Give Trafficked Girls a New Future in Cambodia

by Transitions Global
Oct 22, 2009

TLC girls continue to grow, heal, and become

Girls at the museum, enriching their cultural heritage
Girls at the museum, enriching their cultural heritage

Since the Open Challenge, things at the Transitions Global TLC have been going extremely well. We have hired a new social worker, who is doing a great job connecting with the girls, encouraging them, and helping them in the process of healing.

We have brought in a volunteer US social worker who will be training our staff in procedures and interventions to help them become more effective in their jobs. She will be staying in Cambodia for a year with us and working alongside Dr. Wendy Freed, who will be doing supervision for the girls' therapy.

The yoga therapy is continuing to grow and we now have five girls that are completely engaged in becoming yoga instructors and using yoga as therapy to help others. Many of these girls are currently teaching children's classes to underprivileged kids.

Other girls are studying graphic design, English, computers, and anything else their hearts desire.

This next year, we will be developing a new life skills program to help the girls increase their capacity for independent living, as well as, engaging in a new research project with Pacific Graduate School of Psychology to help us in capturing better statistics and results with our program.

We are very excited about this next year - building new lives for survivors of sex trafficking. We hope that you will join us in this journey.

Thank you for your support - we cannot do this without you!

Athena Pond - from Phnom Penh, Cambodia

TLC girls in intensive yoga study
TLC girls in intensive yoga study
TLC girls teaching children
TLC girls teaching children's yoga class
  • Lynne Minton
    Lynne Minton Dear Friends,I have been a full time yoga instructor since 1982 and teacher trainer since 2000. I reside in Anchorage, Alaska, USA and have been visiting Siem Reap for the past 4 years for a few weeks each winter. If there is some way that I could help in Siem Reap in February 2010, please let me know who to contact.Keep... Read more »
    • 7 years ago
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  • Athena Pond
    Athena Pond Transitions Global has a 79.6% success rate with our clients. This means that almost 80% of our graduates do not return to the sex trade and are not re-exploited. We are expecting an even higher success rate for 2009 and beyond.
    • 7 years ago
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Transitions Global

Location: Nashville, TN - USA
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Transitions Global
Project Leader:
Athena Pond
Cincinnati, Ohio United States

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