122 children rescued from orphanage
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu, May 17: Authorities Thursday rescued 122 children from a capital-based orphanage, where they were living in a worrisome condition.
A team of the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB), Nepal Police Circle of Maharajgunj, Budhanikantha Municipality Ward No. 9 and the Balbalika Khojtalaash Kendra raided Aishwarya Orphanage home located in Budhanilkantha-9 and rescued 77 boys and 45 girls.
According to the CCWB, the children were rescued from the orphanage’s buildings located in Budhanilkantha and other places.
The children were living in filth with poor hygiene, the board stated in its statement. The orphanage had complied with none of the standards expected in an orphanage. It has not even kept the record of the children’s personal details, the board added.
The team raided the hostel following a tip off, said the CCWB. The rescued children were kept in the emergency protection centre.
Assessment is being carried out to reintegrate the rescued children with their families, the CCWB informed.