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“ChoraChori” is the Nepali word for “children”. It’s also the name of our UK registered charity that’s rescuing Nepal’s displaced and trafficked children from India. We are finding Nepal’s lost children and bringing them home!

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our-vision

OUR VISION

We believe that the best way to realise our Vision is to prevent trafficking by identifying the traffickers and putting them in prison.

our-values

OUR VALUES

INDIVIDUAL

“He who saves one life saves the world”. We will launch a rescue mission to rescue even one child.

GRASSROOTS

We fight trafficking at the grassroots rather than through attending conferences and workshops

INTEGRITY

We have zero tolerance of corruption and will never pay money to secure a child’s freedom

FAMILY LIFE

We prioritise reuniting children with the families where they belong

RESPONSIBLE

We will support rescued children until they are safe and/or they can look after themselves

SELF EXPRESSION

We will ensure that children’s voices are heard and their talents nurtured

TRANSPARENCY

We offer financial and operational transparency and are always open to visits and inspections

THRIFT

We’ll make sure every penny counts

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OUR MISSION

“ChoraChori goes into India to trace, rescue and repatriate trafficked and displaced Nepali children. Following rehabilitation, we reintegrate children with families and/or communities, supporting and empowering them through education and training. We prevent child trafficking through identifying traffickers and bringing them to justice.”

our-activities

OUR ACTIVITIES

RESEARCH

We are proactive in finding displaced and trafficked Nepalese children in India, tracing their families and in identifying those who have trafficked/exploited the children

RESCUE

We rescue children who are entrapped or enslaved, doing so in conjunction with the Nepal and Indian authorities

REPATRIATION

At our care centres we provide psychological support and medical care to assist their recovery, restoring mind and body

REHABILITATION

If family circumstances permit, we reintegrate children with families, providing short term material support to facilitate the reunification.

REINTEGRATION

We will support rescued children until they are safe and/or they can look after themselves

LONG TERM CARE

Where reintegration is not possible we care for the children, providing education and training until they can look after themselves

PROSECUTION

We support trafficking survivors and their families into giving evidence against the traffickers, in support of our Mission of preventing trafficking through jailing traffickers

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

We support government schools in trafficking-prone districts to gain the confidence and cooperation of the community in identifying traffickers

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HOW WE OPERATE

ChoraChori in UK raises the funds and finds the volunteers needed to allow ChoraChori-Nepal (CC-N) to achieve its goals. We keep the UK administrative costs to an absolute minimum with just a CEO who works from home, supported by Trustees and other volunteers. CC-N has a small core staff at its Head Office, supporting its field staff, rescue teams and refuge operation. It draws upon the support of national and international volunteers to help with its operations and capacity building.

our-goals

OUR GOALS

Our Goals for the coming year can be summarised as:

• Improving our child rescue capacity by appointing two liaison officers to work alongside Indian NGOs and by recruiting an additional rescue team that can go into India.
• We aim to rescue at least 80 Nepali children from India in 2017
• We will build a new girls’ trauma management centre in Kathmandu, completed by June 2017
• We will reunite 60 rescued children with their families
• We will recruit dedicated legal support to research the traffickers, collate evidence and assist with prosecutions.
• We will support trafficking survivors in filing at least five cases against their traffickers

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OUR PROJECTS

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OUR WORK TO DATE

Our work in partnership with Nepali non-governmental organisation (NGO) ChoraChori-Nepal (CC-N) began in April 2015 with providing relief to earthquake-affected communities. Together we have:

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Helped 150 families with emergency supplies

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Rebuilt 3 schools for 115 children

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Encouraged school attendance by providing free lunches for 85 children

 

Following stepping up to the plate with that much-needed assistance we refocussed on our core mission by:

 

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Establishing refuge facilities for 40 children

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Rescuing 105 trafficked and displaced children from India  

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Reuniting 56 rescued children with their families

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THE CHORACHORI TEAM

Beverley Holmes

Beverley Holmes

Co-Founder and Chairman (UK)

Bev is a former TV producer who transferred to the charitable sector in 2002. She lived in Nepal between 2004 and 2012 when she worked on a daily basis with current ChoraChori-Nepal staff members, supporting their work in the rehabilitation of rescued children. Bev organised therapeutic activities for these children to assist their recovery.

