Showing posts from July, 2014

Asian Human Rights Commission

Asian Human Rights Commission July 4, 2014 came out with an appeal in support of Guria when they were implicated in a false case when they went to rescue 20 child laborers/bonded laborers from a brick kiln, along with the labor department, and the anti-human trafficking unit of Varanasi.

UK Cycle Race for Guria

They made it! Our brave Freedom Now ! cyclists traveled 56 miles, from London to Cambridge, well done Brian Millington, Erwin de Genst, Jim Carroll, Sam Carr, Harry Whitby, Phil Haigh and Claudia Black, with one, Sonia Dee, taking a small detour and additional travel to the start point making her total 62 miles, wow what a feat! 

Guria in Pulse 124

"In Spite of being a mother, sister, daughter, my caste is still woman."
See the article about Guria and their unique programme of empowering women involved in or at risk from forced prostitution through traditional music and dance. See pages 10 and 11 of Pulse magazine Summer issue at:

Samosas for Guria at Smith College

Massive Thanks to the students from Smith College, Northampton (UK)! the students visited Guria's non formal education centre in May, and upon returning they created a little bit of India back here  and ran a fundraiser including selling chai, samosas and scarves, painting henna tattoos and telling others about Guria!

New Lockers and New Clothes July 2014

Guria would like to say a big thank you to Monique Epstein, her husband, Matthew Epstein, and a number of their friends for donating clothes to the children of Varanasi’s red-light area. Our gratefulness is well-reflected in the smiles of the children wearing their new clothing. Some of the pictures also show the children pointing to their individual lockers that they use to keep their personal belongings… The day was also celebrated with a special meal served to the children. Once again, the Guria family conveys their love and gratitude towards Monique Epstein, Matthew Epstein, and their friends in the USA. We hope to see you and your friends again at Guria.