HOPE FOR JUSTICE
HfJ exists to bring an end to modern slavery by working on the frontlines preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.
Our project is successfully supporting 60 highly vulnerable girls (14-24 years of age) who are currently living in slum communities in Kampala. These girls are out of school and trapped in exploitative situations such as forced labour, domestic servitude or commercial sex work (csw).
The girls will receive critical services, including training in life skills and vocational skills to prepare them to move into safe employment and independent living.
We empower these girls to address the barriers to employment and to live sustainable lives by providing apprenticeship opportunities in tailoring, hair dressing, food preparation, hotel house-keeping or other vocations, depending on their interest. On completion of the apprenticeship, the girls will be given the start-up tools and materials to launch their trade or business. They will continue to receive follow-up support and care, as they navigate the early period of working and business life. Through this project, the girls will achieve financial independence and have skills that enable them to live independent lives, as well as contributing to their household income and the economy of their communities.
HfJ recognises that rescue is not an event, it is a process.