This year presented us with successes and challenges that required us to grow in new ways as we faced a global pandemic and the devastating loss of our beloved Program Director, Miriam Enyaga.
We focused on keeping our Empowerment Program participants and staff, safe and connected. Fundraising and volunteer development, were greatly affected.
And like so many - we pivoted...
- Provided remote services at the Centre for counseling.
- Provided small covid safe group crafts training on, which helped our young survivors earn some money during shutdown.
- Reopened in September, with 12 of the 20 participants. They completed the course work, internships and graduated on April 3, 2021.
- Staff and board members stepped up through their grief and remained flexible and creative to accommodate the constant changes.
- Started a new class in February 2021.
We are so thankful to our donors to have had the resources to keep operating.
And now, we still need your help.
Normally, our policy is to raise funds early in the current year, for the following year, and to keep six months of operating costs in restricted funds for emergency use. Live fundraising events were not possible.
This year, while we rebuild our volunteer base, we need to rely on you, to support our mission, with your online donations.
Help vulnerable young women like Josephine become self sufficient.
You came through and helped us start a new class of 20 this February.
Will you help us start another class of 20 survivors of sex exploitation transform their lives?