Project #299 | Education and Economic Empowerment for Survivors of Trafficking
Our Partnership with EverFree
Human trafficking is a significant issue in both Uganda and the Philippines. Uganda is a country of origin, a waypoint and destination market for human trafficking in the form of forced labour, sexual exploitation, recruitment for armed groups, and forced begging. In the Philippines, human trafficking takes the form of forced labour, sex trafficking, child labour and organ trafficking. Survivors often experience physical and emotional trauma, lack of education and work experience, and social isolation. These factors make it challenging for them to find sustainable employment and manage finances. To overcome these barriers, economic and educational empowerment is critical.
One Day’s Wages is partnering with EverFree to support 80 survivors of trafficking in Uganda and the Philippines to participate in education or vocational training programs for financial independence. Vocational training is offered through 12-month programs in tailoring, hairdressing, cosmetology, fashion and design, food production and management. Participants chose a program that best suits their skills and interests, and receive a living stipend while enrolled to support their families. For survivors interested in continuing their education, EverFree offers tuition fee support, school materials, and allowances for school-related expenses.
SURVIVORS WILL PARTICIPATE IN VOCATIONAL TRAINING
SURVIVORS WILL CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATIONAL STUDIES
FAMILY MEMBERS WILL BE SUPPORTED BY SURVIVORS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.