It’s a scourge on modern society. Millions of children around the world are trafficked or trapped in sexual exploitation with little hope for freedom. We bring freedom. We shine a light in the darkness.
This is the crucial first step. Children are bound either by physical chains or psychological ones and our rescue agents’ job is to bring the girls out of darkness. Posing as customers, they seek to win the child’s trust before making an offer to take them to a safe rescue home.
If Rescue is the starter’s gun, then Restoration is the marathon. This is where the long yet joyful healing process begins. Rescued children are taken to safe houses where they sleep safely, receive education, vocational training, counseling and healthcare, spiritual guidance and, most importantly, love.
We strive to bring children out of darkness, but we’d rather they weren’t there in the first place. We have Prevention Homes in different countries where we care for at-risk children – often siblings of rescued girls – until they of age to find safe employment or higher education.
This is our general donation pool where funds can be immediately be directed to our area of greatest need; whether a new property, medical treatment for a child or school fees.
I found myself surrounded in a darkness with neon lights shining on girls being displayed for anyone’s choosing. What I saw around me broke my heart…
I remember one night I got a phone call from one of the boys, he was at a brothel and he was really desperate. He had a 13-year-old girl and there were heaps of guys who were trying to take the kid off him.
Many of our girls have never been shown kindness, appreciation or love but with the right support they can overcome their grief and trauma. One of the tools we use to help them are our very popular Teddy Bear Kits.