The challenges of selecting trainees

In Nepal it's easy to find appropriate girl trainees for an all-expenses-paid residential tailoring course, right? Wrong. ChoraChori's basic tailoring course offers a very attractive training package for a girl from an impoverished rural community. A trainee can join a six-month-long residential course with all costs met by ChoraChori and even receive a small training

Preet’s visit to ChoraChori

Gandys Foundation Trustee Preet Legha bowled over by visit to ChoraChori in Nepal. Over the past year, we have been privileged to work alongside UK partner charity, The Gandys Foundation. The Foundation has joined us in providing funding for the set up our new Boys' Hostel and the retrofit of Kitini College in Kathmandu. The

Anjali’s second career

Through its advanced vocational training programme, ChoraChori offers second career opportunities. In my memoir, Gates of Bronze, I described how - bizarrely - we set up a contemporary circus group for young people whom my then charity had rescued from slavery inside Indian circuses. Many children had been lured into this miserable existence by traffickers

Visiting Josephina

Yesterday, a ChoraChori field team visited Josephina, one of the girls who completed her basic tailoring training course with us earlier this year. These pictures were taken yesterday of the head of our vocational training, Lily (centre), and staff lawyer, Sunita (right), visiting Josephina in Jhapa. This is the District in Nepal with the highest

Our manifesto for 2020!

2019 has been a remarkable year so far for ChoraChori in Nepal; we're aiming higher in 2020.  Girls in the garden of ChoraChori's Child Trauma Management Centre in Kathmandu At a time when the UK is gripped with enthusiasm (not) at the prospect of a pre-Christmas general election, it is perhaps timely to