How Education Fights Human Trafficking
Children disappear every day around the world. They are left to fend for themselves while their parents work long hours, Monday through Saturday. They have no one looking out for them. Abuse, sexual exploitation and kidnapping are the realities they face.
Daughters in the lower levels of society are seen as burdens by their fathers and male family members. This is due to the dowries parents must pay to the family of their future son-in-laws. Male family members are quick to sell the young girls to brothel agents because of their inability to provide an income.
People living in rural villages are struggling to survive. When men arrive promising to take their daughters to the city for school and to help them get jobs, families see no choice. Their daughters are never heard from again.
The programs that Rippled Purpose support provide a safe place for children while their parents are at work. Students are taught life skills that protect them from sexual exploitation, such as good touch and bad touch. Families are taught that girls do not have to be seen as burdens. Our teachers establish relationships with family members and communicate the benefits of education for their daughters.
Education provides an alternate path and eradicates the vulnerabilities that proliferate human trafficking.