Philip Holmes

Philip Holmes

Co-Founder (UK)

Philip is a former British Army officer who joined the charitable sector in 1999. He has been the CEO of two previous charities for Nepalese children and in the period 2004-2012 headed up a programme that closed down a child trafficking route between Nepal and India.

Clotilde Hunter

Clotilde Hunter

Trustee (UK)

Clotilde grew up and trained as an Occupational Therapist in France. She moved to the UK in 1998 and, after meeting her British husband, the UK became her second homeland. She met Beverley and Philip in Nepal in 2009 and since then has been a very active fundraiser for Nepal children’s charities.

Julie Graham

Julie Graham

Trustee (UK)

Julie is a graduate in social work from Queen’s University Belfast, but currently working within the education welfare sector in Northern Ireland. In the past she has completed two volunteer assignments with Philip’s previous charity, supporting refuge children and their carers.

Zack Feather

Zack Feather

Patron (UK)

After attending Leeds University and then moving to London, Zack set up one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the UK. He now spends his time working with and investing in companies. He visited Nepal in 2015 and fell in love with ChoraChori and what we are achieving. He loves travelling and playing any sports he can.

Bhaskar Karki

Bhaskar Karki

CEO (Nepal)

Bhaskar is an accountant who was Philip’s Deputy when he was based in Nepal. He also has invaluable first-hand experience of rescue work and taken part in research and raids in India.

Shailaja CM

Shailaja CM

Operational Director (Nepal)

Shailaja is an Indian national who has been living in Nepal since 2000. She is a former Catholic sister who had been a teacher in a Nepalese school before transferring into children’s charity work. She has been tireless and focussed in rescuing and rehabilitating hundreds of trafficked children.

Beverley Holmes

Beverley Holmes

Co-Founder and Chairman (UK)

Bev is a former TV producer who transferred to the charitable sector in 2002. She lived in Nepal between 2004 and 2012 when she worked on a daily basis with current ChoraChori-Nepal staff members, supporting their work in the rehabilitation of rescued children. Bev organised therapeutic activities for these children to assist their recovery.

Philip Holmes

Philip Holmes

Co-Founder (UK)

Philip is a former British Army officer who joined the charitable sector in 1999. He has been the CEO of two previous charities for Nepalese children and in the period 2004-2012 headed up a programme that closed down a child trafficking route between Nepal and India.

Clotilde Hunter

Clotilde Hunter

Trustee (UK)

Clotilde grew up and trained as an Occupational Therapist in France. She moved to the UK in 1998 and, after meeting her British husband, the UK became her second homeland. She met Beverley and Philip in Nepal in 2009 and since then has been a very active fundraiser for Nepal children’s charities.

Julie Graham

Julie Graham

Trustee (UK)

Julie is a graduate in social work from Queen’s University Belfast, but currently working within the education welfare sector in Northern Ireland. In the past she has completed two volunteer assignments with Philip’s previous charity, supporting refuge children and their carers.

Zack Feather

Zack Feather

Patron (UK)

After attending Leeds University and then moving to London, Zack set up one of the fastest growing healthcare companies in the UK. He now spends his time working with and investing in companies. He visited Nepal in 2015 and fell in love with ChoraChori and what we are achieving. He loves travelling and playing any sports he can.

Bhaskar Karki

Bhaskar Karki

CEO (Nepal)

Bhaskar is an accountant who was Philip’s Deputy when he was based in Nepal. He also has invaluable first-hand experience of rescue work and taken part in research and raids in India.

Shailaja CM

Shailaja CM

Operational Director (Nepal)

Shailaja is an Indian national who has been living in Nepal since 2000. She is a former Catholic sister who had been a teacher in a Nepalese school before transferring into children’s charity work. She has been tireless and focussed in rescuing and rehabilitating hundreds of trafficked children.

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