Condition: Like New: A book that looks new but has been read. No visible wear.
Subject: Religion & Spirituality
Author: K. P. Yohannan
Publication Year: 20110000
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Special Attributes: Illustrated Format
"NO LONGER A SLUMDOG"
Bringing Hope To Children in Crisis
June 20, 2014 by Elizabeth Barnett
I took a trip to India to meet several partners in a ministry there that is addressing the issue of sex trafficking of young girls and women. India is such an amazing place with people that have great financial wealth as next door neighbors to people living in extreme poverty. The children of India and Asia really are easily forgotten by their own societies and for people that live in other countries, even more so. So when I came across the book No Longer A Slumdog: Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis I was grateful to learn more about the stories of these children.
For me, when I traveled to India the most important part of the trip were the relationships I built with real people in the slums and communities. They are people just like you and I with similar thoughts and interests. This book gives people who may not have the opportunity to travel like I did a chance to hear and learn the stories of real people. To understand better why some of the problems happen the way they do and then also offers real solutions.
Here are a few facts I learned from this book:
•1.2 billion children worldwide are between the ages of 4 and 14. More than 300 million of those children reside in South Asian countries. If these children formed their own country, it would be as large as the United States.
•150 million of the children in this age frame are child laborers, employed in violation of the United Nations standards. Some of the forms of employment are very dangerous, toxic, and in the case of the girls I met in India involve sexual abuse.
•Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing criminal enterprises, soon to surpass the drug trade. More than half of trafficking victims are from Asia and the Pacific.
This book not only takes those facts and puts a face on them, but also tells you real life stories of boys and girls so that you can begin to relate with them and understand the situation better.