When I read the statement,
Australians are the biggest exploiters of
Thailand’s child sex industry”
… my heart sinks.
The Johns Hopkins University studied patterns of arrests and prosecutions between 1995 and 2006 and reported that Australians make up the largest portion of foreign sex offenders against children in Thailand.
The establishment of the ZOE Foundation Australia has been largely driven by the overwhelming desire for Aussies to rise up and take action. Now is the time to get involved in becoming part of the solution to end human trafficking in this generation.
When I speak to high school students who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children their age, but born in to very different circumstances, I am certain that together we will continue to see noticeable changes.
And I believe it is these young people of Australia that will lead the charge.
When the students at Maranatha Christian School in Victoria heard about child trafficking, they immediately jumped into action. They have now contributed to the funding of a self-sustainable pig farm for orphans, at-risk children and children who have been directly rescued from human trafficking. They’re helping to feed and nourish the children who have now been rescued and given a second chance; children that will in turn contribute to making lasting change in their own nation.