The project will reintegrate 50 children rescued from trafficking and exploitation with their families or into the family context . The child will receive food, accommodation, counselling, healthcare, education and other immediate needs. The rescued child will be restored into their immediate families or relatives into the best interest of the child.
16,536 children are living in 567 registered orphanages in Nepal and many in unregistered orphanages. UNICEF estimates 80% of these children have at least one living parent who can care with external support. About 1200 girls trafficked to India every year, 20% are children below 12 years. In 2017, 2772 children reported missing and 47,570 living in at risk situation. Family separation and trafficking happens due to poverty, illiteracy, less value to daughters and fake educational commitment.
The project will operate a transit home with trained social work, care giver and counselors. The rescued children are sent into the transit home. For children who has families will be reintegrated into their families whereas others will enter into kinship or foster care. After family restoration, the child will receive care and support eg school fee and supplies, health care, nutritious food, family counselling to ensure the child will safely stay with family.
Bevin restored 113 families where children were separated from their families. Working in partnership with the National Children At Risk Centre (NCCR) and Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB )these 113 children were reintegrated into their biological or kinship families, into family homes, or into foster care. Bevin is actively involved in the movement to develop and solidify the government's laws and practices with foster care and adoption.
This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).