“Person not possession; child not commodity”
Human Trafficking is a first degree human rights violation. Today there are 29.8 million people enslaved globally. This number is only an approximation of reported cases. TCH's main focus is raising awareness. Through awareness comes prevention and the more people that are aware of the effects of modern slavery, the more we can enact change together.
“I won’t give up until the exploitation of all children has ended and all children have their rights… If we are to achieve true peace in this world, it shall have to begin with the children.”
- Craig Kielburger
The Connected Hearts focuses on children’s advocacy, prevention, empowerment and legislation reform that support ending factors that fuel abuse. Our work is centred on grassroots advocacy encouraging communities to rise above cultural and norms instead, value the importance of human consciousness especially the role of children in the society.
"We cannot all succeed if half of us are held back."
- Malala Yousafzai
The Connected Hearts focuses on empowering women to engage in economic activities in their communities. Women’s economic empowerment is vital for reducing poverty and achieving development objectives.
Our goals are to connect women with networks that can promote their economic aspirations. To encourage women to engage in social, political and economic leadership roles. To promote local innovations.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela
Education is the simplest form of helping prevention. With education comes knowledge and with knowledge comes awareness. TCH aims to develop well informed communities through best practice on issues of prevention of exploitation resulting from modern day slavery; a form of violence against women and children.
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
- Helen Keller
Building partnerships is the key to meeting community needs. We are reaching out to governments, corporations, learning
institutions, women organizations, youth-serving organizations, faith-based organizations and other agencies to join in our mission and become service sites.
Our aim is to:
Strengthen social capital in the community as trusting, respectful, and sustained relationships form across social spectrum that result in more effective problem solving approaches and in return a host of other benefits
Work together to enact change that would be difficult to accomplish alone
Ensure that the contribution of beneficiaries are heard as we progress
Offer opportunities for everyone to learn from each other and share skills and resources
Ensure that the efforts of all the stakeholders become more grounded in community realities and relationships.