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We’re focusing on reaching America’s children before traffickers do and educating children on the dangers of trafficking. Many of the at-risk children in the U.S. go to school every day.
So over the last 18 months we piloted a program in Connecticut and reached nearly 4,000 children. Unfortunately, we also identified potential victims. After training teachers how to identify signs of potentially trafficked children, in almost every school, teachers told us they had seen these signs previously but not known what they were. We even had children teach us potential new trafficking tactics – one child told she was waiting for her “sponsor” to get out of prison. This is not your typical type of child sponsorship run by charities, rather one where older men “sponsor” a child, buy her gifts, clothes, cell phones and promise to take care of her. These tactics are placing children in extreme risk of being trafficked.
We’re starting by growing our Prevention Education program in Connecticut schools to reach thousands more students in our home state. To support the expansion we’re also opening two new Love146 offices in 2013.
Tread on Trafficking is a fundraiser that runs until June 30th where treaders do something physical
and ask sponsors to support them for running, swimming, biking, jogging, training, exercising or working out
with money raised going to Love146, an international organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation.
Source: Love146 Tread on Trafficking
Three friends have begun a challenge to run in 39 marathons within 33 days through eastern European countries.
The challenge will see Tom Stancliffe and Guy Hacking, both from London, and Rob Martineau, from Oxford, cover 1,036 miles across nine countries.
The men – who are raising funds for the victims of child trafficking – have set off from Odessa in Ukraine carrying their supplies.
Their final race will be to Dubrovnik, Croatia, on 4 May.
All three will have to complete the challenge without medical aid or support.
Beginning with Ukraine, they will run through countries including Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo.
The men hope to raise £150,000 for the charity Love 146.