Dear Supporters & Well-Wishers,
Many thanks to you for joining hands with us in our journey and standing side by side with us to help mercilessly tortured girls who need our support to build new hope in their painful world and fill their lives with brightness.
Earnest thanks to you for supporting us. Together we have formed solitude to achieve regaining humanity. Nevertheless encountering day-today challenges were not easy as we had to put our lives in danger to achieve the goal. At the same time, your valued contribution has made achievement of goal possible. The fact that seeing smile and love on the faces of these tormented girls, all of us are feel that our efforts have been rewarded well
Our combined efforts of providing more resources and enlarging our endeavors in various different parts of our huge country shall make it possible for more girls to regain their dignity.
These unfortunate girls and children. For reaching such result we shall work in collective and effective way.
On one hand you will develop ways and means of raising resources by being creative in your approach and on the other hand we shall develop more and more effective strategies to attain our goal of rendering democratic lives to more and more girls and help them regain their human rights.
With best regards,
President, Rescue Foundation
Our organization recognizes gender and woman and child rights as a component of human rights. A gender responsive and a right-based approach is a vision and practice of development that ensures fundamental human entitlements – personal, social and economical - in ways that expand choices, and promote human well-being and empowerment. Therefore, a human rights orientation to trafficking must also be responsive to gender differences and disparities.
Rescue Foundation investigates the missing complaints of such girls and also keeps latest information about minor girls in the red light areas of Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Once it has the evidence it conducts the rescue raids in the brothels and by order of the court it admits the girls into one of three Protective Homes that it runs. This is the most neglected field of work in India. Due to a rampant, deep rooted social stigma in our country, there are very few NGOs attempting to rescue girls from brothels. Rescue Foundation is the biggest NGO in India involved in rescuing about 400 girls annually.
Mission: To prevent and protect children and young adults from trafficking for sexual exploitation at various destination locations in India.
Aims & Objectives
- To investigate and rescue by decreasing the period of exploitation, torture and violence on children and young girls being trafficked into sex trade in Maharashtra;
- To ensure quality post rescue care and support services to the victims of sex trafficking through institutional care;
- To provide safe and protective environment to the girls in order to make them confident and enabling to seek justice in the court of law;
- Proper and quick prosecution and conviction of various factors involved in the trafficking and exploitation of the child/ girl.
- Prepare the girls to move from being a victim to a survivor by becoming socially, psychologically and economically self- sufficient and enabling;
- Appropriate reintegration and rehabilitation of the rescued survivor keeping both the best interests of the girl as well as her right to participation in decisions that impacts her life.
Currently The Foundation has a Staff of about 84 members, including the president, a Project Executive, Advocates, Probation Officers, Counselors, Doctors and other administrative staff.
The beneficiaries are girls /women /children who are victims of Human Trafficking and are sold for forced prostitution. They have lost all faith on mankind due to the physical & mental Torture in the Brothels as well as intricate brain wash. They are underprivileged and most of them are illiterate.
Statistics from October to December 2014:
Number of Investigations: 66
Number of Rescue Raids: 09
Number of Rescued Girls: 50
Admitted to our Three Home (includes victim transferred from government homes / or by police): 109 + 10 (Child)
Repatriation of Victims (handover to Parents or Native Ngo): 150 + 7 (child)
Total no. of girls provided Vocational Training are as under:
- Formal Education : 29
- Yoga class : 92
- Craft & Painting : 16
- Tailoring class : 23
- Beauty Parlor : 14
- Computer class : 09
Total Number of Girls Provided with Medical treatment/Checkups:
- General Check up : 152
- T. B Check up : 08
- S.T.I (sexually transmitted Infection) : 08
- H.I.V : 01
- Hospital Visit : 41
- Excelling in games provides essence of competitions, physical harmony and recreation. Girls play various games and like to indulge in playing volleyball every evening which also trains new girls with excellent skills. An article on the same was published in local news channels & papers by the Maharashtra Times Mumbai.
- Our girls were very happy to participate in drama for sexually abused girls at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai on 10th December 2014. A Canadian expert on theatrics, Ms. Gillian visited our home and trained the girls.
- After attaining good health, legal aid & Vocational Training at our NGO, they are naturally impatient to reunite with their families & reintegrate in society. From time to time we arrange Repatriation of survivors to the source area the latest Cross border mass repatriation of 49 girls escorted by 8 staff members and 16 police women on 13th December 2014.
- Christmas is the most important festival of the Christians. Christmas is same for our Survivor girls what Diwali is for the Hindus’ Idd for Muslims. It is celebrated on the 25th December every year with great pomp and show.
“Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.” True to the saying Rescue Foundation does celebrate Christmas every day by working day in and out for the underprivileged girls whose life is nothing more than a struggle – a struggle for existence, for survival.
“The laughter and cries of those little angels keep going through our mind. We will carry those reminiscences with us wherever we go”
Rescue Foundation once again celebrated Christmas with the survivor girls who are rescued from inhuman torture & sexual exploitation at Mumbai & Boisar Shelter Home.
Volunteers of the IJM (International Justice Mission) played with the girls & children, gave them presents, and set up Musical Show for entertainment, special lunch & Christmas decorations, around the floor.
Ms. Sheela Alfanso was the storyteller of the day and visited each and every child admitted in the shelter and presented Christmas gifts to them.
We shall also appreciate your recommending Rescue Foundation to other donors in U.S.A and abroad to strengthen our fund raising efforts.
We request that you kindly visit us in 2015. Your visit will enable you to assess our Progress first hand and visualize the opportunities Rescue Foundation has for achieving an enviable position in the field of anti human trafficking and forced prostitution.
Late Mr. BalKrishna Acharya (Founder of R. F)
One girl at State level Volley Ball Championship