Dear Friends and Supporters,
I am sure you are aware our work can sometimes be difficult but we are both determined and dedicated in our task.
You remember the previous story of trafficked children being stopped at Gaya Junction?. Well based on information received a raid was conducted on the factory in Jaipur Rajasthan by the Labour Department and Police rescuing 65 children from Bihar who were enslaved there in terrible conditions. 31 were from Gaya District and were transferred to Rescue Junction for rehabiltation, new clothes, good food and to be reunited with thier families.
It is days like these that give us strength to carry on, with your support we can look forward to rescuing even more children in the future.
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You can see a photograph of some of the children on our website,
http://www.peoplefirstindia.net under latest news and updates.
We have also been able to fit new personal lockers for the children due to a kind donation from California. Thank you!
At this time if Indian Festivals may I send you our best compliments of the season!
Please I remind you October 19th is BONUS MATCHING DAY where any donation you make will have extra value!
Thanks so much!
Greetings to all our friends and supporters,
I just wanted to keep you all up to date with all the news from Rescue Junction,
Seven children were found on Gaya Station who were being trafficked for work in a factory at Rajasthan.
After receiving extensive counseling, and securing follow up support from the local administration the children were all able to return to their village after being reunited with their families.
The reason this update has taken some time is that the Police having arrested the trafficker needed to organise a raid on the factory in Rajasthan.
I am pleased to inform you the raid has now taken place and many child labourers freed, some from Bihar but not from our area. They are all undergoing rehabilitation .
We now know that these children left their homes without any parental consent, having being lured away, and therefore the trafficker has now been charged with kidnapping and faces many years in Jail.
In addition, and this is rather a sad story, two young girls one only four months old were found abandoned on a local train and brought to Rescue Junction. The four month old girl is the youngest ever to be brought to the centre. Efforts are on, so far without success to locate the family
And to finish on an upbeat story, do you remember ASHA the little girl found abandoned on the station and after sometime was sent for adoption? We have news that a wealthy Indian family is going to adopt her and that she now has a wonderfull future ahead of her. Thanks as ever for your support.
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This is Sunita with another update for our kind hearted and generous supporters on Global Giving.
It was our pleasure to welcome volunteers from the Trusts Village Experience Programme to Rescue Junction Recently
You can see some " dance therapy" in action with the volunteers at the centre by clicking on the facebook link below
Meanwhile a sad case, two young children abandoned by their mother we think, two girls aged about five and a baby only four months old on a local train, came to Rescue Junction some days ago. We also have admitted two missing boys both found by another NGO over 1,000 Miles away but who had come from somewhere in this area.
Our counselors are skilled in gently supporting and finding out these and other children's stories and then we can decide what is best for them.
Your support is vital in helping us to maintain our services as we rely entirely on donations.
We have managed to redecorate the centre and the volunteers helped paint some pictures and murals so the wall so the place is looking bright and colorful!
Once again thank you all for your help,
Greetings to all our supporters!
The worst of the summer heat has gone but the welcome dmonsoon rains have faltered.
Here at Rescue Junction, lost and missing children continue to come to the centre and a little deaf boy who cannot remember how he got to Gaya was recently united with his family. We continue our rehabilitation efforts for all children at the centre.
Please visit our Facebook page and our website for more information, the links are below.
We also plan to hold a forum with other organisations working in other areas with street, missing, and homeless children which we will host at our Gyan Vikas Centre in Bodh Gaya.
We are also looking forward to welcoming volunteers on our Village Experience programme which will start shortly.
And we now have a new computer due to a donation received from the UK.
I would like to thank you as ever for your wonderful support for Rescue Junction.
On behalf of all of the children we send our heartfelt appreciation to you
Greetings to you all from everyone here at Rescue Junction.
Is it really 12 weeks since our last update?,
The Title of this report is a direct quote from a recent visitor, a supporter to Rescue Junction from our visitors book.
Just to remind you of all the services the Gaya Rescue Project at our centre Rescue Junction offers,
It provides local children living in slum areas near the railway education.
It provides early intervention by getting children from the streets who are lost or missing before the streets get to them
It reunites children with their families, but no child is ever returned against their will or back into an abusive situation.
It provides 24 hour care with food and has 14 full time staff including counselors and teachers with a safe night shelter.
It has specially trained female staff and secure area for girls to sleep.
It can place children in good children's homes where they exist in other areas or in homes for adoption by a loving Indian Family.
It provides a bank system for street children to keep their money, and lockers are shortly due to be installed so they can keep their few possessions safe.
It is recognized by the State Government as a shelter home for the care of children in urgent need and distress under the Juvenile Justice Act 2000, but they do not provide funds to support the centre
And the budget for all this? $50,000 per year.
That is why every single donation is so important in order to help us keep the centre open.
Included in this report is a picture of a boy from the Punjab , a lost child who was found drugged on a Kolkata bound train , and police brought him here as the train stopped at Gaya. He cannot remember how he got on the train, except two men who he met at the station in the Punjab befriended him and gave him food. He is very poor and lives with his grandfather with whom the picture shows being reunited.
Other news there is a Rescue Junction related video on our website home page, please watch it and ask your friends to look at it. We really need your help. There is a link below in this report.
And finally June 15th is matching funds day at Global Giving Day, please save your kind donations to that day!
With Thanks and Best Wishes to you all,
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