Saturday, 19 October 2013

Homeward Bound



Rohit, Anil, Vishal and Lakhan had been with us now for more than one year and we have been trying to trace their family during the past year. We tried many means but to no avail. Some of the agencies in North India also helped us in the process. Some of them even agreed to provide shelter to the children and put them up until their family is traced. It is a better way because if the children remained longer with us, they would forget their language and it would become all the more difficult to trace their family later on. We located agencies that were ready to take care of the children in areas close to the native places mentioned by children.

On 24th of September 2012, Mr. Ratheesh and Mr. Shiva, two staff members of Don Bosco accompanied the children to Delhi, Maharashtra and Chittorgarh, Rajasthan. Anil and Vishal were rehabilitated with Don Bosco Ashalayam, New Delhi. The Child Welfare Committee there initiated the process of finding the parents. Lakhan was takent o Chittorgarh CWC and temporarioly placed at a shelter home with follow up to trace the family. Rohit was brought back as his family could not be traced.