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G URIA 6 M ONTH R EPORT Feb 23, 2013. O VERVIEW OF P ROJECT Led by Ajeet Singh and wife Manju Founded in 1993 to fight against human trafficking, forced.

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1 G URIA 6 M ONTH R EPORT Feb 23, 2013

2 O VERVIEW OF P ROJECT Led by Ajeet Singh and wife Manju Founded in 1993 to fight against human trafficking, forced prostitution, 2 nd generation prostitution, and child prostitution Primarily working in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh Recently expanded to Mau, Uttar Pradesh

3 A CHIEVEMENTS Ajeet Singh was named 2010 CNN IBN Hero Nominated for 2010 Frontline Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk Ended child prostitution at Shivdaspur, Varanasi Since beginning of 2001 Rescued around 98 minor girls Fighting around 200 cases against 500 traffickers

4 N ON - FORMAL E DUCATION C ENTER (NFE) Asha has funded NFE in Varanasi before Education center for children in red light district Helps children acclimate to formal schools Provides a variety of activities Primary focus is art therapy for the children Have an arts teacher and local person to run center Plus an outside play area Anonymous message box for children to voice concerns

5 N IGHT S HELTER Also previously funded by Asha Was supposed to be a night shelter for the kids Did not work out due to financial restraints and security issues Instead converting it into vocational school on 2 nd floor for beauty salon and fashion design Machines and beauty supplies have been bought already Finances are being worked out First floor has a computer room, kitchen and area for meals

6 U PDATES Mau Center Land has not been purchased yet Having trouble acquiring property due to nature of activities Close to making a purchase Asha sent $10,000 last May Gurias additional sources of funding Rs. 800,000 ($14,742) from Actionaid Of the Rs. 1,851,774 for the project, need Rs ($9165) Will raise rest after purchase

7 S ITE V ISIT D ETAILS Manju and staff are engaging and excited about what they do Creative approaches to dealing with children Office sells cards made by the children to raise money Donations are not necessarily earmarked for specific activities Trying to take legal action against perpetrators could potentially be more of a financial drain than NFE centers Mentioned fundraising risk is that activities require dealing with corruption Also risk of political pressure and death threats against organization


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