blankets for the children
This is Riya director of Rescue Junction wishing you all a wonderful year in 2016.
Busy as always here at the junction, here are just a few examples, (we have changed the names)
Sanju (11) was in the care of her brother as her parents work in Mumbai as domestic labour but her brother abused her and she ran away. Luckily she called ChildLine, (toll free 1098) and our staff were able to meet here and bring her to the safety of Rescue Junction. Her case is ongoing and we are working with the police as part of our ongoing investigation.
Monu (10) was found as part of our anti child begging campaign and he was found begging .He was found to have to have desperately poor parents who were permanently drink and incapable of offering any care for him and he has been removed from their care by the police and placed formally with us. At the moment we are in touch with his maternal grandmother who seems willing and able to care for him, and he will go to school also. We are working on this.
Finally there is Pirya , who was rescued from a local brothel in one of joint raids with the police , traumatised and in need of medical care she is slowly recovering as our counsellors are working with her . In a meeting with the magistrate’s association they expressed concern that not enough was being done to arrest the owners of brothels that use underage girls and undertook to give the maximum sentences to those involved.
Pirya is 12 years of age.
We never turn any child away from our doors.
I would like to thank you for all your donations and wonder if you know of anybody that might consider giving a monthly donation (recurring donation) as these are so helpful to us, and a big thank you to those already making such a donation. Mind you every donaton helps !
The donations you give are not for extra things we need every cent towards helping us raise the money we need to help keep the doors open to children in need of help, may I express my heartfelt appreciation to you all,