Alarmed with the trafficking of women in South Asia, SAF decided
to upgrade the UNESCO sponsored programme "Integrated Education
and Capacity Building for Adolescent Girls and Children", by
funding a batch of 25 socially victimised girls in computer training,
a nine-month course which started in early 2002 at Maiti-Nepal,
A SAF trainer (standing) at the Maiti training
centre in Nepal.
The UNESCO project, “Integrated Education, Health
and Capacity Building for Adolescent Girls” in South
Asia is supported by SAF in which vulnerable
orphaned, abused and trafficked girls are trained in
computer skills - thus enabling them to take up
more lucrative and “respectable” professions.
The SAF computer training project expanded rapidly
as the first group of girls having completed their training are
now able to hold their own computer classes for their colleagues.
Additional crash courses have since been added in the basics of
computers and in multimedia systems.
has done some remarkable work in retrieving and rehabilitating abandoned
children, bonded labourers and destitute women. Its rehabilitation
projects and workshops are located in different parts of Nepal and
several repatriation centres in India and Bangladesh, situated in
Delhi, Kolkata, Siliguri, Kishanguni and Pune.