September 23, 2016 Philip Holmes

Toby supports the ChoraChori refuge

img_20160922_165345 toby-and-group toby-with-guitarbook-distribution boy-in-bootsToby 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 time he combined being a prison guard with holding a seat on the national advisory board for the Netherlands prison system. He’s been trained in resocialising and reintegrating people into society, including through mentoring and education. So he is well-placed to have constructive exchanges with the team, and especially with the refuge care staff.

Happily he’s fundraising as well and is already half way through a “shopping list” that will bring direct support to the children. The first two items have been paid for – £200 worth of books that he brought from UK and £200 raised towards buying the children new clothes, a custom at next month’s main Hindu festival of Dashain. He is aiming to raise another £100 to pay for a Dashain picnic for the children and another £100 to buy sports equipment. After yesterday’s book distribution Toby had a look at the children’s footballing skills!

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