Abolishing Child Trafficking
From the Inside-Out
ACT believes in abolishing child slavery and advocating for children and communities. We take an “Inside-Out” approach to reach this goal.
Often organizations and individuals with the greatest of intentions and generous hearts try and help those in need. They take what works in their own outside culture and insert it into the community that they are helping. In the end, that model can disempower the people and leaving a bigger mess than they started with. There are many examples of communities that become dependent on outside help. Without a deep understanding of the culture and the multitude of (extreme?) Intricacies, it is difficult to come up with a lasting, and empowering solution. It often ends up that many dollars are wasted and donors are disappointed.
ACT doesn’t come up with solutions to solve the human child trafficking problem from an outsiders perspective looking in on the problem. We seek out individuals that are already working on solutions to human trafficking within their own communities and champion and support the program they have in place. We bridge the gap between where they are and what they want to develop, taking care at each step to make sure each “thing” put in place is their idea and done in a sustainable and truly creating change.... way that fits their culture. We find individuals that are already doing something on their own accord, with their own resources. That way we know their heart is in it for the right reasons, and they have an understanding of the culture and how to shift the mindset of the people. It is more sustainable, because they are trusted and passionate pillars of the community with a fire burning inside of them to make a difference in the lives of children.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
It is our mission to abolish child trafficking by rescuing one at a time, one child at a time, one community at a time and one country at a time.
This will be accomplished through four distinct areas of focus: Prevention, Awareness, Rescue and Rehabilitation.
There are over 2 million children that are being trafficked in the world today in an industry that generates over $30 billion dollars a year and is growing. With numbers like these it is very easy to feel overwhelmed to the point of feeling that one can't make a difference. This is why we take an "Inside-Out" philosophy to abolish human trafficking. We believe this is the most far reaching approach to abolish human trafficking.