Springtime always brings new life into the Freedom Cafe. New guests, iced drinks, all new drink creations, outdoor events and new ways to get involved. - See more at: http://www.endtrade.org/aprilnews/?preview=true&preview_id=15308&preview_nonce=7f3e9f4204&post_format=standard#sthash.3v7E16HA.dpuf
Springtime always brings new life into the Freedom Cafe. New guests, iced drinks, all new drink creations, outdoor events and new ways to get involved.
After a semester of rest, the education team has leapt out of the gate this semester. This semester alone they have been busy hosting over 15 educational events around campus. Many of you have become involved, or are in the process of volunteering because of their dedication to education.
On top of events, they have been running a campaign called #springintofreedom where they share a picture and fact of the day on our facebook page. It is obvious from the numbers that it is ‘LIKED’. –
I am told that after this donation, Ashagaon is expected to represent a sustainable self supporting vocational center of 30 – 40 women. They have been the beneficiary of our teamwork these first two years, and I couldn’t have expected such a great result from what we have started here. Way to go team! It is our commitment to; 1. Raise money to build vocational centers for victims and those at risk of being trafficked. 2. Educate our community about human trafficking, and give the an opportunity to respond. 3. Foster a culture of others-focused students at UMass. WE ARE FULFILLING OUR PURPOSE. TOGETHER. “Word has spread to some of the other Brothel Villages, and they want in, but we cannot employ them yet. Once the yarn is being steadily produced we will be able to expand and hire many more.”
Our donation will go toward the following needs:
Salary for next 3 months for 30 ladies: $10,600
Industrial cutting table/cutter: $2500
Computers, Sports equipment for youth program starting 4/16/15: $7000 (engaging teenage boys to reeducate them before they follow in their fathers’ footsteps in selling their women)
Vocational Center Daycare supplies and salaries for daycare workers: $1000
Fabric/Materials for initial order will top $40,000, so you can see that all together it’s a huge outlay for product that they won’t be paid for until late summer