What does this project aim to achieve?
Operation Child Rescue has two main components: anti-trafficking and baby rescue.
The exploitation of children in the many types of trafficking (which includes child labor, prostitution, pornography, begging, mafia controlled begging and drug peddling, and organ transplants) is on a scale that is hard to comprehend. Estimations indicate that more than 1.2 million children in India are caught up in human trafficking as child prostitutes alone in India.
Child Impact partners with a Christian organization in India that works in close cooperation with police and the government to rescue children. The Anti-Human Trafficking Project has three main phases of operation: Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Prevention. The project works with local authorities in the rescue of trafficked and exploited women and children, it provides the aftercare, counseling, and training as well as working with the local communities and rural at-risk communities to prevent women and children from being trafficked.
Rescuing women and children from slavery is paramount. However, the rehabilitative care provided by the government is inadequate. With the full support of the government, Child Impact is seeking to expand its involvement in intervention and aftercare provision.
As part of its Operation Child rescue program, Child Impact has partnered with the Ashram Trust, an Adventist run orphanage and child adoption center in Hosur, India.
The rescue center’s key roles are to save the lives of the rejected babies and provide them adoption in India or place them in a safe, home environment in an orphanage.
Officials continue to bring abandoned babies and orphaned children to Ashram almost on a weekly basis. The black market for selling children is real and active. The Ashram Trust undertakes rigorous checks to make sure homes in which it places the children are safe, happy, and healthy. For those who are not adopted, an orphanage becomes their home. Many from the orphanage go to Adventist schools and colleges.
To learn more and read stories of some of the children, please click here: New Life for Abandoned Babies
Or watch a 3ABN interview with Anita talking about children rescued from child labor, beggary, and trafficking, please click here: 3ABN Operation Child Rescue Interview
What can you do to help?
Prayerfully consider a gift to Operation Child Rescue.