There are an estimated 45.8 million people currently enslaved* in the world today and two million children will be sold into the sex trade in the next year**.
PROJECT FUTURES, a Sydney-based not for profit, raises funds and awareness to support projects on the ground in the Asia Pacific that work to prevent human trafficking and exploitation from happening at all, but also support and empower survivors, and those at risk, of this horrific crime.
One of the ways PROJECT FUTURES raises funds for these projects is by facilitating international challenges to travel for purpose.
So, in August 2017, a team of inspirational PROJECT FUTURES advocates will travel to Spain to walk the Camino de Santiago. The team will embark on the adventure of a lifetime to raise money to end human trafficking and exploitation.
This team of changemakers will experience the most picturesque and poignant sections of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Participants will walk scenic country roads and fascinating forest tracks, crossing glorious old villages and unique cities born from the Camino trail. There really is no better way to enjoy Spain's rich legacy of history, culture, food and art than to experience the Camino with this wicked group.
More insight on the trip, including day-to-day itinerary, can be found here.
Each participant has a fundraising target of $2,500. Every dollar of the total raised by the team will be donated to our project partners who work on the ground to transform and restore the lives of those affected by human trafficking and exploitation.
No person should belong to another. Help PROJECT FUTURES on our mission to create an empowered world where each person has the capacity to create change and the freedom to choose their own path in life.
Please contact [email protected] for more information on PROJECT FUTURES, our cause or this challenge.
*Source: Global Slavery Index, Walk Free, ** Source: UNICEF