SHINING LIGHT IN DARK PLACES.
PROJECT: THE CAMBODIA INITIATIVE
Partner: Agape International Missions
We had no plans on our radar to go to Cambodia. However, much like many of our projects begin, a story was brought to us about deep human suffering and injustice of thousands of children trapped. The story connected with us on such a deep level that we quickly acted, aligning strategically with two significant partners to do something.
Agape International Missions (A.I.M.) and 3Strands seek to rescue these children, prosecute the offenders, rehabilitate the children, reintegrate them into society by empowering them with job skills, and ultimately establish prevention for generations to come.
Children to be cared for at the newly constructed school
Children under 15 being trafficked
Children rescued since started in 2005
Future PlansIn 2019, A.I.M. will open a new school that will accommodate 1,500 Cambodian children...children that would otherwise be susceptible to being forced into the sex trafficking industry in some capacity. The Premier Foundation will be funding the school’s art teacher and curriculum. The art program will be therapeutic for many of the children and a chance for others to imagine and dream beyond the difficult life that their young eyes have witnessed.
"Our goal is to defeat child sex trafficking. We will fight until we're victorious. We need as many soldiers as we can get."
- Don Brewster, Founder / Executive Director - Agape International Missions