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Dec 20, 2018

Safe to Grow, protecting Nepali children

Even though the devastating earthquake in Nepal was three years ago, many of the 8 million people it affected are still suffering from the aftermath. I would like to share with you the story of a young boy, who came to Pokhara after the earthquake and whose life has been transformed by the work we are doing in Nepal.

Sandesh who is 14 years old wrote the following:

'I was all alone, my mum died and my dad was always drunk and didn’t want to look after me. On the streets I joined a gang, they helped me survive. But it was very hard – we had to steal and sometimes older kids and grown-ups treated me badly and would hurt me.

Things got better when I met Sunita [a Kidasha outreach worker]. She was kind to me and made me feel safe. Over time she persuaded me to go to their centre. Here I have somewhere to sleep, I eat good food and people look after me. They are helping me get better – when I was hungry and cold I used to sniff glue which made things feel better, but now I’ve have stopped. I am learning to cook and care for myself and I now go to school.

I used to think I would die on the streets but now I am hopeful. I’ve started visiting my dad and step-mother at the weekend. I plan to study hard and my ambition is to join the army'

Without the support of generous donors like yourself, we could never have achieved what we have in Nepal.  However, sadly there are many more children like Sandesh currently living on the streets.  It would be fantastic if this Christmas you were able to make another donation in order for us to reach more children.

Have a very Happy Christmas.

 

The Kidasha Team



Dec 3, 2018

Protect and Inspire Street Children in Nepal

I would like to thank you for your support and share with you the story of a young boy, who's life has been transformed by the work we are doing in Nepal.

Sandesh who is 14 years old wrote the following:

'I was all alone, my mum died and my dad was always drunk and didn’t want to look after me. On the streets I joined a gang, they helped me survive. But it was very hard – we had to steal and sometimes older kids and grown-ups treated me badly and would hurt me.

Things got better when I met Sunita [a Kidasha outreach worker]. She was kind to me and made me feel safe. Over time she persuaded me to go to their centre. Here I have somewhere to sleep, I eat good food and people look after me. They are helping me get better – when I was hungry and cold I used to sniff glue which made things feel better, but now I’ve have stopped. I am learning to cook and care for myself and I now go to school.

I used to think I would die on the streets but now I am hopeful. I’ve started visiting my dad and step-mother at the weekend. I plan to study hard and my ambition is to join the army'

Without the support of generous donors like yourself, we could never have achieved what we have in Nepal.  However, sadly there are many more children like Sandesh currently living on the streets.  It would be fantastic if this Christmas you were able to make another donation in order for us to reach more children.

Happy Christmas

 

The Kidasha Team

Nov 8, 2018

Escaping Abuse in Nepal

I would like to share with you a story about a girl in our care. It really emphasizes the importance of our work but sadly there is still a lot more to do. Every year 12,000 children are trafficked to India – the majority becoming victims of sexual exploitation.

When I was 12, my mum was forced to go abroad to earn money and left me with my Auntie Laxmi in Pokhara. I had to work in her hotel. The work was very hard and I missed my mum. One evening a man did bad things to me. He hurt me and I was scared and ashamed. I didn’t want it to happen again so I told my Auntie. She told me not worry. But it happened again, and again. I kept telling my Auntie but he didn’t stop. I didn’t know what to do. I was frightened but had nowhere to go. I thought it would never end.

Suddenly, one day a woman [Kidasha outreach worker] and the police came and took me away. I didn’t know where I was going but they took me to a shelter [Kidasha Emergency Shelter] with other girls my age. Everyone was kind to me but I was scared and didn’t want to talk to anyone. They let me play, draw and dance, and eventually, I felt comfortable enough to talk to Sabina [Kidasha counsellor]. She helped me feel safe and talking about what happened made me feel better.

Being able to talk with the other girls I don’t feel so alone. I’ve started taking classes in the shelter and am excited to go back to school soon and be a normal girl.

Kidasha’s team worked with the police to ensure that both the man who sexually abused Ishama and her aunt are now custody awaiting trial.

Without your support none of the above would be possible but please do consider donating again to help us rescue more girls like Ishama.

Thank you.

 

The Kidasha Team

 
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