The Esther Benjamins Trust is a small charity doing big things in Nepal.
The Esther Benjamins Trust has grown to become a leading UK registered charity focuing solely on improving the lives of Nepal’s most vulnerable children and young people.
Among other achievements the trust has:
The Trust works for Nepal's most excluded and at risk children. The current focus is on children who have been trafficked into India, rescued by the Trust and returned home or to the safety of its refuge.
We excel in locating and rescuing Nepali children who have been trafficked or displaced into India and in supporting their post-rescue care - by reuniting children with families wherever possible, and by providing structured residential refuge in Nepal and access to education.
Over the years we have adapted our work depending on the needs of the children in Nepal. Read more about what we do here >Sponsor Now
We were asked by the District Education Office in Hetauda for support to build temporary bamboo learning centres (TLCs), each costing £1,100. We agreed to build nine TLCs as the first phase of this project. We are thrilled to report that thanks to the generosity of our supporters, eight of these are now fully sponsored. Some of theseTLC's are already up and running, which is greatly helping the children to become more settled again. With the monsoon arriving the TLC's provide shelter and ensure that the lessons continue as normal.
Over the past ten years we have developed a programme of support for communities which aims to ensure that parents understand the importance of an education and that they choose school over entering the labour market or trafficking for their children. This programme becomes even more important at times of hardship, when the short term concern of earning money for survival may over-ride the long term benefits of an education in the minds of parents.
The trustees are pleased to announce that In September 2015, The Esther Benjamins Trust will be changing its name to Child Rescue Nepal. This is as a result of extensive consultation and research with our very loyal supporters. We believe that Child Rescue Nepal reflects more clearly what our mission is and also reflects the wishes of Esther Benjamins Family. One of our family homes in Kathmandu will become Esther Benjamins' House, in memory of Esther Benjamins.