When Bager from Afghanistan was just two years old, his parents got divorced and he ended up living with his father and his new wife. As he grew older, Bager was excited and eager to go to school, but his father and stepmother would not let him.

Instead, he would sell Pepsi bottles on the street in the Bazar and use the money to buy food.

“My stepmother would often beat me. One day she tied my hands and burnt my legs with a hot skewer. That day I ran away from home and spent the night on the street. I cried a lot that night but there was no one to help me.”

Fortunately, the police found Bager and he was eventually brought to Hagar’s Forgotten No More Shelter.

The Counselling sessions have helped decrease his trauma due to the physical abuse he experienced at home. He is now adjusting well in the center and is very happy to attend school and play football with the other boys. He enjoys the art, calligraphy and tailoring sessions.

We’re so happy to see Bager experience another side of life.



Hagar pursues the highest degree of care and protection for each of its clients. To protect the identity of our clients, names have been changed and images do not necessarily represent the individual profiled.

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