Warm Greetings, from all of us at Rescue Junction.
Through all of the regular updates I hope you all have come to understand the very important and unique work of the Gaya Rescue Project. It is remarkable and please forgive me for repeating this fact, that although the State Welfare Department has recognized our work by approving the centre as a place for children in urgent need and distress there is no alternative or other centre or indeed any programme to care for such children in the whole district,actually in the whole of South Bihar. South Bihar has a population of over 40 million people!
Recently the Government Railway Police intercepted a lost and frightened looking girl milling through the crowds on Gaya Station. She had run away from a Brothel, and came from the Northeastern State of Nagaland where she had been purchased for the purpose of prostitution. This girl was no older than 15 years of age.
After being admitted to Rescue Junction it soon became clear she had been working at the brothel for over one month, before in desperation running away, after being beaten for a failed attempted escape after just a few days of her exploitation.
The Police have instituted a criminal case in this matter and the young woman concerned has been found a place at the only centre in the whole state for such girls situated in Patna for the rehabilitation of sex trafficked children.
I wanted to tell you this story because we need your support to help keep this important centre open, a child in need is never turned away.
We send our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to you,
Sunita, Project Manager, from Rescue Junction, Bihar India
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