REHABILITATION OF ORPHANS AND WIDOWS
The militancy and conflict in the state of Jammu & Kashmir has affected thousands of children. Girls are particularly vulnerable in the face of such conflict due to excess moral and cultural policing and most of them drop out of school. Their physical, psychological, social and economic well being has been affected enormously.
BWF believes that “healing a young child’s wounds allows them to survive a war or conflict and healing their spirits may prevent the next war or conflict.”
But there are no homes or places of rehabilitation exclusively for girls there. So to overcome this, BWF started rehabilitation homes exclusively for girls in the Kashmir valley.
At present, BWF is running four homes in the districts of Kupwara (Basera-e-tabassum, meaning abode of smiles), Budgam, Anantnag and Jammu (Project FAH) with of 133 girls between the age group of 2 to 20yrs. BWF through these homes creates a safe and secure environment for these girls and enables them to pursue education in local, government and private schools and also enables them to empower themselves to be independent human beings and craft a healthy and creative lives for themselves.