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To make a difference, we have to join forces. ConnectAID field reporters went on a humanitarian mission to India over the summer to support two of our NGO members, FXB India Suraksha and The Blue House Project. We need your support to continue help them!
To make a difference, we have to join forces. ConnectAID field reporters went on a humanitarian mission to India over the summer 2022 to support two of our NGO members, FXB India Suraksha and the Blue House project.
Two NGOs saving lives.
FXB India Suraksha welcomes street children living in Jaipur station and works with local communities to create development programs best suited to their needs.In fact, the city of Jaipur has a very dense rail network which makes it a privileged destination for poor children attracted by the hope of a better life. Once on the street, these children find themselves in a situation of extreme vulnerability.
Having fled their homes because of poverty, abuse or mistreatment, they no longer have any alternative and their situation deteriorates. In the worst case, these children will be raped, mutilated or exploited.
They very often encounter problems of drug addiction and alcoholism and are at high risk of contracting sexually transmitted diseases. Most of these "station children" beg and steal for food, surviving in general indifference.
FXB India's day center is located near the Jaipur railway station and welcomes around 200 children per year, aged between 5 and 18 years old. They come there to eat, rest, play and relax in a safe environment.
Our second NGO Member is the Blue House Project in Pushkar. It is a nonprofit organization founded to support disadvantaged families living in tents in the desert of Pushkar (Rajasthan). Through Education, Employment and Primary Life Needs they help these families escape poverty. The NGO sends 70 children belonging to lower castes to the local school, provides tuition and lunch after school. They also employ the parents and supply basic life needs such as food and shelter. The organization also helps the poorest communities to break the cycle of poverty through various projects saving many lives.
ConnectAID will provide long term support to this young NGO, and help the organization grow.
In August 2022, three of our field reporters visited our partner NGO working with street children and carrying out poverty reduction projects in India.
On a long term bases, ConnectAID plans to continue help FXB India Suraksha raise awareness, creating content and videos for social media, including our own social network dedicated to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Both NGOs do not have the funds to cover our humanitarian mission to the field, and are struggling to meet the needs of their beneficiaries. We do need your support to regularly go back there and act as their voice to with the international community.
Our field reporters visited several of these projects. They volunteered with children and trained local staff on how to communicate about their actions and thus raise more funds. Our goal is to restore trust in what NGOs do, and show the world that we can all play a part in ending poverty and here in giving street children a better future.
The team spent time volunteering with children, local staff and the community. Pablo, for example, spent an entire month filming the association and its beneficiaries. This one had great success doing his magic tricks to children!
How many times do you have the opportunity to send a magician to bring some happiness to the "station children" of Jaipur?
In addition to photos and content written in several languages, our field reporters created different types of videos for use on social networks. Some of these videos were made on the world of the TV series “Brief” in order to raise awareness among young people. Our communication has a large audience that we have created over the years. The team also brought computers and games to beneficiaries and trained local staff in communication.
We want to show you the work done by local NGOs, their impact, their necessity, to restore confidence in humanitarian aid.
The needs are immense and our action is a long-term one. We want to go back to India and follow up on our support.
Join us, we take you to the field!
We hope that this trip will be the first of a long series of solidarity trips!
Thank you for supporting our movement, so that international solidarity becomes the norm!
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Partners : FXB India Suraksha, The Blue House Project