Nepal has the fifth highest prevalence of modern slavery globally (Walk Free Foundation 2013) with reports suggesting that up to 15,000 people are trafficked annually,of which a third are children. Trafficked children are used mainly as bonded or slave labour in the informal sector, brick kilns and factories, as domestic servants or circus entertainers, for commercial sexual exploitation, forced marriage and for organ removal.
Child Rescue Nepal aims to end child slavery in Nepal. Our mission is to rescue and care for trafficked Nepali children who are sold for child labour and, as a result, are trapped in slavery. We save them from a life of physical and emotional abuse, provide medical care and counselling and reuniting them with their families where possible. Our rescue fund pays for the rescue and care of children, in the long term where necessary.
The long term impact is that rescued children will have their lives restored, and be able to return to formal education. We return children to their family homes where safe to do so, and provide ongoing financial support if needed. Children who remain in our care will be supported into adulthood, and will take part in our transitions programme that will support them into a career and independent accommodation. We have many success stories.
Child Rescue Nepal website