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.
It’s often the desperation of poverty that sees children being trafficked into sexual exploitation. Through educating poor communities about trafficking and helping establish small business projects, we give at-risk communities a hand-up, not a hand out.
When you’re trapped in darkness, no-one can hear you. These children are going through, or have been through, hell on earth, and few seem to be listening. These children don’t have voices of their own so we are shouting for them. We want everyone to know about this evil. We want everyone to do something to help.
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.
This is our way of connecting you with our rescued children. Choose to Sponsor one of our rescue homes and gain personal connection with potentially dozens of girls at any one time.
At a high-level UN meeting this week UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made perhaps his boldest statement to date in the fight against human trafficking.
A large part of what we do involves removing the veil of lies from each child we rescue and help them to see that they are more, far more, than their bodies, that they have value beyond measure and they are worthy of love.
After establishing ourselves in New Zealand three years ago this name change gives us the chance to freshen up our presence and breathe new life into our mission.