Kidpower prepares people to act in the moments that matter most.

When one of those moments threatened her husband’s life, Shusma Pokhrel had practiced a lot – and she was prepared to act.

“He was ill with dengue fever, and we were waiting for help in the crowded emergency room,” says Shusma, Kidpower International Director for Nepal.

“Suddenly, he fainted! Culturally, it would have been normal for me to wait until someone noticed. Instead, after teaching so much Kidpower, it was in my body to yell ‘HELP!’ so loudly and confidently that 15 people immediately came running to help.

“My husband is alive and well today – and I truly believe Kidpower skills helped save his life.”

Please donate today to give these life-saving skills to others in your community and around the world – with confidence that your gift has the power to help someone in danger at the moment that matters most.

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Published: December 28, 2022   |   Last Updated: December 28, 2022

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People, and the Amazon Best Seller Doing Right by Our Kids: Protecting Child Safety at All Levels.