Help end modern day slavery.
There are more than 20,000,000 people enslaved in the brickyards of North Africa, Middle East, & Asia –
almost half of them children.
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It costs an average of $100 to free a person from
slavery. 90% funds liberation programs.
Right now more then ten million children are hand-making bricks in devastating conditions to pay off ever-increasing family debts – and they have been since they were 6 years old. The brickyard owners use a system of housing debt and substandard pay to enslave whole families for generations, creating a cycle nearly impossible to escape from.
PEOPLE ARE ENSLAVED IN THE BRICKYARDS OF THE MIDDLE EAST & ASIA
Whole families have been enslaved for generations due to the vicious cycle of debt and poverty
IS THE AVERAGE DAILY WAGE IN THE BRICKYARDS.
Brickyard owners charge families more for housing than they pay them in wages, effectively ensuring they never leave the brickyard
OF WORKING CHILDREN HAVE NEVER BEEN TO SCHOOL
Without an education, children have no chance to find opportunity outside the brickyards
How do we Free all People?
Support for education programs helps fund:
-Salaries for primary and trade school teachers
-Primary school supplies and uniforms
-Trade school equipment and supplies
-Safe learning facilities
We are actively opening new primary schools as frequently as possible within the brickyards to provide access to education for as many children as possible. Our schools offer a K-5th grade public school education that focuses on reading and writing. With each school we open we have new opportunities to reach more families, educate more kids, and employ new teachers.
Trade schools provide the opportunity for us to empower women in the brickyard communities to help provide for their families in a new way. By learning a trade, they are set up to begin a sustainable business to provide for their family’s future outside the brickyards.
Inspire and activate hope for the future through education and training
Support for liberation programs helps fund:
-Housing and meals for families at restoration homes
-Education and skills training for restoration home residents
-Medical care for families in immediate need
-Legal help for victims of violence, trafficking, and other human rights violations
The goal of our restoration homes is restoration for the whole family unit. During their stay, we provide families with shelter, food, clothing, and training so they can become self-supporting. After their stay with us, we help relocate them to their own homes and establish them in a job. We continue to support these families with regular check-ins from our staff after they leave the restoration home.
In our work, we encounter illness, lack of nutrition, human trafficking, abuse, religious persecution, kidnapping, and many other problems that require an immediate response. Part of our mission is not only to create an end to the systems that keep people enslaved, but also to provide legal aid to those in need.
Pay off an individual or family’s debt to free them from the brickyards
Support for investment programs helps fund:
-Creation of humane brick making systems
We aim to invest in good people and good methods to ensure brickyards are run in a way that is beneficial to the brickyard owners and their employees, without the use of inhumane labor practices.
Invest a more efficient, profitable way of making bricks
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."
- Nelson Mandela
Join us in this mission by
ADULT EDUCATION & TRADE SKILLS TRAINING
By receiving Adult Education and learning a trade, brick kiln workers are set up to begin a sustainable business to provide for their family’s future outside the brickyards.