posted by Community Admin on Dec 06, 2013
My name is Joe Halsey. I am a 21 year old senior at Nyack College and for the past 3 months I have been an intern with Love146 in Cambodia. My time here started at the end of August 2013 and I will be headed home in early December 2013. I am from the United States and being that this is my first time working in an Asian context there have been some inevitable difficulties, however, the experience overall has been fantastic.
The type of project itself is an absolutely incredible opportunity. My team and I have done some research that is essential in the fight against human trafficking and will hopefully lead to more research in the area of demand. By the time we are finished with the internship, having the report written and everything finalized, my team and I will be published. This opens up a lot of doors in the area of graduate school as well as other work of this nature with other organizations.
Also, more than just the work, the people that I have met are some of the most amazing individuals that I am likely to meet in a long time. My fellow interns are all very qualified, intelligent people who are also incredibly fun to be around. Taking 4 people from 3 different countries and throwing them together as a team can be risky, but I have been extremely fortunate in that we have all clicked and actually enjoy the time we spend together. We have made it a point to do other enjoyable activities outside of work together as friends, not simply colleagues. My boss, Dr. Glenn Miles, is absolutely incredible. He is inspiring and a visionary. I have learned a great deal simply from watching him as he works and through talking with him.
To wrap things up, my time as a Love146 intern has been fantastic. However, do not be mistaken, this is not a vacation. There have been times when we have been up at 2 in the morning trying to finalize a presentation we have the next day to a group of rather intimidating individuals. There were certain times after interviews that I was disheartened and overwhelmed. This is often very difficult and exhausting work, physically and emotionally. In the end, however, I am better for it. But all things considered, the autonomy I’ve been allowed, the project I’ve worked on, and the people I’ve worked with have all come together to make this some of the best 3 months I have ever had.
Some of our most dedicated supporters, the members of the Long Island Task Force are passionate about growing the Abolition movement, and are out speaking to schools, churches, and just about anyone who'll listen about Love146.
This week, the few of us from the Love146 team in New Haven took a trip across the Long Island sound to meet up with this awesome Task Force.
For two hours, we exchanged public speaking tips, went over the latest news regarding Love146 programs, and talked about the philosophy behind how Love146 communicates.
We left encouraged by the dedication of the Long Island Task Force, and excited to see how the Abolition movement continues to grow!
Interested in being a part of our next Speaker Training?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you work in the same office building as the Love146 Texas crew, you would by now be used to folks trudging up to suite 292 with furniture, plants, bookshelves, t-shirts and even the occasional piece of antique furniture. This past Tuesday, however, would have provided a new sight. A group of giggling and bounding young ladies climbed the stairs with arms full of holiday decorations. Over the next few hours, they transformed the Love146 Texas office into a Winter Wonderland, full of warmth and joy.
They had spent a month preparing for this day – crafting home-made decorations for our huge Christmas tree by hand, carefully creating paper chain after paper chain, finger knitting bunting, saving cardboard cutouts from their cupcake business, sewing pillows and wrapping empty boxes in brown paper.
We cannot say a big enough thank you to the homeschool girls and moms of Salem Lutheran Church in Tomball for bringing the Christmas Spirit to our office a bit early, but oh so welcome, this year! Every day we have looked around us at the evidence that passionate, selfless young people are growing up to give their time and talents to the work of Abolition. Thank you for that gift!!
Walk Free has released the first edition of the Global Slavery Index!
It is the first Index of its kind – providing an estimate, country by country, of the number of people living in modern slavery today.
Each year, Walk Free's Global Slavery Index will produce the most detailed global picture of the numbers of enslaved people available. The Index will also identify factors that shed light on the risk of modern slavery in each country and examine the strength of government responses in tackling this issue.
Download the index: www.globalslaveryindex.org/
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