Child Rescue is New Name for International Non-Profit
Child Rescue is new name for International Non-Profit
436 Child Rescue’s in 2017 so far
The New Zealand division of an international charity who rescue children from the sex-trafficking trade is adopting a new name, Child Rescue.
Child Rescue, formerly known as Destiny Rescue, is the New Zealand division of a Christian-based non-profit, launched from Australia by Founder and International President Tony Kirwan in the early 2000’s. The parent organisation remains known as Destiny Rescue. This is a change in name only, and no other changes are taking place.
Child Rescue New Zealand, CEO Jerram Watts says “Our job is to rescue and then protect the interests of the children we have rescued from terrible abuse. Child Rescue is exactly what we do and I believe it will resonate with our current supporters, while new supporters will understand more easily what our primary purpose is,” he says
Since the start of 2017 they have rescued 436 children and since 2011 a total of over 2,300 children have been rescued from the sex trade, including their youngest victim to date, a four-year-old.
Child Rescue works in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, India and Dominican Republic rescuing children from sex trafficking and exploitation. They then live in special care homes providing counselling, education, vocational training and higher study to help each child reintegrate into society again.
Mr Watts sees the name change as an opportunity for him and his team of long-time supporters to increase awareness of Child Rescue with more New Zealanders.
“We’ve engaged with over 300,000 New Zealanders but there is much more we can do. While we have raised awareness of the extent and impact of child sex slavery, people need to realise that their personal contributions directly help rescue a child, who may not otherwise have been rescued,” he says.