2021 - A Year End Review

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INDIA

2021

A Year End

Review


 They say pictures can convey a thousand words. As you have already noticed, the cover picture is a recent picture of me – a girl who can now smile, has hope and is chasing after her dreams. This picture is of the day when I first came to YouCanFreeUs. I was scared, wounded deeply because of my past, and unsure about my future. But my life has been transformed.

NANDA

I will never be the same again.


Greetings, I was so excited when the leadership team of YouCanFreeUs asked me to write on behalf of the beneficiaries to you, as donors, who have had a significant part in our journey towards healing. On behalf of YouCanFreeUs and the beneficiaries, I am honoured to share the development and progress that has taken place throughout this year. We began 2021 learning ballet. In our life skills training, we were educated on many things, including genetics, hygiene, anger management, and play therapy. There was a lot of emphasis on nutrition and health topics, and we had exposure visits to healthcare resource centres. We changed our diet to include immunity-boosting products. All of the beneficiaries and the staff were vaccinated for Covid-19. I saw a breakthrough for some of my friends as they got their government proof of identity this year. Until this happened, we had no legal identity. Many of us opened our bank accounts for the first time – a big step towards our financial independence. It was thrilling to see some of my friends get job opportunities in real estate, retail management, and beauty salons. Some of my friends exited the program and even got married. Our program saw a boost in art and creativity, with sessions focused on making products like masks, belts from waste materials, organic candles, macramé keychains, earrings, and a new project of luxury scarves and pocket squares for our donors. We became more independent and learned to take on more leadership roles in the safehouses and training centre. As we continue this journey, we would like to thank all of the people involved with YouCanFreeUs. You made it a great year for us with your contributions and help. We are ever grateful and hope you will continue supporting us. From a life that has been changed forever,

nanda


BRING

GOOD NEWS

TO THE AFFLICTED, BIND UP THE

BROKENHEARTED, AND PROCLAIM

LIBERTY

TO CAPTIVES AND

FREEDOM TO PRISONERS.


A WORLD WITHOUT

SLAVERY

WHERE EVERY HUMAN IS ENTITLED TO

FREEDOM & DIGNITY


















OUR SOCIAL IMPACT IN NUMBERS 

Jan 2021 - Nov 2021

(Our year-end numbers will be updated on our website)

Rescues/New Admissions:

10 Girls

43

Children Residential Care Provided:

total: 53

43 Girls Who Got Married:

08

Current Beneficiaries:

17

Girls Exits From Program:

16 Girls

total: 20

04

Children

02

Children total: 19


OUR SOCIAL IMPACT IN NUMBERS 

Jan 2021 - Nov 2021

(Our year-end numbers will be updated on our website)

Girls Reintegrated Into Family:

12

Children in Boarding School:

05 Girls

03 Boys

Community Services Provided in Red-Light Districts

1200

Support After Exit:

15

Girls Anti Child Labour Services (Post Rescue)

41

08

Children total: 23


Training & Education Education Board Test Results:

03 02 02 10th

12th

Undergraduate

total: 7 girls passed New Enrollment:

06 02 02 10th

11th

12th

total: 10 new enrollment Life Skills Training, Vocational Training, Computer, Literacy, Spoken English, Art Therapy

32 Job Placements:

11


41 MILLION

PEOPLE ARE IN

SLAVERY


OUR incredible staff team in india

50,084 Staff Hours in 2021


The pain of suffering is the most  profound and intimate experience of life for our girls in their darkest days. The secret of their endurance in overcoming all odds is to understand that their pain is temporary, but the reward is lifelong as they come back stronger. There are more to be rescued who are crushed in the net of human trafficking, and there is always a way out through each one of us.

dr. sheethal j. kalanjali youcanfreeus india, ceo


2021 - 2022 NEW INITIATIVES


CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE We are excited to announce the launch of a child development centre in the Bhiwandi area, on the outskirts of Mumbai. This will be an extension of our anti child labour work. Covid has pushed millions into poverty; children have not had access to continued education for 18 months because of the digital divide. As schools are opening, the horrible trend is that children are missing, as parents have pushed them into child labour or even sold them into sex trafficking.

The area we have targeted has one of the highest numbers of victims of child labour. Children are forced to work in unsanitary and dangerous conditions for 14 hours a day. We are setting up a state-of-the-art, childfriendly centre where they will receive an education, mentoring, nutritious meals, and life skills to one day enter the workforce with an employable skill.





KOLKATA LAUNCH


KOLKATA LAUNCH

We are launching a safe house for rescuing and rehabilitating victims of sex trafficking.

THIS CITY HAS THE LARGEST RED-LIGHT DISTRICT IN THE WORLD. POPULATION OF KOLKATA

AREA OF KOLKATA

15 MILLION

79.57 SQ MILES

POPULATION OF NEW YORK CITY

AREA OF NEW YORK CITY

8.5 MILLION 302.6 SQ MILES


meet

rupa das Rupa has been working with YouCanFreeUs in Mumbai as our Aftercare Coordinator for the last six years. With her empathetic work culture, she is a fantastic leader who has played a big part in our success in Mumbai. She is now moving to Kolkata to set up our operations there.


NONE OF THIS WOULD BE

POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE FAITHFUL

SUPPORT OF OUR DONORS.

THANK YOU!


Please consider a year-end gift to YouCanFreeUs to help launch Udaan Child Development Centre, Kolkata Rescue Operations, and our Rescue and Rehabilitation Work in Mumbai. We are also seeking funds to digitise Libertas – our prevention curriculum for youth across the world. You can donate online: www.youcanfreeusindia.org

OUR ENTIRE TEAM FROM AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING OUR BENEFICIARIES, STAFF AND BOARD WISH YOU A BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!

SUJO JOHN


MODERN SLAVERY IS A

TRAVESTY.

LET’S STOP THIS TOGETHER.



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