His family unable to care for him he was taken in by TBU, he now flourishes and dreams of great things.
Raj, one of the TBU boys during circus training with world renowned 'Circus Kathmandu', part of their therapy programme.
The boys play by the lake on their first trip to Pokhara
The boys take paddle boats out on the lake in Pokhara. A once a year special trip for the boy of the TBU house.
First swim in the fresh water lake in Pokhara
Ready for an special excursion to Pokhara with the boys from TBU house, his first ever trip out of kathmandu.
Raj Kumar. He's top of his class, best at sports...an all round superstar. Without TBU he would likely have died at a young age on the streets.
Quiet and unassuming but deeply intelligent, young Bijay has blossomed since being rescued from the streets.
Rabi, lived on the streets when he was a child himself, he knows the drill. He now devotes his life to helping other children escape the streets and rehabilitating those that do. He is in the unique position in that he knows exactly these children's struggles and thus how to relate to them. He also knows how to overcome the obstacles they, to give them strength and show them that it's possible to break free. He is now a trained social worker and manager of The big umbrella house for ex street children.
Sooneil was 8 years old when he started living on the streets. His brow furrows as he recalls – ‘Life was difficult. Violent.’ Violence came from all directions and from people whom are meant to protect, like the police. ‘I was very small so people beat us’. Many people. ‘Oh yes, of course, the police beat me a lot’.
. Throughout his 2 years on the streets he spent time going from organisation to organisation but for various reasons he ended up back on the streets. In some instances it was because the people or organisations did not have the right intentions or ended up treating the children badly.
Sooneil is now training to be a social worker and is a manager at The Big Umbrella House and key outreach worker. His main focus in life is to help children escape the street as he did.