The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking is getting a lot of love from organizations all over the world that are anxiously awaiting copies of the B2F wordless book and curriculum.
Each week I get another email from a person or group somewhere on the planet telling me about the child trafficking situation around them and asking for copies of the B2F materials to help warn their kids:
"Do you have an idea when the wordless booklet for your awareness program will be available? It looks fantastic! We could use it for our child work in Eastern Europe."
"I am working with Tswane Childcare in Pretoria and would like to know how can we get the wordless book to distribute and use with the kids. I would like to be part of your team here in South Africa."
"Before most children in northern Ghana reach 12 years old, they are trafficked to border countries and southern Ghana to engage in hard labour and sexual exploitation either by their traffickers or their new supposed 'families.' I will be very pleased to know which ways your foundation may collaborate with us to help these victims and how to end child trafficking."
Brownsville, Texas, USA:
"I'm a student and staff member at the University of Brownsville at Texas. I fight to bring awareness to college students on human trafficking. I also work with children in the poorest area of Brownsville. (Brownsville is the poorest city in the United States.) I'm interested in the children's book Born to Fly. How may I purchase a copy?"
"Add me to the list of people waiting 'not-too-patiently' for access to the materials! I hope we will be able to use this with a number of our anti-slavery teams around the world."
Chicago, Illinois, USA:
"Do you have training for young North American girls to protect themselves from being trafficked?"
"Our anti-trafficking organization has been granted access to every high school in our region and also recently had meetings with a number of governors and mayors on this topic. We were in the process of beginning to design a curriculum for this when M. told us about you and the amazing work you have already done. If there is any way we could utilize your work, we would like to."
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA:
"We have 2 more trips planned for Haiti this year and one for the Dominican Republic. We're looking forward to making your book be a staple as a learning tool in every country and continent we go to from now on."
"I would like the B2F materials for our awareness programs in Bulgaria, especially for children's summer camp. We already have a dedicated retired high school teacher there who is teaching in villages and towns. So we are ready for action and doing what we can do against the epidemic of trafficking of children. Please let me know when the B2F materials are ready for distribution."
We also have strategic invitations and opportunities to get these materials into not only the countries listed above, but also Iran, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Israel, South Korea, Ethiopia, Colombia, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Moldova, Germany, and other places that are asking us for them.
We've spent 5 years developing these life-saving anti-trafficking materials. There's nothing like them anywhere in the world. Imagine the impact when we start distributing them all over the world
Our goal is to reach kids before the traffickers do--and we're about to do that!
Test in Dominican Republic nearly complete
Meanwhile we're anxiously awaiting word from the teachers in the Dominican Republic who are testing the Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking. The 6-week test should be just about finished and as soon as we get feedback from the teachers and kids, I'll let you know.
Thank you as always for standing with us through your encouragement, prayers, and support. On this Valentine's Day (and always), I'm very grateful for the love you've shown Born to Fly!