Dear Friends and Supporters,
Firstly thank you for your donations to date for this very important project.
If I may here is just one case history is from when this initiative started.
Obviously we have changed the name and we will not be publishing photographs which identify children in circumstances like this.
Pramilla who is 15 yeas of age arrived recently deeply traumatised. She was in such a state of shock despite the very intense care and support she was given it was three days before she could slowly begin to describe her terrible ordeal.
She was going for shopping when four boys came from a car and sprayed her face with some substance. She became unconscious. Her memories are not clear but she was kept chained in a dark room for a period she does not remember. After some time she was unchained, but not allowed to leave the room. What happened next is not clear but when the door opened to drug her once again she screamed so loud and so long and kicked and punched her kidnappers injuring herself in the process that so alarmed by the noise her kidnappers fled. She collapsed from exhaustion but later in dazed and shocked state found her way out to the streets of Gaya where she wandered before finally a woman took some care and accompanied her to the nearest police station, who immediately referred her to us. Subsequent medical examinations proved she had been repeatedly raped, and had been subjected to other sexual assaults.
I am very sad to say cases like Pramilla are not an isolated occurrence, but this level of abuse and crime is exceptional. Pramilla is responding to care and is already undertaking craft training which is a great therapeutic aid to her recovery, and all efforts are on to locate her family and in time retrace her steps that fateful day and gather evidence which will result in a secure prosecution. A criminal case has of course been lodged.
I want you to know we do not have any other source of funding for the SIGNAL Project specifically so every cent you donate goes towards this important initiative.
Thank you for your help in enabling us to start this work.
With your help we can and will put Pramilla back together again.
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