The World Orphan Choir from The International Children’s Network going on tour for 2014 now!

Living Social article(Valley Vista)


Check out Talus Rock Retreat’s outdoor playground toured by the Pedersen kids, Kipling, Rio and Rock Retreat 



Times Now TV/India Now Headline news (November 27, 2011) 

Once an enthusiastic lot and now an utterly disappointed one, eight orphans have been denied a US visa despite having an invitation from a US and support by senators and congressmen. Heather Mehra-Pedersen sets out to escort the 8 Indian children scheduled to be part of the Matsiko World Orphan Choir 2012 tour and faces a last minute denial.



CNN/IBN Live Panel Discussion (November 22, 2011) 

The U.S. Embassy denies visa for Indian children to participate in 2012 World Orphan Choir claiming links with India aren’t strong enough to ensure their return to the country. Heather Mehra-Pedersen fights for orphan rights.



CNN/IBN News Special Report (November 22, 2011) 

US denies visa to 8 children for being orphans. Video clip interview Heather Mehra-Pedersen interviewed on CNN regarding orphan discrimination.


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