Name : Bidek Pariyar
DOB : 10th Dec., 1996
Sex : Male
On October 2007 around at 8 pm Goma Dhakal ,the president
of the Rainbow Children Home, got a phone call from a close well wisher at
Khahare, Lakeside. Someone needed her help. After about 20 minutes when she arrived there, she found
Buddhi and his 2½ year old brother covert with mud and dirt next to their
unconscious mother. After questioning the spectators and Buddhi himself, it
was found that Buddhi and his brother came from a working class family. His
father and mother used to work on building sites mixing sand and cement. Sadly,
their father had left them quiet some time ago. His mother then started begging in the streets, showing
her two young sons and asking for money. The money she got from begging was used
to buy alcohol every day. It was also found that his mother had fallen unconscious
a couple of times before. Some kind people had given her money for her boys, but
like always she spent it on alcohol. It was a heartbreaking sight seeing Buddhi
and his brother next to their unconscious mother.
The Rainbow Children home family decided to take Buddhi
and his brother to the Rainbow Children Home, but needed to convince his mother
of letting her children go first. They explained to her the positive, future
consequences of Buddhi going to school, getting regular food and growing up in a
safe place with 14 other children. Finally his mother decided to handover Buddhi
to the childrens home.
Buddhi has started school now and he turns out to be quite a bright child but he has a challenging future ahead of him. Where as he used to go begging in the streets for money with his mother, he now has to get used to going to school, learning and a 'family life'. He is very protective of his brother and takes good care of him. We are proud to have Buddhi as our new family member and we will give him all the opportunities we can.