Meghan and Harry share sweet Insta video
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have shared a heartwarming video to round off their Forces for Change monthly theme, focusing on a Nepalese project they pledged their support to.
At the start of August, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex asked the public to suggest small organisations making a big difference to the world for them to publicise on their Instagram account, SussexRoyal.
The couple shared a video from the BlinkNow Foundation, a small organisation changing the lives of children in Nepal, explaining they wanted to "shine a light" on the "amazing work they are doing", reports The Sun.
In the clip, excited children from the foundation thank the royals for their support: "Namaskar, Meghan and Harry. We're so thankful that you chose to support BlinkNow as a Force for Change."
The youngsters go on to introduce a guided tour of the Kopila Valley children's home and the subsequent school, which is the "greenest" in Nepal due to it being powered entirely by solar energy.
"At our Kopila Valley women's centre, over 200 women have participated in vocational training and empowerment workshops," continues one of the children. "When women are empowered, the entire community is uplifted."
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Yesterday we received this message from @BlinkNowOrg, an account that you suggested we follow for this month’s theme of Forces For Change, and we wanted to take this opportunity as the monthly theme comes to a close, to shine a light on this amazing organisation in Nepal and the work they are doing. The Blink Now organisation’s journey started on the very real concept where one young woman decided to help one young girl, hoping to make one small difference. Today the Blink Now organisation provides a loving home for over 40 children, a school for 350 young students, a safe house for 10 of their most at-risk female students, a new school campus made from the earth and many more incredible initiatives. • “We have the power to create the world we want to see every day” - Founder Maggie Doyne Their mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal’s children. They do this by providing quality education, a safe environment and through inspiring others, but almost more importantly, they do this by believing in community first. They believe that if given the proper tools and initiatives, people and communities anywhere in the world can raise themselves out of poverty. We want to thank you @BlinkNowOrg for the kind message and for continuing to be a #ForceForChange. To discover ways to get involved, create something, and build and brighter future for the children and women on Kopila Valley, visit @BlinkNowOrg Video © @BlinkNowOrg
The Duke and Duchess explained below the video in a caption: "The BlinkNow organisation started where one young woman decided to help one young girl, hoping to make one small difference.
"Today the BlinkNow organisation provides a loving home for more than 40 children, a school for 417 young students and a safe house for 10 of their most at-risk young females.
"Their mission is to change the world by empowering Nepal's children. They do this by providing quality education, a safe environment and through inspiring others."
Quoting the organisation's founder, Maggie Doyne, they concluded the post: "We have the power to create the world we want to see every day."
Since starting their own Instagram account this year, Meghan and Harry have chosen a theme for each month - including environmental issues and LGBTQ+ causes.
At the start of August, they asked their nine million followers: "We want to know who YOUR Force for Change is - the organisation doing amazing work that we should be following."
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For the month of August we look to you for help. We want to know who YOUR Force for Change is.... Each month, we change the accounts we follow to highlight various causes, people or organisations doing amazing things for their communities and the world at large. Over the next few days please add your suggestions into the comments section: someone you look up to, the organisation doing amazing work that we should all be following, an account that inspires you to be and do better (or that simply makes you feel good), or the handle that brims with optimism for a brighter tomorrow. We will choose 15 accounts and follow them next Monday, as we spend the month of August acknowledging the Forces for Change in all of our lives.
The Instagram posts followed the Duchess' stint at British Vogue, where she guest edited the September issue titled Force for Change.
Sifting through the thousands of entries, the royal pair narrowed it down to just 15 causes that they chose to follow and promote on their feed.
In a message of thanks to those who contributed, the Sussex duo wrote: "Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed, and for being part of this collective conversation with us.
"We hope everyone has enjoyed discovering many of these accounts and engaging with each other on how we can all be Forces For Change."
This article originally appeared on The Sun and was reproduced with permission