Rescue Junction supports street children in India

 
$29,527
$20,473
Raised
Remaining
Mar 9, 2010

Our Work in the Childrens Jail

The Childrens Jail
The Childrens Jail

As part of the work of Rescue Junction we are the only non profit, or NGO, that works in in the one facility for children that the state provides in six districts, the childrens jail which is for boys only. Although some residents of the home have committed serious crimes many have commiitted very small offences or no offences at all, and some have been abandoned by thier parents. People First through myself, a qualified lawyer with 15 years experience of working with children is often the only hope of securing release. The Jail has no phone the residents can use, not even a stamp to send a postcard and my mobile phone is very usefull so they can inform relatives where they are. They even have to cook thier own food. We have provided them games and educational materials, as well as sweaters and blankets. One can only imagine what it must be like to be ten years old, locked up,abandoned by family, all for stealing a packet of biscuits worth 5 rupees because they were hungry. Through your support for Rescue Junction we can help these children and ensure thier rights are upheld. And we can get them home. Thank You

Comments:
  • Miriam E
    Miriam E Thanks for your informative update, and thank you for the wonderful work that you do to help children who seem to have few or no other advocates; what a miscarriage of justice to jail young children for minor offenses; best wishes for the continued success of your very worthwhile project!
    • 5 years ago
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Project Leader

Nick Hansen

Project Liason Officer
Bodhgaya, Bihar India

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Map of Rescue Junction supports street children in India