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Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India

by People First Educational Charitable Trust
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Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
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Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Rescue Junction Supports Street Children in India
Going Home
Going Home

Greetings to all our supporters!

The worst of the summer heat has gone but the welcome dmonsoon rains have faltered.

Here at Rescue Junction, lost and missing children continue to come to the centre and a little deaf boy who cannot remember how he got to Gaya was recently united with his family. We continue our rehabilitation efforts for all children at the centre.

Please visit our Facebook page and our website for more information, the links are below.

We also plan to hold a forum with other organisations working in other areas with street, missing, and homeless children which we will host at our Gyan Vikas Centre in Bodh Gaya.

We are also looking forward to welcoming volunteers on our Village Experience programme which will start shortly.

And we now have a new computer due to a donation received from the UK.

I would like to thank you as ever for your wonderful support for Rescue Junction.

On behalf of all of the children we send our heartfelt appreciation to you

Sunita

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Going Home Safe
Going Home Safe

Greetings to you all  from everyone here at Rescue Junction.

Is it really 12 weeks since our last update?,

The Title of this report is a direct quote from a recent visitor, a supporter to Rescue Junction from our visitors book.

Just to remind you of all the services the Gaya Rescue Project at our centre Rescue Junction offers,

It provides local children living in slum areas near the railway education.

It provides early intervention by getting children from the streets who are lost or missing before the streets get to them

It reunites children with their families, but no child is ever returned against their will or back into an abusive situation.

It provides 24 hour care with food and has 14 full time staff including counselors and teachers with a safe night shelter.

It has specially trained female staff and secure area for girls to sleep.

It can place children in good children's homes where they exist in other areas or in homes for adoption by a loving Indian Family.

It provides a bank system for street children to keep their money, and lockers are shortly due to be installed so they can keep their few possessions safe.

It is recognized by the State Government as a shelter home for the care of children in urgent need and distress under the Juvenile Justice Act 2000, but they do not  provide funds to support the centre

And the budget for all this?   $50,000 per year.

That is why every single donation is so important in order to help us keep the centre open.

Included in this report is a picture of a boy from the Punjab , a lost child who was found drugged on a Kolkata bound train , and police brought him here as the train stopped at Gaya. He cannot remember how he got on the train, except two men who he met at the station in the Punjab befriended him and gave him food. He is very poor and lives with his grandfather with whom the picture shows being reunited.

Other news there is a Rescue Junction related video on our website home page, please watch it and ask your friends to look at it. We really need your help. There is a link below in this report.

And finally June 15th is matching funds day at Global Giving Day, please save your kind donations to that day!

With Thanks and Best Wishes to you all,

Sunita

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Sunita Project Manager Gaya Rescue Project
Sunita Project Manager Gaya Rescue Project

Warm Greetings, from all of us at Rescue Junction.

Through all of the regular updates I hope you all have come to understand the very important and unique work of the Gaya Rescue Project. It is remarkable and please forgive me for repeating this fact, that although the State Welfare Department has recognized our work by approving the centre as a place for children in urgent need and distress there is no alternative or other centre or indeed any programme to care for such children in the whole district,actually in the whole of South Bihar. South Bihar has a population of over 40 million people!

Recently the Government Railway Police intercepted a lost and frightened looking girl milling through the crowds on Gaya Station. She had run away from a Brothel, and came from the Northeastern State of Nagaland where she had been purchased for the purpose of prostitution. This girl was no older than 15 years of age.

After being admitted to Rescue Junction it soon became clear she had been working at the brothel for over one month, before in desperation running away, after being beaten for a failed attempted escape after just a few days of her exploitation.

The Police have instituted a criminal case in this matter and the young woman concerned has been found a place at the only centre in the whole state for such girls situated in Patna for the rehabilitation of sex trafficked children.

I wanted to tell you this story because we need your support to help keep this important centre open, a child in need is never turned away.

We send our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to you,

Sunita, Project Manager, from Rescue Junction, Bihar India

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Devnandan at Work
Devnandan at Work

Greetings to you all!

I want to tell you the story of a boy called Devnandan. Devnandan has lived on the station for as long as he can remember, physically challenged with the loss of an arm in childhood in a freak accident with a thresher mill, he sweeped trains and begged to survive from day to day with little future ahead of him.

He began to attend Rescue Junction, took a keen interest in the educational classes and began to gain self respect.

An opportunity came to him some months ago to study air conditioner and fridge repairing as a vocational training course ,and despite his lack of formal education he successfully passed the course and took a loan from the Trust under our LIFE (Lindum Individual Fund for Enterprise) programme to start his own business. " Himalaya Service Centre".

He has now come from a beggar to businessman, a whole new life in front of him.

As Devnandan himself comments, " I never though that I would have a chance like this"

As ever thanks for all your support, and may with your help turnaround more young lives like Devnandan.

Click on the link below to visit our website.

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Going to a new life
Going to a new life

Greetings to all our supporters, we hope this update finds you well

Do you remember two very small girls were found abandoned on the station on two separate occasions?

After extensive efforts including a lot of publicity we were unable to locate their families, sadly it seems as if they were left on purpose. Rescue Junction cared for them whilst efforts were made to secure their future.  We are very pleased to be able to tell you places were found in an adoption home and the two girls will soon be in a new loving Indian family .

Meanwhile the children recently celebrated the festival of the god of education with prayers and sweets.

But of course  getting missing children home is only part of the centres role, look out for our next newsletter which will show Dev Nandan a regular attender at Rescue Junction who lost an arm in a train accident (as railway children often run the risk of such injuries), opening his new air conditioner repair shop after undergoing vocational training.

All this is due to the support of people like you.

With Best Wishes and thanks to you all,

Sunita

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People First Educational Charitable Trust

Location: Bodhgaya, Bihar - India
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Project Leader:
Deepak Kumar
Bodhgaya, Bihar India
$67,110 raised of $99,000 goal
 
1,367 donations
$31,890 to go
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