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

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

Project launch at the Soroptimist International annual conference in Bournemouth

This weekend's Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Federation annual conference was the setting for the launch of our three-year collaborative project, "Empowering Girls in Nepal". Time flies. It is hard to believe that it's a year since ChoraChori was chosen as the SIGBI charity for the 2019-2022 collaboration "Empowering Girls in Nepal"

Success at the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland conference

Delegates at the Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Federation annual conference have chosen ChoraChori's project "Empowering girls in Nepal" as the new Federation project for 2019 - 2022. Yesterday Philip Holmes, CEO/Founder of ChoraChori, gave a joint presentation on our work with the President of Bridgend and District Soroptimist International Club, Helen

SEE (SLC) examination success

Alongside our child rescue and rehabilitation work in Nepal, ChoraChori also provides material and educational support to some very poor girls within the local community. One such girl, Rina, has responded by achieving a remarkable result in the latest Secondary Education Examination (SEE). In late 2014 ChoraChori-Nepal's Founder and Operational Director, Shailaja CM, found these