Young children rescued from a hostel
This latest report from our colleagues in Kathmandu brings good news of recent rescues and prevention work, as well as the ongoing need for school reconstruction work following 2015 Earthquakes.
In February we rescued two young children – a boy and a girl – from a hostel, following a tip off from a member of the public. We had to act fast as there was a very real risk that if the hostel owners knew there was a rescue planned, the children would disappear. We are pleased to let you know that the rescue was a success and that the children are now safe.
Despite the earthquake happening over two years ago, there are still many schools in Makwanpur that need our help. We are currently building new classrooms in three schools, as well as installing a water tap and new toilets in two other schools. We know that in one school, installing taps meant an increase in attendance of 30%. And children attending school regularly are much safer from the hands of traffickers.
Keeping children safe in school
We are supporting a primary school where children were so poor that their parents were sending them to school with a locally produced alcohol to keep them going. But then all they did was fall asleep. Since we started funding a midday meal programme, attendance has increased by an incredible 41%, and children are engaged and keen to learn. The local education authority is so impressed that they have decided to fund an extra school year – so they will now teach up to Year 4.
We recently ran a folk music competition to spread awareness of anti-trafficking messages. Over 500 people attended on the day – so the message has gone out loud and clear. Thanks to your support we can make people aware of the tricks and tactics used by traffickers.
Thank you so much for your interest in our work. We continue to work tirelessly for the most forgotten and disadvantaged children in Nepal, but there are still children that need our help. Would you be willing to donate again?
With grateful thanks
Folk song competition
Work underway on new classrooms in Makwanpur
Midday meals have increased attendance by 41%