Charity Spotlight: Child Rescue Nepal
Bibek was just 12 when he was found shining statues with acid to sell to tourists. He’d been trafficked to Kathmandu by his brother-in-law. Bibek had attended his village school for many years, but dropped out after being bullied for his stammer.Bibek worked in the metal factory from 6am to 6pm every day, using chemicals that burnt his skin. His wounds weren’t treated, and he never received payment.
After being rescued by Child Rescue Nepal, Bibek was cared for in their safe house. He was eventually reunited with his family and is now happily attending school.
Over the past twenty years, Child Rescue Nepal has rescued over 850 children. At the same time, it also works in rural communities to strengthen schools, raising awareness to prevent children being trafficked in the first place. You can read more about their work here.
Keeping children safe in school and out of the hands of traffickers.
It is a little-known fact that children who attend school regularly are much less likely to be victims of trafficking. Child Rescue Nepal has developed a ‘safe in school’ programme to deliver a range of interventions designed to strengthen rural schools and increase attendance rates.
– training teachers in child-centered methods
– installing taps and toilets
– distributing educational bursaries to poorer students
– providing libraries
Support Child Rescue Nepal through our Everest Base Camp Charity Challenge this October. Read more details about the challenge here.