Today a supporting UK grant-making Foundation has offered to match the first £3,000 towards our Educating Reeti appeal! So your £10 gift automatically becomes £20 for ChoraChori. That's great news for the kind supporters who have already donated £2,254 at the time of writing. But there's still £750 in matching funds available for new donors.
As part of our Educating Reeti crowdfunding challenge we are profiling some of the individuals who are stakeholders in the project. Here we meet Reeti's teacher, Mrs Samjhana Bista: Please use the button below to support this important project:
In our last film we profiled Anita, the nine year old girl who faces a daily uphill struggle, literally, in getting to her village school in Nepal. Here is her mother explaining why education matters to her. Note the smoke levels inside her home. Such domestic air pollution is common in Nepali villages and contributes
One of the major challenges that ChoraChori has to contend with in reuniting children with families is that sometimes the children they rescue from India give false family details. Alok's story is a case in point. The Salaam Baalak Trust handed this sixteen-year-old to the ChoraChori rescue team during its last visit to Delhi. At
Nine year old Anita attends Chapakharka village school in the hills to the southeast of Kathmandu. She is one of the children who will benefit from our "Educating Reeti" crowdfunding campaign that launched at 2 p.m. today. Between now and the 18th July we're aiming to raise £36,090 towards completing the building of
Over the coming three years ChoraChori plans to rescue 300 Nepali children from India. Based upon the outcome of our 60 rescues since August we can now safely assume that one third of those rescued cannot be returned to families. This is because we don't know the family whereabouts or because the domestic circumstances won't
I was very privileged today to accompany my wonderful colleagues at ChoraChori Nepal and ChoraChori UK Trustee Julie Graham on a visit to the three schools that we are helping to recover after the earthquakes - three schools being rebuilt and children who are growing in confidence about their schooling. We took with us school
After last year's earthquakes there was a priority to restore education in the affected Districts as quickly as possible. This involved constructing so-called "Temporary Learning Centres" (TLCs) which could provide some basic shelter while schools were rebuilt. Sadly a newly-released report by five aid agencies including UNICEF and Save the Children entitled "Children's Voices, Children's