CRN CASE STUDY
(All names have been changed to protect the privacy of rescued children.)
Sajit is the sixth child of his parents and altogether there are nine members in his family. The family has a small piece of land and the yields from it hardly meet the family’s daily needs. There are many cases where children are being trafficked by their relatives or neighbors, but Sajit was trafficked to India by his father.
Sajit’s father took Sajit to India to work in a bag factory. His father took the money from the factory owner and returned to Nepal. Sajit did not know how much money the owner paid to his father. Sajit worked in that factory for more than one year but did not get any money. He had to work for 14 hours each day stitching and cutting clothes for bags. As per Sajit, he had to share a small room with six other boys and there was no proper ventilation. The owner used to provide very little food and clothes to wear. Sajit says he was severely beaten by his owners many times while not doing things properly. It was a very unbearable situation for him so one day he escaped. He strolled in the streets for a couple of days and one day a good man took him to the police station from where he was taken to a care home located near Mori Gate in New Delhi. He stayed in the children’s home in India for about a year.
He said he was very happy when Nepalese people came to take him home. After long hours of travel, he reached the CRN Transit Home. He is a very soft-spoken boy, who shares, “I am very happy to be here and enjoying my life.” In a short period, he mixed well with the other children in the Transit Home. He is not feeling lonely and so far away from home now.
Sajit is in our Transit Home and getting his childhood back. He is in the socialization period and we are providing him with all the necessary support to overcome his emotional traumas. In the meantime, we have made initial contact with Sajit’s family and they are very happy to know that he is safe.