Seventeen children are now safe in NGN’s transit home after being rescued from an exploitative “orphanage” near the Indian boarder, far from their villages and homes in the northwest district of Mugu, Nepal.
Of the 15 boys and two girls, the youngest child is just 17 months old. Five children had been trafficked to the home in the last month alone. They were promised a good education at a boarding school, and their parents were deceived into paying a large amount of money for what they believed was the betterment of their children. Instead, the children were denied even phone access to their parents, and were told to lie to outsiders that their parents were dead.
The children were living in deplorable conditions, with no attention given to their hygiene or security. Without waterproofed windows and doors, rain came into the children’s bedrooms. Not enough beds meant two or three children had to squeeze together on a single mattress. There weren’t adequate blankets and sheets, nor fans or mosquito nets in an area where temperatures often soar to around 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
The children have already begun treatment for the chronic skin conditions and lice that many of them suffer from. The psychological healing will take much longer, but that process has already begun as well.
These children are in desperate need of your support. Your commitment makes all the difference in the lives of these children.
Next Generation Nepal