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TRAFFICKING PREVENTION ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

TESTIMONIALS

JOIN US! “We are grateful for the scholarship… sometimes we are so short on money that when our daughter asks for something as simple as a pencil, we have to wait several days before we have enough money to buy it.” — Scholarship recipient’s parent

"The scholarship has given me a chance to continue school and have a stable job in the future. I hope to become a teacher.” — Scholarship recipient "PALS’ Family Day...is the first and only time I've heard about the dangers of trafficking.” — Scholarship recipient’s parent “This scholarship is a motivation for me to focus in school. I wish to become a doctor to help poor families like mine…” — Scholarship recipient

A life-changing scholarship Thuy* was a ten-year old orphan who lived in a dilapidated shack, with no walls, that tilted at a 45-degree angle. Under its sagging leaf roof, lived one adult and five children: Thuy and her older brother An who is mentally disabled, their aunt and her small son, and two other orphaned cousins. The aunt’s husband had abandoned her and their child, claiming that he did not want to shoulder the heavy load of orphaned relatives. Thuy’s aunt couldn’t earn enough to cover food and medical care for the entire family so Thuy and her two male young cousins also became wage earners: the boys carried bricks on construction sites, while Thuy sold lottery tickets, spun silk threads, and labored in the fields. There was no time left over to attend school. PALS provided Thuy with an academic scholarship to stay in school and safe from traffickers, a scholarship for her aunt's son and a small stipend for the family. Six years later, Thuy has successfully finished 9th grade, and is eagerly looking forward to starting vocational training so that she can have a stable career to help provide for her family. (*) Names have been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals. Pacific Links Foundation is a US-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Pacific Links Foundation ©2016

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$275

per year per student for school tuition & fees, supplies, books, uniform, and health insurance

$90 provides a bicycle for a student to commute to school

$75 sponsors a student to attend 4-day Summer Camp By Credit Card—Online www.pacificlinks.org/donate

By Check—Mail Pacific Links Foundation Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 534 Valley Way Milpitas, CA 95035

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