Final words on “As a Tiger in the Jungle” – and the future challenge for ChoraChori

Between April and June 2019, contemporary circus show "As a Tiger in the Jungle" enjoyed a hugely successful tour of top venues across England and Wales, including the Glastonbury Festival. Nepalese performers Aman and Renu have now returned to Nepal but leave behind a powerful legacy of memorable performances and poignant messages. Through "As a

The Aishworya “Children’s Home”

Late yesterday, ChoraChori-Nepal took a call from Nepal's Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) asking for support in its raid and rescue operation on the Aishworya "Children's Home" in Kathmandu. This is a developing story, but it seems that the authorities were notified following a complaint from a foreigner about neglected and unsupervised children at the

Rescue from Varanasi

Kamala (green) and her father being counselled by ChoraChori-Nepal refuge manager, Rita Mokhtan (centre). Varanasi is famous throughout India as a focus for pilgrims and tourists alike. Indeed, with its 2,000 temples it is known as the spiritual capital of India. But the ChoraChori-Nepal field team has just been there for another reason;

Something for the tooth fairy…

ChoraChori trains vulnerable Nepalese girls how to make unique felt products In a previous blog post we explained how earlier this year British volunteer Alice Alderson supported our "Tipling girls" through training them in cutting and sewing techniques. This work has matured into a final product that is now ready to go under the pillow

Nepali girl abduction

Nepali girl abduction a common crime Nepali girl abduction is commonplace - indeed socially accepted - in some rural communities in Nepal. The UK's Daily Mail reported on this two years ago, describing how it impacted upon Dalit ("untouchable") girls in remote northwest Nepal. Young men abducted these girls to force them into child marriage