A Bright Light In A Dark Place

After a successful meeting with the directors of We-Care.com, we received a $10,000 grant to build a small, non-formal education center in the isolated red light district of Mau. Once completed, the center will truly be a light in a dark place. The vocational training center will serve as a place in the community where both rescued women and children of sex workers can come to receive non-formal education in computer training, sewing, fashion design, and cosmetology. It will also serve as a community center providing access to resources like counseling and support groups. A similar model in Varanasi, India, just 75 miles from Mau, has helped to create the first child-free red light district in India. The center will be completed in the coming months.