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Dec 28, 2017

1 thing you can do today to help a homeless child

THANK YOU!
THANK YOU!

VERY URGENT MESSAGE TO RESCUE JUNCTION GAYA- IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED

GIRL TRAVELLING ALONE AGED APPROX  14 YEARS. APPEARS DISTRESSED PLEASE INTERCEPT AND RESCUE AT GAYA JUNCTION ARRIVAL TIME 04.30AM TRAIN NUMBER  30009 BERTH NUMBER 45 COACH NUMBER S9 RAILWAYS INSTRUCTED TO HALT AND REMAIN AT GAYA UNTIL SITUATION RESOLVED.

This urgent email (a confirmation of a phone call) is typical of how things have changed, just a few short years ago this could not have happened.

The message came from the regional centre for Childline following information from a concerned member of the public.

A few years ago, there was no Childline to phone…. no Rescue Junction to receive and help them, and this girl would probably have just disappeared into the heat and dust of India forever.  In case you are wondering this girl had run away from home due to constant sexual abuse from an Uncle. She is recovering from her ordeal at Rescue Junction, safe and right now enjoying a special holiday time meal!  Our staff are helping her to start repairing the damage done and find a safe and loving place to live.

This is Riya from Rescue Junction at the end of another busy year. Thanks to your help we can look forward to reaching out too many more children in urgent need and distress in the coming year.

Over the past year we have rescued over 400 child labourers, undertaken with police four raids on local brothels, rescuing six minor girls, and received into over 1000 lost, missing, homeless and abused vulnerable boys and girls into our care. With your much-needed help we can make it even more in 2018.

Thank you for your concern and your compassion.

Finally, a message from the children…

“We want to wish you all very happy holidays and a merry new year, thank you for helping us, we send our love and thanks to you”

Thank you for helping  a homeless child today by your support for our work.

Riya and all at Rescue Junction

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

    

Young Girl at Rescue Junction with a new toy!
Young Girl at Rescue Junction with a new toy!

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Dec 13, 2017

BIHAR'S CHILD BAZAAR

At Rescue Junction
At Rescue Junction

Hi

Its me again Diya from Rescue Junction with an important update.

May I wish you all the best for the festive season. We have been as busy as usual here at the Junction.

A recent newspaper article which was posted on our Facebook page confirmed we are the busiest district in Bihar for child trafficking. The article was entitled Bihar’s child bazaar: 2,000 kids trafficked annually, and was published by the Asian Age. All children rescued in Gaya both boys and girls will come to Rescue Junction for protection and care.

Sometimes I know it is difficult sometimes given the scale of human suffering to feel there is little a person can do to make a difference. I want to tell you that your donations can and do directly help children who are victims of trafficking and abuse. This appeal which helps fund our special work amongst girls is really important in helping us save lives and restore humanity in the lives of whom it has been stolen.

Thank you all.

We do have a special anti-trafficking and anti-child labour appeal on GlobalGiving running in tandem with this long running appeal.

The trafficking of children is of course a crime against humanity and I want you all to know that here we are working so hard not only to rescue children, but to safeguard future generations by aggressively pursuing in close cooperation with law enforcement agencies those who would do them harm.

And it is making a difference, it is not going to happen overnight but inch by inch, one child at at a time, we will never cease in our endeavours with your support, to continue to both make children's futures better, but also help prevent them falling into the wicked embrace of these evil doers .

Thank you for your support

Diya

 

 

 

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Dec 11, 2017

Transforming lives

PASS!!!
PASS!!!

Compliments of the season to All.

Here is a story written by one of our girl students for the due progress report. We have changed the name only for privacy reasons ..  

 

My name is Madhu.

I am I think about 16 years old.

I do not know my Birthday.

 I live in a simple dwelling outside the village of Dhobi where I have had the privilege of attending school. Going to school I know is my right but the question is what kind of school? The government school is so poor at teaching that I did not learn anything, and very often the teachers would turn up, sign the attendance register and leave.

I have two brothers, they also attend the school. But for girls the parents sometimes think no need for education, and I needed help and support. Through the girl’s education programme at People First Dhobi school I got the support I needed to continue my education and the best day of my life was when was when I got my pass certificate from the government (please see the photo I am on that photo) for my school leaving examinations. My father and mother who cannot read and write are so proud of me.

People First is helping me to seek further study.

Because of the girl’s programme which this appeal supports you have helped me to transform my life.

We have a lady teacher at our school who was a girl pupil here and you can see a film about her on the website under the projects /education heading

http://www.peoplefirstbihar.org/projects

Thank you so much

Madhu

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