New Skills, New Opportunities
Free for Life International provides scholarships to women and girls who have been victimized by trafficking or who are considered to be at high-risk of being trafficked. Our scholarships allow women and girls to access programs and resources that empower them to achieve the dreams and goals of their choice. Our scholarships are awarded for a wide range of fields including vocational and skills training, higher education, and trade schools. Additionally, Free for Life’s scholarships are provided without requiring any additional costs from the girls.
One of our most successful scholarship ventures is our Tailoring Program. Each tailoring scholarship provides a six-month intensive training course, as well as the supplies needed to complete the class – all completely free of charge – to our girls. In addition, we provide each girl enrolled in our classes with a new sewing machine as a graduation gift.
Free for Life International has given a total 69 scholarships for the purposes of education and job skills training.
Most of these scholarship programs take place while our women and girls are living in our Safe Home. We believe providing knowledge and a way to generate income is key part of empowering complete healing.
Chitwan Training Facility: “The Happy Home”
We have a newly renovated facility located in Chitwan, Nepal that has been created with the purpose of providing skills training for girls and women who are survivors of human trafficking or are at high risk of being trafficked. The six-month, intensive courses will be 6 hours long, 5 days a week and will cover three vocational areas: tailoring, cosmetology, and food processing.
To read more about the Chitwan Training Facility click here.