From noon on 17th May 2019 all online donations to ChoraChori will double in value through The Big Give!

The Big Give summer appeal – Forward for Children in Nepal

Through our bespoke Big Give summer appeal, we are inviting donations towards boosting our childcare in Nepal. Specifically, in June we want to set up a new boys’ refuge in Kathmandu that will allow us to expand our capacity to deal with displaced and trafficked children whom we rescue and repatriate from India. This will act as a vital staging post where we can start the rehabilitation process that leads to reintegration with families and society. Alongside that, we wish to invest in research and development of new training and income generation activities for girls, some of whom are child rape survivors, that will allow them to look after themselves in the future. As a starting point, also in June, we aim to set up a new silver jewellery workshop in conjunction with our friends at Her Future Coalition. This will pave the way for our major three year collaboration with the Soroptimist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland, “Empowering girls in Nepal”, that will launch in November.

Your donation goes towards our vital and unique work in Nepal. We rescue trafficked and displaced Nepalese children from India, child rape victims from Nepal itself and provide rehabilitation, education and training at our centre in Kathmandu. We bring child abusers to justice. You can make a donation using the button below.

ChoraChori receives no government funding in either UK or Nepal. We are entirely reliant on grants and public donations, including gifts in Wills.

Gates of Bronze

The appeal launch coincides with the release of ChoraChori Founder Philip Holmes’ poignant and inspirational memoir, Gates of Bronze. Described by leading journalist Anne Sebba as “a natural story teller”, Philip gives a moving account of how in 1999 he responded to the suicide of his first wife, Esther Benjamins, by setting up a children’s charity in her memory and going on to rescue over 1,000 vulnerable Nepalese children from abuse, violence and exploitation. Gates of Bronze is illustrated by Philip’s own sketches and with striking images from professional photographers who have profiled Philip’s work over the years. It is available through publisher Juntara at £10.99 with 10% of the sale price donated to ChoraChori. To find out more and place an order visit the website.

As a Tiger in the Jungle

ChoraChori is delighted to announce that contemporary circus show “As a Tiger in the Jungle” is touring England and Wales until 30th June 2019. Presented by Cirkus Xanti and Ali Williams Productions, two of the performers – Aman and Renu – are Nepalese child trafficking survivors. The story of Aman’s rescue from child slavery features in Gates of Bronze. As young adults they can now share their personal story of stolen childhoods through circus skills, dance and theatre. Watch the film to preview this very poignant and dramatic performance.

To find out more about the tour and see the performance dates and venues, follow this link. You can view the performance programme here.

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ChoraChori’s Mission is to rescue Nepalese children from abusive situations in Nepal and India, manage their trauma and reintegrate them with their families and communities. Where this is not possible, we provide for children’s care, education and training until they can look after themselves as young adults. We bring child abusers to justice.

Since August 2015 we have rescued and repatriated over 200 displaced Nepalese children from India, reuniting almost all of them with their families. This year we have extended our programme to support child rape victims in Nepal where the incidence of reported rape has quadrupled in the past ten years. This has involved offering an innovative approach to trauma management called Theraplay and legal support in prosecuting rapists. To find out more see this recent press article and our Big Give project outline here.


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