"We know what you're doing and
we're not going to let you have our children!"
Imagine a group of women going door-to-door inviting their neighbors to a community gathering to stop child trafficking.
That's exactly what happened last week in the Dominican Republic. A group of brave women who are passionate about stopping the child trafficking that's happening all around them took the lead in inviting people to the 1st-ever Born2Fly community rally.
It's all in preparation for the 6-week B2F campaign to educate kids, teens, parents, and the entire community about how to stand up to traffickers. What a great way for these brave women to serve notice to the traffickers that their time is up.
Words I've longed to say for 5 years:
Last week they translated some of the B2F materials into Spanish and trained the leaders who'll teach the teenagers and younger kids. Today the actual training begins--after 5 years of working on this project!
Here's more from one of the coordinators:
We'll start with two groups of older kids (one an after-school boys' group and the other a typing class for girls who also do an outside study project together and then practice their typing about it) and the women's group who will promote the B2F Project in the community.
The women are very excited about getting their hands on the B2F anti-trafficking materials so they can reinforce this information with their children and neighbors.
The B2F Project will get started in an area on the edge of Santo Domingo, the capital city, in 2 towns called Cielo and Nazarete.
The plans are to extend the women's group campaign into Los Alcarrizos, a larger city just a few kilometers to the west where many of these families have relatives. Several of the women are already concerned about Los Alcarrizos. There is quite a large prostitution circle there [which means girls and women are being trafficked].
When some of the leaders are well trained in B2F in the smaller settings, I'd like to see them teach it in Los Alcarrizos and also among the street kids who live in the garbage dumps and under the bridges inside Santo Domingo.
What a great need for these strategic materials!
Once we complete the test program in the Dominican Republic, we'll make necessary adjustments and send The B2F Project to groups all over the world who've heard about what we've written and are not-too-patiently waiting for copies of everything.
You've made this success story possible through your donations, prayers, and words of encouragement. Thank you for helping us keep thousands of kids, teens, and even adults from the dark world of trafficking simply by reaching them before the traffickers do.
Want to see a sample of the entire B2F Project, including the cover of the wordless book? Just click here.