VJ Climbs Mount Kilmanjaro with Rahhalah in support to victims of Human trafficking

A Dubai based expat, VJ , is taking part in Rahhalah  Kilimanjaro climb on 7th Aug 2015 to raise funds and support the victims of human trafficking in India.

‘’In India alone, over 200 thousand women and children are inducted into the flesh trade every year. The state of Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest suppliers of women and children for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation. The traffickers act very nicely, pretending to care for the girls’ well-being and offer their support; as a result the girls trust them and believe that they will sincerely help them secure a decent job or career in areas such as modelling, acting, etc. Most girls have no idea they are being trafficked until they reach the brothel where they are sold to a pimp or madam and forced to provide sexual services to 10-15 men per day. Those who refuse to succumb to the demands of prostitution are beaten, raped and tortured to the point where they have no choice but to surrender. Sex trafficking not only results in a severe violation of human rights but also causes adverse physical, psychological and moral consequences for the victims. All hopes and dreams of a better life are shattered and over time the girls become penniless, mentally broken and affected with serious or life-threatening illnesses such as HIV/AIDS.he journey of sex trafficking destroys the body, mind and soul of a victim, and fundamentally takes away her capacity to trust herself or anyone around her. The damage done is deep rooted and often irreversible, as the sense of rejection, betrayal and numbness that a trafficked women or girl goes through makes her lose faith in humanity. Skewed identity, poor self-worth and learnt helplessness also make her believe there is no hope for her in the outside world and her destiny is to sell her body.  I realized that we are living in this world with all these sad and painful things happening around us, this thought is what made me

want to give something back!

I’ve always felt challenges are what makes life interesting; hence I’ve decided to climb Mount Kilmanjaro (Tallest free standing mountain on earth).

Climbing Kilimanjaro is an exciting adventure for many, for me it is a personal challenge and journey. This is an ambitious charity expedition and the first of its kind for me.

I’m a Dubai based Indian guy who is taking on the tough, 8 day climb to Kilimanjaro’s summit (5895 meters!) in Tanzania.  It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain. I will battle my way up 19,308 feet, brave weather that is notoriously erratic and difficult to predict and cope with oxygen levels half of those at sea level. During all of this decision making and excitement a thought kept constantly nagging, until it became overwhelming. Isn’t it kind of amazing that I need this kind of adrenaline thrills and experiences to feel fulfilled and satisfied?

People would typically not dream of spending a lot of money just to climb a mountain out of pure luxury. This is also a thought that made me want to give something back! I went on to look for the right charity; a charity that I can be sure will do well with the money. I encourage my friends, family and others to contribute. I will be taking this leap outside my comfort zone, which starts on 6th August 2015 and it will be an 8 day climb, and I am hoping to raise $10,000 which will go directly to Rescue Foundation based in Mumbai, India

I sincerely hope you join me in supporting my climb and in making a difference to the victims who have been most affected by this brutal conflict. With many thanks in advance for your kind support and contribution. I am hoping for your support, may it just be by forwarding or suggesting my page to someone else. Why? Just because we can…’’

VJ

To support his cause please visit:

https://www.facebook.com/VJclimbsKilimanjaroletsstophumantrafficking?ref=bookmarks

http://www.letsstophumantrafficking.com/Contact.html

 

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