In 2001 Sharansthan was born inside a temple premises in the Red light district (Ganga Jamuna) of Nagpur. Later on in 3 rd June 2003 our first residential home was established from where we never turned around.
This is the crucial first step. Children are bound either by physical chains or
psychological ones and our rescue agents’ job is to bring the girls out of darkness. We seek to win the child’s trust / Parents trust before making an offer to take them to a safe residential home.
If Rescue is the starter’s gun, then Restoration is the marathon. This is where the long yet joyful healing process begins. Rescued children are taken to safe houses where they sleep safely, receive education, vocational training, counseling, and healthcare and most importantly love.
Through constant counseling, victims are encouraged to protect their kids especially girls from being exploited in the flesh trade.
It’s often the desperation of poverty that sees children being trafficked into sexual exploitation. Through educating poor communities about trafficking and helping them, we give at-risk communities a hand-up, not a hand out. Education and vocational training empowers the victims and their children to be independent and away from all these atrocities.
WE ARE A VOICE
When you’re trapped in darkness, no-one can hear you. These children are
going through, or have been through, hell on earth, and few seem to be listening. These children don’t have voices of their own so we are shouting for them. We want everyone to know about this evil. We want everyone to do something to help.