Education is key to empowering those who were once vulnerable. Education allows them to learn, achieve and graduate to independent living, no longer at being at risk of being trafficked. Education costs - the funds raised through this project will pay for tuition, school materials, transport and other related costs. It will give orphans and some of the world's most vulnerable young people the opportunity of education that they have never had.
Moldova is the poorest country in Europe and a source country for victims who end up being trafficked. Orphans are put out of the orphanage at the age of 16. Most have nowhere to go, little or no life skills and end up falling prey to traffickers.
By removing the vulnerability (giving them a roof over their head, food for their belly and clothes on their back) we are able to help train and equip them with the life skills they so badly lack and help them gain access to education which they have been denied due to the life lived in an orphanage. We also work to equip and resource them with the end aim of seeing them transition into independent living, able to work and provide for themselves and no longer at risk of being trafficked.
By empowering and equipping these vulnerable young people and children, they are removed from the danger that sees them so often falling prey to traffickers. By training and teaching them, they go on to live a normal life. In turn when they have families of their own, their children do not end up in orphanages (as they once did) and the cycle is broken.