11.30.23 / Category: Impact - Grant Awards, Uncategorized

How We Work To Remove Barriers of Education – Volume 2, Episode 4: Hope for Justice

Check out the latest episode of the Circle of Sisterhood vlog! This month’s episode features one of our 2014 and 2015 grantees, Hope for Justice. Check out the video to learn more about how CofS has helped make an impact through grants in their Nashville, TN and Cambodia locations.

About Hope For Justice

Hope for Justice’s (formerly Transitions Global) mission is to restore young girls through the power of a dream. Hope for Justice provides comprehensive restorative aftercare for Cambodian girls rescued from sex trafficking. Each girl receives personalized care to heal her past and provide opportunities for her future. A girl who finds her home at Hope for Justice finds a new beginning. She finds hope, and with holistic trauma therapy, life skills and sustainable career training, she finds a dream for her future.

Hope for Justice was awarded $5,000 in 2014 to support the Shine Career School program, which provides a rigorous education curriculum in a trauma‐informed environment. In addition to core classes, girls receive vocational training opportunities, life skills training and enrichment classes, allowing them to explore their creativity while pursuing their dreams and, ultimately, helping them gain sustainable job skills. The Shine Career School tutoring program will supplement, extend and undergird what the girls learn in the public school system and help them become successful students, lifelong learners and high school graduates.

A second $5,000 grant to Hope for Justice (HfJ), awarded in October 2015, funded a teacher’s salary and two computers at HfJ’s newest program – the Lighthouse Assessment Center (LAC). LAC is a post-rescue emergency shelter that offers a safe, caring environment to welcome victims and provides a place where girls can receive the emotional, psychological, and medical care critically needed as a first step on the road to recovery. Referrals are welcomed from all provinces throughout Cambodia and each girl is housed up to eight weeks while important triage services are performed, along with stabilization to assist girls in transition into long-term care services. As many of the girls are removed from school during critical learning years, each one is assessed and placed in the appropriate learning environment. The teacher funded by this grant will teach the girls in Khmer and English literacy, art education and basic computer skills. Communicating effectively and utilizing technology are essential skills to be learned before girls choose their desired vocational training that will equip them to earn regular wages and never again be forced into an exploitative situation.

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American Himalayan Foundation

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Little Sisters Fund

Kathmandu, Nepal (2015, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023)

Remember Niger Coalition

Tahoua Region, Niger (2018, 2020, 2023)

Dental Care International

Multiple locations, Sri Lanka (2021)

Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation

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Caravan to Class

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Invisible Girl Project

Andhra Pradesh, India (2018)

Village Volunteers (Common Ground for Africa)

Kitale, Kenya (2015)

Great Commission Ministries

Mekelle, Ethiopia (2011)

Sambhali U.S.

Rajasthan, India (2023)

Foundation for Hope and Health in Haiti

Multiple locations, Haiti (2021, 2023)

Mali Health

Bamako, Mali (2022)

The Minga Foundation

Kamuli, Uganda (2020)

Students celebrate the help they receive from One School at a Time.

One School at a Time

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African Women Rising

Northern Region, Uganda (2018)

EGBOK Mission

Siem Reap, Cambodia (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)

Chicuchas Wasi

Cusco, Peru (2015)

Circle of Women

Oaxaca, Mexico (2011)