BENEFITING: EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE INC
EVENT: Youth Empowered Action Camp
EVENT DATE: Jul 14, 2013
Gina Orlandi wrote -
Currently there are over 27 million victims of human trafficking all around the world. Many people are falsely under the impression that slavery is only a topic for history books, but there are actually more people in slavery today than there were during the entire transatlantic slave trade. With the knowledge that this horrific act is still taking place all over the world, I cannot bear to imagine
sitting on the sidelines ignoring the problem while human beings just
like me are suffering. By choosing to pretend that this problem does not exist, we are only fueling this corrupted business by our indifference. Leaving these innocent human beings in these devastating conditions is simply out of the question. Because when it comes down to it, what if it was you? Would you want others to hope someone else would handle the problem? It's something to think about.
My goal is to help end modern day slavery. By attending Youth Empowered Action Camp this summer I hope to pursue my passion with other driven, like minded, and ambitious teenagers my age in an environment where the main goal is to tackle some of the biggest issues facing the world. When I would return from attending YEA, my knowledge, skills, and confidence will have grown and I will be able to better advocate the horrific reality of human trafficking and bring about real change.
Any size donation given to me would help me immensely. I truly think this program has the potential to help me and other driven, passionate teenagers like myself take action. Thank you!