week) or how someone cut us off whilst we were driving or that Barista that was just too slow to make our coffee – when in reality there are millions of people around the world who are worried about just one thing – how they are going to keep themselves and their families alive.

As a mother I am also lucky to be blessed with three healthy, independent young men who’s futures will only be limited by their dreams and drive. I have lived in a bubble for a long time in Canberra and my Nepal project opened my eyes to the poverty and issues that many families face around the world. Can you imagine your daughter, sister, niece, grand daughter or friend being sold or taken as a sex slave at 10 years of age – servicing 10, 20, 30 men a day. I can’t even start to comprehend what these young girls have been through. It is all too easy to hear these stories and turn a blind eye to them. Is it because we’re indifferent? I think not. I think that these atrocities are just so horrific that we dare not to even think of them – how could any one do such a thing to another beautiful human being? It is time for all of us to take off our rose coloured glasses and face the truth – THIS IS HAPPENING – EVERY SECOND OF EVERY DAY – TO THOUSANDS OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD ( 8,000 – 12,000 every year in Nepal alone. We can make a difference by speaking out and helping to raise funds for organisations that are dedicated to helping these girls.

To find out more about the sex trafficking in Nepal click HERE

The good news is that Asha Nepal is a charity organisation that is rescuing and helping young girls that have been victims of sex trafficking. I have seen first hand the wonderful work they do for these girls and the positive impact they have on their lives. To rescue a girl from sex trafficking, house, educate and train her so that she can be independent is truly life changing. To continue with their work Asha Nepal needs help from people like you. You don’t need to donate a lot of money – every bit helps and yes YOU can make a difference to the lives of these girls.

IF YOU LOVE TO SHOP THEN THIS IS THE CHARITY EVENT FOR YOU. BLUE ILLUSION (French inspired women’s fashion) has generously offered to help us with some much needed fundraising….So Ladies get out your credit cards, because on Friday 16th August from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Blue Illusion, Canberra Centre, Manuka and Woden will be donating 20% of all sales to Asha Nepal. We will be at the Canberra Centre store with Amanda and the team supplying you with canapes and wine, so come along and help us out while having a fab time.

If you need any more information please feel free to call me on (02) 6235 0005 or 0411 269 103.

I hope to see you there on Friday!

xo

Leonie