This week we will be learning more about Rekha BK (Bishwokarma – untouchable). Rekha is 9 years old, we are not sure of her birthday but hope to find out. She is a Dalit, the lowest of the low in Nepal society. The paragraph below goes into some detail.
Rekha’s mother died of some sickness, possibly Covid and her father then drank himself to death. She was taken in by her elderly grandmother but was malnourished and not allowed to go to school; she faced a very uncertain future. Sayni heard of her plight and brought her to the Sister Home. She is now going to school and making steady progress but as you can see there is some way to go!
“In the context of Nepal, National Dalits Commission defines ‘Dalits’ as “those communities who, by virtue of atrocities of caste-based discrimination and untouchability, are most backward in social, economic, educational, political and religious fields, and deprived of human dignity and social justice (NDC, 2008)”.
Aide Nepal Magnoac is now supporting 24 children at the Sister Home, aged 3 to 12 years. It costs £27 a month to provide a child with accommodation, food, clothing and education. If you would like to help please go to the link below…just £2 makes a difference. To donate in Euros