Esther Benjamin’s Trust is an NGO based in Nepal which rescues, houses, educates, and rehabilitates victims of child trafficking. Their main focus began with rescuing children which had been sold into the Indian circuses, most times by their own family. The circus promised the parents the children would have a good life and earn money to send home. However, the children become slaves to the circus, earning no money while being physically and mentally abused by their “care takers”. As EBT’s success in helping children who had been trafficked expanded so did their outreach. They began taking in the marginalized deaf adolescents as well as street children in Nepal. There are now several facilities which house and educated the children. The older children and deaf are taught marketable skills, including jewelry and mosaic making, allowing them to become self sustaining.
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