Children enjoying the christmas eve celebration with each other ,decorating Xmas tree, performing dances and carol singing. Eventful week with loads of fun n frolic.
Celebrating Teachers day and Sports day in Child Development Centre , Bori.
Twenty-five children, two of whom are a brother and sister living on the street at Pune Railway station, travelled the eighty miles to Bori on Friday June 19th. A further twenty children from the red-light district have arrived . There will be sixty plus children at the Bori Centre.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to hit India very badly with the poor slum dwellers being worst affected. Maharashtra State is particularly badly affected with Seema reporting that Pune is in the red-zone for the pandemic.
Seema and team have continued to supply food to the women and children of the red-light district. This is despite the fact that the police have closed down, not only the area, but also the project’s indoor Feeding Programme.
Last month, Seema and the children at the Bori Centre were delighted to welcome Guild member Helen Malcolm. Helen had journeyed from Inverness to Pune to visit he son, who works in the city. Helen was determined to travel the eighty miles , sometimes on rough tracks, to meet the children she had heard about at her Guild Project meeting.
The children and staff loved meeting Helen.
Seema and her team have rescued two young women from Pune’s red-light district.
JR lived in a city far from Pune where she was married to a man twice her age. He grew tired of her, brought her to the red-light district of Pune and sold her into the brothels. Seema and team spent many weeks trying to rescue her.
SS lived in an another state of India. She was lured by her boyfriend to Pune where he sold her into the brothels.
Pam Cairns, co-founder of FTLT, fourth visit to India. In 2014, Pam first met the children when they were cooped up in two small upstairs rooms in Pune’s red-light district. Now they have a spacious home in the countryside well away from those who would abuse them. The children are well integrated into the local schools and supported by the villagers from the surrounding community.