AISHK is taking a stand against human trafficking - Please support our cause by donating to our page.
Human trafficking, the act of exploiting people through forced or coerced recruitment, transportation and trade for sexual slavery or forced labour, is a $32 billion industry worldwide. Every year, at least 800,000 men, women and children are taken from their homes and sold to slavery, with the average age of the victims being 12 to 14 years old. Despite the efforts of worldwide organisations such as the United Nations in putting an end to this criminal industry, human trafficking remains a serious issue today, and it is important that we as global citizens work together to liberate the millions of people abused and stripped of their basic human rights.
The 24 Hour Race is a student-led philanthropic movement established in 2010 that aims to raise awareness and funds for the fight against human trafficking, working with partners such as Suka Society and Blue Dragon Children's Foundation to provide a better future for affected families. So far, the campaign has involved 100,000 young people from Hong Kong, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, raising over $500,000 USD for the cause. AISHK has put forward 6 teams of dedicated runners to participate in the event, and through donations and sponsorship, we will run with utmost determination and enthusiasm knowing that we are making a difference to the lives of the courageous families affected by this heinous industry.
Deborah, Emily, Marc, Zac, Michael, Patrick, Caleb and Stephanie of the AISHK mixed team.