Oasis Welkom Project
Inspired by the life, teaching, and example of Christ, the purpose of Oasis is to transform communities and to work with people who are vulnerable and excluded from community. Oasis Belgium runs several projects throughout the country, such as:
- Supporting the children of people without papers, helping them to stay in school, eat well and have stable accommodation while helping the parents to regularize their papers and find work.
- Helping women who have been trafficked escape exploitation, find community and employment.
- Connecting lonely isolated elderly people to their communities.
This month’s mission, The Oasis Welkom Project, helps women from Thailand get out of abusive relationships where they suffer violence and are often trafficked into exploitation here in Belgium.
“The Welkom Project began by visiting vulnerable and exploited women in local massage parlors around the country and bringing community, education on their rights, and the chance to choose another life with job training and help finding alternative work. Now, we work with women who have immigrated from numerous countries and experience gender based violence, exploitation, and discrimination.”
In order to be successful, three aspects are essential:
- Maintaining a hotline where women can explain their problems in Thai, English, or French
- Providing a well-trained professional staff to visit and accompany these women whenever needed, making sure the necessary services (legal, medical, social) are accessible,
- Providing these women with written information concerning their rights, where they can get help and advice about what to do when confronted with a violent situation. As soon as possible, Oasis plans to print and distribute a much needed updated version of their “Safety Plan” brochure in Thai, English and French.
Your donations will help Oasis to accomplish these objectives, thus offering many vulnerable women the possibility of a safer, more stable environment and giving them hope for a better life!
More information on https://oasisbe.com/welkomproject.
Questions? Ask Nancy Evans.
Thank you for your generosity!
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