I would like to share my platform with you today, Human Trafficking. Human trafficking is a modern day form of slavery that does not have any place in today’s world. This is a cause that really means a lot to me, and I have been spreading awareness about this cause for many years. In my spare time I make and sell crafts and donate the proceeds to non-profit organizations that work toward eradicating this terrible crime, as well as helping victims and survivors by providing them with the necessary resources and support that they need.
Two organizations that I like to support include Polaris-Project.org. This organization is based in the United States and provides a lot of great information about this cause along with ways to educate as well as help.
Another organization I like to support is urban-light.org. This organization is based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Their mission is to, “PROTECT boys and young men by meeting their core needs and EMPOWER them through education, training, and counseling—all to give them FREEDOM to choose a life beyond exploitation.”
One great educational resource on the topic is endinghumantrafficking.org. There are informational podcasts provided in English and Spanish.
Sometimes, the best thing we can do to help others is to educate ourselves. Knowledge is power. There is also a lot of power in inspiration, and when you share what matters to you with others, they may in turn feel inspired to give back.
Thank you very much for allowing me to share this with you today. Have a wonderful weekend!
Cherie Poolsiri, Ms. American Coronet