After several months of another strict lockdown in Manila, public schools are getting ready once again for class module distribution. This allows us to reach out to more students despite schools being closed.
Recently, we were able to distribute OSAEC (online sexual abuse and exploitation of children) information booklets to 520 elementary school students through Honor 1000’s partnership with a public school located in one of the identified high risk areas in Metro Manila.
The team also conducts random monitoring activities wherein they visit houses of parents and kids who received the booklets to check if they are working on the materials, as well as discuss any questions they might have.
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Microfinance Women and Staff Supporting Each Other
Because of the pandemic, most of the Philippines has been placed on lockdown since last year. This has challenged our program to adapt and comply with the health protocols that each municipality has set. We are grateful to have a dedicated team who diligently visits each area and client.
As young as 9 years old, Elaine (name changed for privacy) was pimped by her mom to customers along the street, and at 10 years old, Elaine started working in bars. She was finally rescued a year after and is now safe in shelter.
The journey to sustainability varies for each of the client moms of Honor 1000's Microfinance Program. There are various factors and conditions contributing to this, but one thing remains unchanged and that is the support provided to these moms.
The fight against OSAEC (online sexual abuse and exploitation of children) and human trafficking may be complex and long. But the increased involvement of leaders and advocates encourages us to continue pushing forward.