Together1Heart’s vision is a world where women and girls are safe from slavery. Their mission is to work to care for and secure the rights of young women and girls who are victims or at risk of being victims of slavery and to successfully recover, educate, train and reintegrate them into mainstream society through financial independence in a sustainable and innovative manner. They accomplish this by helping and teaching them how to achieve financial independence through sustainable careers and they welcome them to become a part of our survivor empowerment network. Together1heart pledges with AFESIP Cambodia to support a business model with the goal to unite the globe in the fight to end modern day slavery. In our deep desire to unite the world against slavery one heart at a time, we know no other program more successful in human development post trauma than that of AFESIP Cambodia. They believe that by empowering these inspiring survivors and sharing the business model globally we can create a future network of world changers who turn their trauma and suffering into triumph both personally and collectively. AFESIP/Together1Heart-Cambodia was established in 1996. Through its work it addresses all of the consequences of human trafficking, including preventative measures aimed at reducing the demand for further victims of human trafficking and in turn challenging gender-based-violence and addressing this as a human rights issue. AFESIP/Together1Heart-Cambodia works with young women and girls who are victims or at risk of being victims of sexual trafficking, violence, abuse, rape, indentured slavery or exploitation and their families to provide safety and sustainable exit strategies. AFESIP/Together1Heart-Cambodia also works closely with government officials, NGO’s, community leaders and international partners to address the issues involved.
How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps
We provide funding for the salary of the computer teacher and an English teacher as well as the maintenance for their computer center. OSF also provides the internet for the center. The Orphaned Starfish Foundation has provided funding for three teachers to improve the quality of education and also prepare the young adults for jobs and/or university. OSF has funded the English, life skills, and computer teachers salary. The life skills trainer teaches basic financial management, self-confidence and social moral. We have also provided funding for teaching materials, 7 new desktops for computer training for the girls, a new laptop for computer trainer for lesson preparation and teaching, a new LCD projector for teaching, upgrade the existing internet speed, routers, network tool and USB storage Hard-drive. OSF is committed to giving the young women and girl who are victims or at risk of being victims of sexual trafficking, violence, abuse, rape, indentured slavery the opportunity to receive computer-training skills to increase their awareness, which will allow them to have better employment and secure their future.