This goes out to you all who inspire us in a great way by making it possible for us to rescue, rehabilitate and reintegrate girl child victims of human trafficking through your generous donations. By and large, human trafficking is a global crisis and Kenya being a source, transit and destination of victims of this inhumane act, HAART’s scope of work is undeniably massive given that it is a pioneer organization in that area. Just to mention, HAART Shelter is the only shelter in Kenya that purely focuses on rehabilitation of girl child victims of human trafficking. Mark Twain once remarked," Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see". We are deeply grateful for all your support that has been playing a pivotal role in fueling our efforts to combat human trafficking.
The greatest satisfaction that we draw from this work is in seeing the transformation of victims from being totally traumatized, malnourished, disoriented, hopeless, detached, distressed and demotivated to happier, healthier, self- aware, focused and determined girls who can stand up for their rights.
Some of the services offered at the shelter include; provision of basic needs, psychotherapy, medical aid, legal aid, educational support, home tracing, reintegration and follow up. Provision of these services is what forms the backbone of our work and which has been our focus throughout the 4 months period.
In the month of January, shelter activities oscillated around ensuring the school-going girls receive all their shopping, facilitating school fees and levies payment, offering them pocket money and transport to their various boarding schools. Towards the close of the month of March, activities revolved around adjusting the schedule to suit holiday needs and receiving the girls enrolled in various educational institutions back to the shelter.
- 2 girls living with physical disability have been on weekly physiotherapy
- Three girls were enrolled in school.
- 1 girl who finished her primary school in 2018 and performed excellently joined secondary school
- 1 girl was repatriated to Tanzania. She received economic empowerment
- 5 reinter rations are set to be done in April as the girls have fully recovered and the family has been well prepared economically and psychologically
- 1 baby boy was transferred to another foster care home
- 25 victims offered shelter
- 5 new victims admitted to the shelter.
- Skills training activities in handcrafts, computer and garment making were conducted by outsourced tutors. The girls made beautiful crafts and dresses.
Our goals for the coming months are to:
- Improve accessibility for the 2 physically handicapped victims
- Establish, maintain and strengthen partnerships.
- Home tracing
- Economic empowerment
We hope for your continuous support.