Summer is over and kids are back to school. But not enslaved children. For them, each day brings a lesson in hardship and mistreatment. They have no school mates, no pep rallies, no recess. Just backbreaking work and beatings.
That’s why Free the Slaves invests so heavily in education as part of our Community Liberation Model. An educated child is less likely to be trafficked. A community with adequate schools is more likely to be slavery-resistant. Child slavery survivors who receive remedial education can catch up with their peers and resume a normal life.
Education is like a vaccine for slavery.
We hope you’ll take this opportunity to teach a child. It’s one of the most important ways you can fight child slavery. And, as we conclude sour summer-long Doubling Down on Freedom Campaign, you can double your impact. A generous foundation is matching all contributions to Free the Slaves dollar-for-dollar up to $100,000.
On behalf of the many children that our programs educate in Asia, Africa and the Americas, we share our deepest thanks.