At Homes of Hope, we work with the hearts and lives of girls and young women. The inner work that takes place is not easily measured. But there are aspects of our work that can be measured.
Here is a snapshot from the work we accomplished last year:
Homes of Hope conducted hard skill teaching and our various toolkit trainings/awareness within 12 hot spot communities throughout Fiji.
Within those 12 communities, 773 people were directly impacted from the work of HoH.
312 Early Childhood Teachers were trained with the HoH Thumb’s UP! Toolkit – designed to teach safe and unsafe touch to young children.
109 children were also directly trained with Thumbs UP!. Many of these children have gone on to teach the content to their peers.
30 girls/women lived on campus and were served through our various trainings and trauma-informed therapy interventions.
16 faith-based and non-government organizations who belong to the Civil Society Task Force to Combat Trafficking of Human Beings were trained and equipped with the HoH SETA (Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking Awareness) toolkit.
Homes of Hope also worked closely with the Ministry of Defense (now known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) to elevate Fiji on the U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report from Tier 2 Watch list up to Tier 2. This is a sizable achievement for the nation as negative consequences of dropping to Tier 3 would involve losing all non-humanitarian aid from the United States government.
Hopefully this has given you a glimpse into some of the work that we accomplished last year. What a year it was!!
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