Since the beginning of 2010, Senhoa has established 3 projects that address the prevention, rehabilitation and reintegration of human trafficking survivors respectively. In February of 2011, Senhoa Foundation partnered with the Women's Interlink Foundation and Made By Survivors to launch a pilot Jewelry/ Life Skills Training Program for the survivors of human trafficking in Kolkata, India.
In partnership with Million Kids, Senhoa opened a preschool and community center as a preventative project of human trafficking. The Lotus Kids' Club is located in the Banteay Chas area, on the outskirts of Siem Reap, where families in residence predominantly earn a living by collecting recyclables from local garbage disposals. With average daily incomes of 5,000 riels ($USD1.25), the community lives in a dire state of poverty, leaving them vulnerable of selling their children in desperate attempts of financial alleviation.
The Jewelry/Life Skills Program is a holistic rehabilitation program that prepares survivors of human trafficking for reintegration. We offer two components of training: Jewelry Vocational Training and Life-Skills Training.
All of our students have been deprived of basic primary education due to their tragic situations, leaving them handicapped of critical thinking and practical skills required for sustainable freedom.
In partnership with the Cambodian Centre for the Protection of Children's Rights (CCPCR), Senhoa established the Lotus House as a transition house for girls reintegrating into society after long-term institutionalized care.
It has been researched that reintegration is the hardest stage for survivors of human trafficking. Many individuals who have been trafficked, especially those who have been sexually abused, have a hard time understanding how they fit into society. Researchers have found that survivors must be able to participate as much as possible in their recovery process.