Building Freedom

 
SIM Australia’s Girls off the Streets (GOTS) is now called Building Freedom Fund. GOTS projects focused on the rescue of women and girls who had experienced sexual abuse or trafficking in South Asia. We praise God for the care and compassion that has been given over many years. We know too that addressing core causes of vulnerability so people and communities are kept safe from exploitation before they face the horror of trafficking is vital. Our Building Freedom Fund will expand on the scope of projects seeking to prevent and protect individuals from experiencing human trafficking and exploitation through vocational training, education and holistic care. To find out more about this SIMaid Fund, visit www.sim.org.au/buildingfreedom.
 
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Donations to SIM's Building Freedom Fund contribute to the following tax-deductible priority projects:

Children's Uplift Program*

Bangladesh  learn more »

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Children's Uplift Program*

Bangladesh  Project code: 98336

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project gives shelter, counselling and health services in the city of Dhaka to girls, mothers and pregnant women who have been forced into sex slavery or at-risk due to poverty, homelessness or trafficking. The project also offers education and training so the women have an alternative livelihood. Training includes literacy classes, teaching in life skills, parenting and vocational skills in jewellery-making and sewing, as well as employment opportunities at a partner fair-trade business.

E3 Community Transformation*

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E3 Community Transformation*

West Timor  Project code: 90201

SIMaid  tax deductible project
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This project is taking a highly participative approach to meet the development needs of two marginalised communities in West Timor. Local leaders will be responsible for leading the development process in each village. They will receive training to implement community development activities such as providing access to safe drinking water, sanitation, nutrition and improved farming techniques.
Research needs of marginalised communities
Establish and train Community Development committees
Recruit and train volunteers in community development
This project is researching development opportunities in two marginalised communities in West Timor; it hopes to teach local leaders how to implement their own community programs for clean water, sanitation, nutrition and improved farming techniques.

*Gifts of $2 or more to SIMaid projects are tax-deductible and will receive a receipt. Should a project raise funds in excess of its target, we will apply it to similar projects where most needed.

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