To kick off Season 2, we are featuring Tony Kirwan, founder of Destiny Rescue. A listener reached out to me last year and suggested that I highlight his story. Destiny Rescue is a nonprofit organization that focuses on rescuing young girls out of the sex trafficking industry, providing rehabilitation services and vocational training. January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, so I felt it was fitting to highlight the work of Tony and his organization.
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 gives the option to donate once across one of Child Rescue's pressing needs. The greatest need directs funds to where it is most needed; like a new property, medical treatment for a child or school fees. You can also choose to give towards rescues, aftercare, prevention and NZ fundraising and awareness.
This is our way of connecting you with our rescued children. Choose to become a Rescue Partner and give regularly to keep rescue operations going, increasing the number of children that are freed, and helping children in aftercare stay free as they navigate their way through new life. Support our holistic work of rescuing and restoring children from the sex trade, and helping reintegrate them into bright new futures by becoming a regular donor today.
Rescue agents normally go undercover, run surveillance or interview travellers at a border to rescue exploited children, but occasionally they must get creative or, in this case, musical.
Thailand reintegration team, funded by Child Rescue, is partnering with a church in northern Thailand to bring our empower and health education program to survivors enrolled in community care.
It is near impossible to rescue a girl from sex trafficking in Cambodia, yet our rescue agents continue to do it. What then is their secret?