Railway Children at Gaya
Hi this is Riya,
Greetings from South Bihar at this festival time of Diwali. The children are looking forward to the special celebrations.
Sometimes supporters ask how long does a child stay at Rescue Junction?
Well each, and every child is important to us, and it is wholly dependent on each child’s circumstances, depending on their best interest and their wishes of course that these decisions are made.
The responsible body for child welfare is the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) and as the children in need are with us here at Rescue Junction the hearings take place right here on the premises, but with the status of a court and operating completely independently from us of course.
So in answer to the question well, it depends, but no child is ever asked to leave against their wishes, or sent to a bad situation or sent from here without the support he or she needs.
This can place additional financial pressure on our limited resources so your donation has been vital in helping us to respond in every child’s best interests.
We send our thanks and gratitude to you
Here’s what Sandeep has to say,
‘I was lost and afraid. I felt as if nobody cared, that nobody cares for me.
My body still hurting from the last beating my stepfather gave me, I did not know what to do or where to go. Then I saw a poster giving the childline number and I did not need money to call, someone answered immediately and told me to stay where I was, help was coming. A golden window opened in my life, I was safe.
At last I was safe”.
Sandeep is 11 years old.