The Freedom Project focusses on addressing the issues of human trafficking and modern slavery.
We work in several international locations (see other projects) as well as work in Australia to educate and mobilise the community to engage with issues of injustice and trafficking.
In Myanmar, our work focuses on child soldiers.
We are investing in providing education across various communities that are vulnerable to children being trafficked into rebel armies. Part of our approach is also to negotiate with militants so we can provide opportunities for some child soldiers to be released into our schools. This provides them with education that they would otherwise miss out on, and reduces the risk of them returning to fight.
Our education program is holistic focusing on literacy and basic education standards, as well as trauma support, health and wellbeing, life skills, and vocational training.