Justice & Care wrote -
Girls rescued from modern day forms of slavery are usually sent to shelter homes while the legal process is carried out before they are repatriated. This process can cost them 6 months to 3 years of their already stolen youth. The older girls, 16-18 years of age find it it difficult to return to formal schooling. Moreover, these survivors have faced a lot of emotional trauma and have low literacy levels making it hard for them to connect with conventional Vocational Training Programs. Gaps in existing training opportunities leave them vulnerable to being trafficked again.
THE PROJECT: As part of its aftercare strategy in South Asia, Justice and Care plans to overcome this challenge through a Foundation Course of 3 months that includes an aptitude test, life skills training, functional literacy (language and math), IT skills, counseling support and communicative English. It prepares them for the next phase of training, which is a Government certified Vocational Training.
Our recent pilot project of phase 1, in Mumbai, received excellent reviews from the participants and the staff, transforming the girls from victims to visionaries.
Reena*, one of the students was inspired and said, "I will use all the techniques taught to me in class when I become a police officer and I will counsel other women".
THE COSTS PER PERSON:
- $40 provides an aptitude test
- $110 provides for Foundational Training
- $310 provides for Certified Vocational Training
- $460 provides for the complete training for both phases
Donations in any amount are helpful and appreciated.
Let the New Year bring hope for a better future for Reena and her friends!
To know more please visit: www.justiceandcare.org
* Names changed to protect identity. Images used for representational purposes only.