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An estimated 1,000 girls a month are trafficked across the borders of Nepal into India and Tibet. Lured with the promise of a job, they often are drugged and put on a bus, only to awaken and find they have been sold to a brothel.
Since the deadly earthquake in April 2015, human trafficking has worsened in Nepal, as people migrate to find food, shelter, and jobs. Traffickers use this chaos to recruit people and to prey on the desperate, with some people even selling their own family.
Free for Life International, in partnership with Peace Rehabilitation Center (PRC) in Nepal, is on the front lines of the human trafficking battle through the monitoring of the Nepalese Krishnanagar and Kodari border stations. At these stations, Free for Life ensures that travel documents are in order before border crossing is permitted. In addition, counseling desks are set up to educate young women on human trafficking.
Since opening in 2010, Free for Life’s border monitoring stations have rescued 975 young girls from human trafficking, and 73 traffickers have been arrested. The rescued girls then received support, shelter, and services through PRC’s shelters in Nepal.
In 2016 alone, Free for Life and PRC rescued 149 women and girls from trafficking in Nepal; opened a new training center for trafficking survivors in Nepal; and completed their first raid of an Indian brothel, rescuing 11 girls and arresting 2 high profile traffickers. With a grant from the Retail Orphan Initiative – made possible by AML’s sponsorship of SuperSaturday – Free for Life will be able to expand its anti-trafficking programs globally. By partnering with RetailROI and Free for Life International, AML has joined the battle against human trafficking and continues these organizations’ efforts to eliminate modern-day slavery.Link to PDF
AML was a proud sponsor of the 15th Annual Make a Difference Golf Tournament. This event is organized each year by Genesco Inc. as a way to give back to the communities where they and their employees work and live. The Make a Difference Golf Tournament was held to help raise money for the United Way of Middle Tennessee. The event raised almost $500,000 with proceeds benefitting the community. We are happy to be a part of this event and to make a difference! I’ll send over the Robotics one shortly. I can’t find anything on Michael’s so it must have been a sales meeting or something.
AML recently donated funds to help the Martin’s Mill ISD Robotics team. Despite being a small school, Martin’s Mill ISD manages to have the most successful robotics competition UIL program in the state of Texas. The students are required to design & machine parts on CAD software, build the robots, and prepare a technical binder on how the robot was designed and built. AML knows how important STEM activities are and we were happy to contribute to this cause. We are very proud of all the students who participated in this program.
RetailROI is sponsoring an event called March Gladness and AML is proud to participate in this event. March Gladness is raising funds for CTRL ALT DEL Poverty. This charity helps open doors to schools and orphan homes all over the world, offering educational assistance and opportunities. Every year, millions of people participate in March Madness brackets, but now RetailROI is giving this event a purpose. Proceeds from March Gladness will provide computer labs so that over 1,000 students to have access to a first world education. CTRL ALT DEL Poverty provides computer labs and internet education content in a self-contained environment where power and internet access is limited.