A thousand people on the streets Saturday for the S.O.S. 5k

Saturday, May 12, 2018

2015 5k run/walk

World Concern Fights Child Trafficking with annual S.O.S. 5K Saturday morning in Hillwood neighborhood by CRISTA. 

World Concern’s 10th annual S.O.S. (Seek Out and Stop trafficking) 5K will hits the streets of Shoreline Saturday, May 12, 2018, starting at 9am from the CRISTA campus at 19303 Fremont Ave N Shoreline 98133

Extreme poverty leaves many children in Southeast Asia alone and vulnerable, making them primary targets for sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

On a recent trip to Bangladesh, World Concern staff met a mother named Shajada who was devastated by her 5-year-old son’s disappearance. “I'm afraid he was taken and sold,” she said through tears. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon in countries where World Concern is working to protect children.

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal activity in the world. World Concern works to prevent the trafficking, exploitation, and abuse of children by operating a hotline for reporting suspected cases of child endangerment, educating children and parents about the dangers of trafficking, and equipping them with job skills to earn income safely.

On Saturday, May 12, more than 1,000 people are expected to run in World Concern’s annual 5k S.O.S. (Seek Out and Stop trafficking) to raise awareness and funds to fight child trafficking.

“Our goal is for each child to have a bright future,” says Selina Prem Kumar, Sri Lanka country director for World Concern. “They are the only hope for the future.”


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