In January 2011, ETL members traveled to Nepal to examine human trafficking issues. The newest film features Padhma Creations, an innovative social venture that empowers human trafficking victims by providing knitting and business training. "Pragati," which means "progress" in Nepali, truly showed the progress occurring in Nepal, and generated discussions around human trafficking on campus, encouraged our community to buy Padhma products, and engaged CSB/SJU students in several volunteer opportunities with nonprofit organizations throughout Minnesota.
Inspired action: Padhma Creations products are available in CSB/SJU bookstores starting in Fall 2011; interns at Padhma Creations were recruited through CSB/SJU Career Services network. In 2011, ETL's work with Padhma Creations was also featured on Dosomething.org and in The New York Times.
Bungum, Tim; Meyer, Nathan; Bina, Emily; Hoffman, Tom; Brugh, Keenan; Tomten, Katie; Schwalbach, Sarah; Pham, Trang; Mortenson, Hannah; Sullivan, Jocelyn; Tran, Trang; Gertken, Derik; Wick, Judy; Haider, Jessi; and Colleran, Alex, "Pragati, Nepal: Progress" (2011). Extending the Link (ETL). 7.