Hello! I’m Emma. I’m 27, an art therapist and a support worker for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking, here in the UK.
Throughout the various jobs I have held and degrees I have studied, working with survivors of modern slavery has been my focus. I have sought to become equipped to offer something useful to this client group, and most recently have been offered an incredible opportunity to work with an organisation called International Justice Mission, in South Asia for 1 year in their Aftercare team.
This is a natural and pivotal step for me to understand further how slavery can indeed be abolished.
International Justice Mission (IJM) is one of the loudest global voices advocating for the end of slavery today. Aiming to abolish slavery and exploitation of impoverished persons across the world, IJM carry a fierce determination to see this happen matched with a belief and understanding that it really is possible. Their approach is simple and extraordinarily effective (see below). Founded in the USA in 1997, IJM now operates 17 field offices in 10 countries where economic poverty is rife, law enforcement scarce and the most vulnerable often exploited.
However, as a volunteer it means I need to fund everything myself! My international & internal flights, visas, accommodation, insurance, food and living expenses. I need to raise £15,000 by this Christmas (2018)! It's a huge sum of money, but I know that I have friends with generous hearts and will want to be part of seeing people freed from the misery and suffering of human trafficking.
You can give a one-off gifts through this crowdfunding page, but also setting up a Standing Order will really help me financially plan my day-to-day living expenses. If you would like to support by SO, please contact me with the following information at email@example.com
-- Start & end date of SO. (I will be working January 2019 - January 2020)
-- The amount you wish to offer
-- The frequency of SO
Want to find out more about IJM?
Check out their website www.ijmuk.org/ and read one of their latest rescue stories: