Indonesia has the region's largest trafficking problem with an estimated 100,000 trafficking victims in the labor and the sex industry each year. To end the sexual exploitation of women and children, we must attack it on all fronts.
Project Freedom is focused on ending the sexual exploitation of women and children through prevention, intervention, rehabilitation & reintegration. We are seeing survivors become overcomers with the return of personal value and self-worth through freedom, healing and a transformed life.
Children are the most vulnerable to trafficking. An estimated 30,000 Indonesian children are victims of prostitution and trafficking each year. Sexual exploitation of children within their local communities can be often overlooked. Education and awareness help to prevent the trafficking of children and can help begin bring change within the communities.
Our Project Legacy Kid's Club programs are the first steps in prevention. Each week, our staff provide English and Indonesian language skills, tutoring for school subjects, fun games to play that help build character and team building skills and a provide a healthy snack. Life skills such as "good touch" vs. "bad touch", personal value and self-worth are also being taught.
Each week, our outreach teams go into the streets, brothels & night clubs delivering small gifts. The purpose of the outreach is to develop personal relationships with the women in hopes of building trust.
The safe house is more than just shelter and meeting basic needs. Valuable job skills such as English, sewing, jewelry making, baking, financial management and hospitality are all taught during the one year program. Ongoing counseling sessions are provided weekly. The goal is to journey with them as they become whole, experience freedom and prepare to reintegrate back into society.
Our relationship with the women never ends. We walk with them even after they have completed our program and have reintegrated back into society. It is through the realization of their own goals and dreams for their lives that some women seek professional employment, start their own businesses and/or reconnect with their families again.
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"I left my village with the promise of a good job. I was excited to travel and start my new job, but that excitement quickly faded when I realized I had been trafficked. My worst nightmare became reality.
I met Indonesia Aid Team, they helped me get into a safe place and gave me training and a solid job. I am free now and thriving."
People from all over the world are incarcerated in Bali, Indonesia. We build and grow relationships with inmates in conjunction with prison leadership in hopes of seeing lives experience lasting change at both Kerobokan & Bangli Narcotics prisons. We provide support through a sponsored monthly church service, meeting needs of the inmates within the rules of establishment, and providing an environment where inmates feel comfortable expressing themselves openly and honestly.
"I am a British national and I was incarcerated in Bali for four and a half years. My time inside was made so much easier thanks to the kind love and support I was given from the Indonesia Aid team. Some of the loveliest people I've ever met and can now call my friends for life. Going out of their way to assist me when I needed help and had no one else to turn to. And assisting my family and friends with prison visits and a whole lot more. All done with such genuine compassion and love. I am eternally grateful to the entire Indonesia Aid crew."