Until the great mass of people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other's welfare, social justice can never be attained.
The greatest contributor to hope for children growing up in the brickyards is education. If they can learn, they can expand their imaginations for their futures to go beyond what they and most often the generations before them have known. That’s why we are passionate about providing accessible education to the children who live in the brickyards. Qualified teachers are hired to teach the children from the public school curriculum, giving them the knowledge they need to be able to make real choices for their futures.
For women in brickyard communities, opportunities for earning an income outside the brickyards are difficult to come by. Through our trade schools, we hope to change that reality and empower these women to provide for themselves, their families, and their communities in new ways.
Our Restoration homes are giving women who are at risk and their families access to safety, resources, and education to empower them to choose their own future. Many women we encounter in the brickyards are at extreme risk of being abducted, trafficked, and/or forced into marriage against their will. Restoration Homes provide an interim place for them to recover, heal and learn. They are homes of hope and action.
As we do our work toward ending brickyard slavery, we are faced with many challenges and obstacles that arise. 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 immediate legal aid to those in need. We not only care for their future, we care for their present.
We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to make the brickyards in Pakistan profitable without relying on human slavery for production. 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.