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Dec 6, 2018



Namaste to you all…

I am Riya project director of Rescue Junction with a brand-new update for you all about our Girls project here at the Junction.

I thought I would give you some background information to help you understand the kind of problems the children face when they come to us for protection and care,

About 10% are girls who have simply become (accidentally) lost usually whist travelling got on the wrong train or became separated from their family members….

About 20% are girls who have been separated from their families but deliberately, because of poverty or becoming involved in romantic liaisons unsanctioned by family  so they have been abandoned often miles from home.

About 40% a shockingly high figure have been sexually abused by employers, parents or other family members, or figures in authority.

About 20% have actively been trafficked for sexual exploitation.

About 10% come to us for other reasons, including physical abuse and mistreatment  

It can take time for some girls to be able to tell us her story, whilst others want to talk straight away. Our trained staff are guided by the girls, and proceed at their pace counselling them and supporting them at all times. The craft activities help a lot, so does the company of other girls in a similar situation. Ensuring that the girls feel safe is a priority for us all, once they feel safe, they begin to talk to us.

Your donations help us in this process of building self-confidence, making positive future plans with each individual girl and ensuring that support is available to them when they leave us in the local community,

I thank you all for your care and compassion

All the best for the festive season.

Riya, and all at the Junction

PS…. I wish you could the unbridled Joy that a toy brings to a child here at the Junction, please take a look at our toy appeal , the link is below  




Dec 3, 2018

Educating Girls


Hi Everyone

This is Naresh Sir, Director of Education here with another update.

I want to tell you all about our programmes especially for girls here at People First.

Regular readers of this newsletter will have read many moving stories from girls and other students about how their lives were completely changed for the better due to the education we were able to provide so for this update I thought I would tell you about our programmes to help girls particularly.

As you know we have the “no abuse for life programme” at Rescue Junction providing education/ craft training and other help for girls which is the subject of a special appeal here on GlobalGiving.

Here are some of the measures…

We have more than 50% female staff and teachers many of whom are in senior management.  

Girls in all our schools and centres are given extra encouragement.

Girls at our flagship school at Dhobi can avail of a special support programme which works with the whole family to keep girls at school.

We have TOP (the opportunity programme) which offers sponsored places for further academic studies and courses in further education

Your support helps so many students especially girls and we thank you so much for your much-needed help and assistance. The photo shows just some of our students who have succesfully passed thier school leaving examination.

On behalf of all of them I wish you all a happy festive season with much gratitude

Naresh Sir



Nov 26, 2018


Our Centre
Our Centre

Hello Everyone,

I am Madhu a community worker here at People First.


Thank you for your support for these women and past reports have told many stories from the women themselves about the many benefits of the sewing centres both individually and for the community.

We currently have three sewing centres each for 35 women and since we had the programme over 1500 women have joined our centres and benefitted as you know so much from them, not only from the village but the surrounding villages as well.

We are launching a special appeal where if you or your friends or work colleagues, or perhaps from a fund-raising event, can donate $151 for a sewing machine you can receive a personal letter of thanks from the women at the centre. If you donate this exact amount, we will buy a new machine in your name. Each machine lasts ten years and we can train over 1000 women over that period on that machine.

It costs $3,600 to equip and run a whole centre we have villages waiting for such a wonderful opportunity, donors who provide these funds can name a centre.

But I want to thank you all for your past generosity and kindness and wish you all the very best for the festive season .

You have really helped these women in  thier everyday lives so much

Thank YOU!


In our village
In our village


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