The greatest threat to being trafficked in our world today is lack of education; education disrupts cycles of poverty and provides opportunity for more.
IT’S NOT OK Projects place a paramount value upon the education of every young survivor in our care. Our SHE Rescue home is bustling with young girls getting ready and we’re anticipating ~$6,500 in school costs to cover school fees for the year, supplies, and uniforms. We would love your help as we see these girls through their healing and into their future! Your donation to education will go directly into a fund set aside to ensure each girl is properly prepared for her school year, and we can’t wait to share photos and how they’re each progressing as the year goes on! Thank you for your support and for investing in the lives of these young girls – we are better together and together we are changing lives!
IT’S NOT OK Projects place a paramount value upon the education of every young survivor in our care. Our SHE Rescue home is bustling with young girls getting ready and we’re anticipating ~$2000 in vocational costs to cover training fees for the year, supplies, and uniforms. We would love your help as we see these girls through their healing and into their future! Your donation to education will go directly into a fund set aside to ensure each girl is properly prepared for her vocational training, and we can’t wait to share photos and how they’re each progressing as the year goes on! Thank you for your support and for investing in the lives of these young girls – we are better together and together we are changing lives!
We focus on holistic healing of the mind, body, and soul. All funds help bring healing to young survivors living in our SHE Rescue Home.
Debt is a great risk to trafficking and exploitation throughout Cambodia and it creates great vulnerability amongst families and communities. The greatest contributor to debt is the need for medical care families cannot afford, which oftentimes leaves them with no choice but to rely on high interest loans that are impossible to pay back and rob hope from the family altogether. This level of vulnerability is often what traffickers pry upon, positioning unjust corruption as hope and a way out of what feels hopeless. For these reasons, we work diligently to assist all families we work with with proper medical care, and work hard to complete all necessary paperwork and processes when free medical care could be available to families. Our goal is not only to provide access to proper medical care, but to prevent vulnerability altogether by ensuring families can remain financially sustainable and avoid debt. Unfortunately in some cases, the medical care required for an individual is more severe or on-going, and rather than a one time fee, a family is coping with an illness that will require longterm care or monthly medication that will demand consistent funding. In order to close cases, we work to ensure a means of providing for themselves and financial sustainability is visible, and in such cases when longterm medical support is required we need a means of ensuring the family has access to assistance if need be, to avoid the vulnerability of debt. For this reason, we’re working to build an on-going medical fund comprised of our supporters stepping out and saying “Yes” to ensuring families are not faced with medical demands they cannot afford that would lead to dangerous debt. We’re working to fill this fund with $2,600 to start, which right now will help with Dara’s mothers medication required for her mental illness, Cheng’s monthly medication for her skin disease so this young girl may have a normal life, for expenses related to pregancy for some of our girls and their families, and will allow us to have access to fund as other issues arise amongst our survivors, at-risk girls, and families we’re supporting. On behalf of all of us, thank you for saying “yes” and stepping out to do more for the life of the one! We’re better together, and together we are changing lives.
During the Khmer Rouge, more than 20,000 teachers were killed; this meant at the end of the 1970s, the literacy rate in Cambodia dropped and only 40% of the population could read and write. This left the education level in Cambodia being one of the lowest in the world. However, it has been encouraging over the years to see so many more college graduates coming through with degrees. To further increase and build upon this education it is vital that our SHE staff continue to attend training and development to provide high-quality services. Attending training not only benefits those that attend, but they come back and share what they have learned with the rest of the staff. What the staff benefit from, will benefit the girls too. We are always looking at upskilling our case management team (counsellors, social workers and house mothers) – our frontline staff, to help them make decisions that will mean better recovery for the girls. Previously our team have attended the following training: – HR Management – Financial Management – Tax and government compliance – Child Development – Self Care – Parenting skills – Trauma-informed therapy – Management and leadership Our budget for this year’s staff development is $1500 Could you help us give them the gift of higher education and training? Education is just one of the switches that help us light up dark places and allows our response to those in pain to be deeper and more fitting. Help us make education and high-quality care possible today.
