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Like Tasleem*, orphaned Shreya* too was trafficked and forced to beg on the streets of Bangalore at just five. She was rescued by Oasis in 2011 and, through the Child Welfare Committee, placed in a convent school. Now 14, Shreya is happily pursuing her education.
Tasleem and Shreya are among an estimated 20,000 women and children who are victims of trafficking in India each year - the core focus of Oasis India.
Oasis India aim to create awareness about human trafficking among women and children. They also focus on holistic development by supporting their education and enhancing employability skills.
The ultimate goal is to ensure that students who are enrolled in schools receive additional support through the after-school programme.
More than 500 children benefit from the programme every year across all Oasis project locations. This reduces school dropouts, who at a later stage are at risk of being trafficked and lured into earning ‘easy money’. They also create awareness by sharing important information about trafficking in local schools and communities through street plays.
One of many reasons trafficked people find it difficult to leave the trap is because they are unaware of other employment opportunities. Oasis open these avenues by providing livelihood training in skills such as tailoring, hair styling, baking and jewellery-making which can open doors to alternative job prospects and enable them to start small-scale businesses.
Oasis also help with rehabilitation and after-care of women and girls who leave the red-light area in Mumbai. They provide access to counseling and training and the livelihood programmes help them learn, grow and become self-sustainable.
Currently, Oasis India are working in four states - Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. They aim to start an anti-human trafficking programme to address the issue in South India
With your support, they can rescue and rehabilitate more victims of trafficking across India.
*Names changed to protect identity