HELP HER ACHIEVE
Whether you sponsor a girl’s formal education, or a young woman’s vocational training, you are helping to create a break in the cycle of intergenerational exploitation and poverty. We believe that education is the most powerful and long-lasting tool for preventing trafficking and other forms of gender violence.
Child survivors of slavery and kids born into brothel communities are destined to grow up and repeat the cycle unless given an education to build a different kind of life.
Out of the 450+ girls who have gone through our education program and completed grade 10, not a single one has been trafficked into slavery or re-trafficked, even though their backgrounds make them extremely high risk.
With poverty listed as a root cause of trafficking in almost every published study, it must be addressed in order for survivors to remain free and to reduce their vulnerability to exploitation. Survivors who return home without an education or job options are often re-trafficked or stigmatized by their family and community.
BECOME A SPONSOR
When you sign up to sponsor a child’s education, we will assign you to an individual child in a shelter or drop in center. We conduct regular meetings and activities with all our sponsored kids, and will share twice-yearly (or more often) reporting on your sponsored child’s education.
Many survivors and high risk girls have never been to school before, or had their education interrupted. Our education programs get girls back in school and take them from preschool to college, and even grad school. Many opt for social services, medical fields, law enforcement and other engaged work that allows them to give back.
Survivors who return home without an education or job options are often re-trafficked. Vocational Training, combined with life skills and financial literacy training, give women a pathway to become financially independent and less vulnerable to being exploited. Economic independence enables them to overcome stigma, move out of shelters, and support themselves and their children, breaking the cycle of poverty and intergenerational trafficking.