SURVIVOR'S SPORTS ACADEMY
WHAT IS THE SURVIVOR'S SPORTS ACADEMY?
The Survivor's Sports Academy launched in March 2021 with our partners in India, and since then, we saw over 30 children enrol onto the programme.
Re-bondage is one of the most serious problems with survivors from Human Trafficking and forced bonded labour, particularly with children and young adults.
The Survivors Sports Academy will help prevent them from re-bondage and help them to focus on skills, career development, as well as improving mental health and introducing healthy competition through sports and games.
THE SURVIVOR ADVOCACY CENTRE
WHAT IS THE SURVIVOR ADVOCACY CENTRE?
In December 2020, MVMNT launched a fundraising campaign to acquire a piece of land with our partners in India.
We're pleased to say that after a successful fundraising campaign, our partners in India were able to acquire the piece of land.
With this land, we will be working to support our partners in India to build a facility, which will be known as "The Survivor Advocacy Centre" (SAC). The SAC will be an aftercare centre which will provide a safe environment for survivors coming out of exploitation, which includes holistic aftercare services and will have a victim-centred approach to rehabilitate survivors of Human Trafficking
COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAMME
WHAT IS THE COVID-19 RELIEF PROGRAMME?
Recently, MVMNT launched a new campaign to support our partners in India who are working around the clock to support families with groceries, for those who have been impacted financially due to the pandemic.
This is by supporting the Irula tribe, that are a vulnerable tribal group in the state of Tamil Nadu, and are easy victims of bonded labour.
Owing to their abject poverty, and their specialised skills that make them the best hands for work in brick kilns and rice mills, they also constitute cheap labour. 90 per cent of rescued bonded labourers in districts like Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur, Thiruvannamalai and Vellore are from the Irula community. A large section of them live in northern and eastern districts of Tamil Nadu. Leading a nomadic existence across the state, the community, which dates back to thousands of years has lost its original habitat in the forests due to deforestation.
Our partners in India are supporting around 100 families, and our live campaign aims to fund groceries for this programme.