We work with families of survivors to replace vulnerabilities lending to trafficking with opportunities for hope, such as vocational training & safe employment.
The goal for the SHE Rescue Home is always for the girls in our care to be safely reintegrated to their family. There are many factors that are considered before a girl can go home. To assist in ensuring their safety we provide reintegration packs that include: Phone and credit, Bicycle, Bicycle pump, Water filter , Photo album full of photo’s of their time in the Home, General school supplies, hygiene supplies, mosquito nets, travel costs for going home and a jewellery gift. The total cost of the pack is $550
One of the greatest risks to being trafficked is lack of education or not having a safe place to live when the family home is not close to the work or educational opportunities The SHE Transition Home will provide girls, from the SHE Home or partner organisations that are aged 16 and over and whose families live in the provinces, safe and affordable accommodation in the city. It will be a safe place to live in the city while they attend school or work. In dormitory-style accommodations, we will offer a place for girls to live independently, handling their own cooking, washing, and schedule. They will have weekly access to a social worker and a dormitory supervisor is available daily for assistance with any challenges. We will soon be reintegrating some girls in the SHE Home to the Transition Home so they can continue their education in the city. The girls will be given a weekly allowance to cover all their expenses – food, transport and daily living. We would love to give you the opportunity to sponsor one of these girls for $300 a month and be part of her solution where vulnerabilities are replaced with opportunities for hope, and she will have room to grow into a healthy, independent woman!
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Sokhim’s case will be closing soon. After coming to the SHE Rescue Home in 2014 she spent two years in our care before reintegrating. She is now thriving! Recently married, she is living in a house she and her husband paid for together, on a plot of land gifted to them by her Mother. She is also a mother to a beautiful 6-month-old baby boy. We are almost ready to close her case, but before we do we want to make sure that her home meets safety standards. Sokhim and her husband have done a remarkable job, but their home still lacks one room – a bathroom!
A bathroom is essential to maintaining basic hygiene and sanitation but also safety. How afraid would you feel, in the middle of the night if had to walk through the dark away from the house to a hole in the ground to use the bathroom. Now imagine you are a young woman, physically powerless in a situation if you were attacked. Also, in your culture there is a lot of shame when a girl is sexually exploited, so if you spoke about what happened your family could be ostracised from their community. That situation is harder for girls like Sokhim* who have already been through serious trauma.
Having a bathroom means that she won’t have to walk away into the bush, being in a very vulnerable position to address a very human need. Adding a bathroom to the home will ensure that not only Sokhim* will be safe, but as her baby boy grows, he will have the same safety and basic sanitation.
Sokhim* and her family need just $750 to build a bathroom. Help them get off to a great start and let’s close her case with a final gift.
15-year-old Kimhong* has been in the SHE Rescue Home for a year and a half after being sexual exploitation. She and her family have made considerable progress and it’s almost time for her to go home however, her family home is in a very poor condition and has been assessed as unsafe.
Looking at photos of Kimhong’s* home it is hard to imagine how she could possibly feel safe there. One side is covered in rusted sheets of corrugated iron, the other old blankets and tattered mats hang as makeshift walls for the two-room house. Large gaps are visible in the roof with thatched branches covering where building materials ran short. With crooked wooden poles, exposed dirt floors and open to the elements, this home is not a safe place for a girl to be reintegrated to.
Try and imagine what life would feel like for Kimhong* living in a home, especially after previous trauma. Not having a safe place would keep anyone in a state of constant anxiety. Being able to hear noises in the night and not having the reassurance of walls and locked doors to protect you from the unknown.
We are not able to safely reintegrate girls if they don’t have safe, secure homes to return to as it puts them at risk of being exploited again. We would like to build a home for Kimhong’s family that will have a door and windows that lock as well as a toilet downstairs. This will provide the necessary security to allow her to return home to her family. The cost for the new house build is $8600! Help Kimhong reintegrate by donating towards the building fund!