Operational Director of ChoraChori-Nepal, Shailaja (left of picture), has just been back home to Kerala on leave to see an ill parent. However on her way back she broke her leave to pause in Delhi and pick up seven more displaced Nepali boys from two children's homes. Now the group faces a two-day journey by
Yesterday was an emotional day at the ChoraChori-Nepal office as we returned "Ganesh" (not his real name) to his family. This was with mixed feelings as he's been one of the most popular kids at our refuge and he comes from a very difficult family background. Some years ago his mother died and his father
Just this morning we've received a request from the Nepal authorities to rescue another large group of displaced Nepali children from India. This presents not only a huge operational challenge - the repatriation, research of families, reunifications and probably the long term care of a number of children who will have no homes to go
Three of our refuge boys won medals in today's 1st Star Valley Taekwondo Championship. Krishna won gold on the 36-40kg weight category, Prakash won silver on the 56-60kg weight category and Ganesh won bronze on the 32-36 kg weight category. Congratulations guys - and staff!
Toby Foggo from the UK is currently visiting Nepal for six weeks. During that time he has kindly agreed to provide project support, monitoring and evaluation to ChoraChori. Toby has a very insteresting and useful skillset as he has worked for the Ministry of Justice in the Netherlands for the last 10 years. During this
September has got off to a racy start, literally, at our Kathmandu refuge. It's not quite Rio but the staging of ChoraChori-Nepal's own mini Olympics for the kids proved to be a huge success nevertheless. So much so that these Olympics are likely to take place annually rather than every four years. Okay, some of
The festival of Teej is one of the highlights of the Hindu year in Nepal. It's a time for feasting, fasting, parties and dancing, primarily for girls and women. Never ones to miss out on a party, our Kathmandu refuge boys took the opportunity to make a fuss of the girl beneficiaries - mainly the