Committed to the Battle Against Child Labor & Trafficking:
Eight Boys Rescued in Nepal
by Emily Bild, Regional Development Manager India/Nepal
For the past three years, GoPhilanthropic has been actively devoted to the global fight against human trafficking and child labor. In 2017 we solidified our partnership with Child Rescue Nepal, an NGO focused on rescuing trafficked children and safely re-integrating the children with their families. So far CRN has rescued and rehabilitated over 600 children, mostly from child labour in India and Nepal, and placed 18 traffickers in jail.
Some very important events have recently taken place with our support to CRN. This past November and December, they managed to rescue a total of eight boys, six of whom have already been reintegrated with their families. The young boys were rescued from restaurants and a balloon factory, all working in hazardous conditions. CRN has also supported several other rescues over the past few months, from a brick kiln and a guesthouse, and they are in the process of planning their next rescue in June 2018.
GoPhil Supporting the Transit Home
Two boys remain in the transit home as they have not yet been able to trace the family for one of the rescued boys, but the team are continuing their search and in the meantime he has been enrolled in a local school. GoPhilanthropic has raised critical funds needed to run the transit home, a needed safe haven for children who have undergone serious trauma and anxiously await a safe return to their homes.
The Work Isn’t Finished After Reunification
CRN’s work doesn’t end when a child is reintegrated with their family. The team work hard to follow up on each and every reintegrated child, to make sure that they settle back with their families, that they continue attending school and they are not at risk of being re-trafficked. This is not an easy task, given that many of these children come from some of the most remote areas in Nepal, several days walk from the nearest road.
CRN has many exciting plans ahead for 2018. They have just developed a partnership with one of the largest trafficking survivor-led organizations in Nepal, Shakti Samuha, to start rescuing girls from dance bars and forced prostitution. This is a big step for them as working with girls who have been trafficked into the sex industry is enormously challenging and very important they will be collaborating with an NGO partner who has vast experience in this area.
I was fortunate to attend a CRN event last month in London and it was wonderful to meet some of their supporters here in the UK. Many of their supporters had traveled to Nepal to connect and learn in person and each had been deeply moved by their experiences.
Travel to Nepal with GoPhil and Learn First-Hand
Join GoPhil’s Journey to Nepal (March 31 – April 06, 2019) to meet Child Rescue Nepal (CRN) in person, as well as several other grassroots partner programs making significant impact within this most complex human rights issue.
Register or learn more today at: http://gophilanthropictravel.com/upcoming-journeys/nepal2019/