We are very happy for the continual collaboration with HAART, who have been instrumental in campaigning against human trafficking in Kenya and improved the lives of victims of trafficking in the country.
The Department for Social Affairs under the Ministry for Children and Social Affairs are funding a 3-year project (2015 – 2018) called OUTREACH. As the title suggests this funding is to continue to execute and develop our outreach activities. HopeNow is committed to collecting and sharing raw data with the Center Against Human Trafficking (Center Mod Menneskehandel – CMM) on the possibly and identified trafficked persons we engage with, and we shall deliver a more detailed report of our findings in 2018. In conjunction with this project we also meet with partner organisations (CMM, Reden International, ProVest and the Danish Red Cross) to share our experiences and gain nuanced knowledge of the field four times a year.
As well as using technical solutions such as web scraping, in our outreach work we are using a peer group worker, and also a cultural mediator who has 13 years experience of providing social services to trafficked people, both of whom have ethnic origins in Africa. Through this project, HopeNow is organically developing more fruitful cooperative practices and building bridges between our partner organisations. In autumn/winter 2017, we shall hold a small conference in order to further share and disseminate knowledge regarding our methods and approaches.