Global Activism: 'Right to be Free' rescuing trafficked children in Ghana

February 6, 2014

Photo credit: Claire Dillon.
Kofi was rescued in 2008 and diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis.

 

Lori Dillon created Right To Be Free to support her friend, Eric Peasah “who has dedicated his life to the rescue and rehabilitation of trafficked children.” Lori shares her journey with us for Global Activism.

 

 

 

Lori talks about what motivated her toward this cause:

“I feel so honored to support Eric Peasah, who works tirelessly on behalf of these child laborers. I have witnessed how effective his program is and how he is truly transforming the lives of these children and their families. It is a passion of mine to advocate on behalf of these children who have lost their childhoods and dreams of ever being rescued. Feeling compassion is not enough, we must also act. The eradication of human trafficking is one of the paramount challenges of our time and I feel a deep responsibility to share what I know to help raise awareness. To let others know they can have a real impact on these children. They can be part of a growing effort to combat human trafficking and the real progress that is being made. It's also inspiring to work with students and see how they put their compassion into action once they learn about the plight of these children. It's exciting to see them connect and engage with the children they helped rescue. I know it's something they'll remember and be proud of for the rest of their lives.”