You’re doing so much more than just having fun!
As you’re having fun escaping from one of our games, a child in rural Thailand is one step closer to escaping the prison of poverty and child trafficking.
For each escape room kit you purchase Lock Paper Scissors donates $5.00 to Project Justice International who work tirelessly to end child trafficking and poverty in Laos and Thailand.
What is Project Justice?
Project Justice works alongside local law enforcement, anti-trafficking teams, NGOs, and other governmental agencies in the areas of investigation and rescue operations to protect from child-trafficking and to protect them from further abuse.
We focus on a holistic approach to combat child-trafficking by:
- Running prevention programs.
- Empowering children through educational scholarships.
- Rescuing boys and girls trapped in this vicious crime, and
- Restoring youths through quality after-care programs.
~ Our Core Actions ~
Project Justice works to prevent child trafficking.
We run Trafficking Prevention Programs in villages and schools where there is a high risk of trafficking and/or exploitation of young people. Our Trafficking Prevention Programs are designed to raise awareness about the risks and signs of trafficking; to equip young people and parents with information and strategies so they can avoid themselves or their children becoming victims.
We identify trafficking ‘hotspots’ based on local knowledge of areas that have a history of trafficking or exploitation, and also areas where desperate poverty and/or drug addiction create vulnerability to exploitation by traffickers.
Our Trafficking Prevention Programs are vital: without them at-risk young people are in danger of exploitation.
Justice for child victims is at the heart of our work.
We work to prosecute traffickers and sex offenders, to ensure they are held accountable for their crimes.
We provide survivors with legal counsel and offer representation for those victims who undertake criminal proceedings to prosecute traffickers and/or offenders.
We also offer repatriation assistance for survivors who need to be returned to their country of origin.
Project Justice works with trafficking survivors to see them holistically restored.
Our aim is always to empower the individual to be restored and independently reintegrated back into the community.
We partner with other organisations and governmental agencies to provide:
- Safe housing – where children can live in safety
- Counselling – the help needed to recover from trauma
- Schooling and education – essential for a better future
- Vocational training – the skills to gain safe employment
- Small business microloans – a hand up into an independent income
Restoration requires care, attention and time. It is the rebuilding of precious lives.
We work alongside local law enforcement, anti-trafficking teams, NGOs and other government agencies in areas of investigation and rescue of children and young people who are victims of human trafficking, forced labour, exploitation and child pornography.
What buying an escape room kit supports
Every donation contributes to supporting the 4 core values of Project Justice International.
Since 2017 Project Justice has:
- rescued 24 children from child-trafficking in South-East Asia;
- arrested, convicted and sentenced 9 perpetrators to prison;
- organised educational scholarships for 39 children in Thailand and 24 children in Laos;
- set up access to clean, running water for 160 members of the Wiangsa Community;
- provided over 200 days of tutoring for at-risk children and youths;
- trained 26 youths in vocational skills in areas such as hospitality, painting and maintenance.
Our short term goals:
- Continue to run our Trafficking Prevention Program in Wiangsa Village
- Continue to implement our Tutoring Centre every weekday in Wiangsa Village
- Continue to operate our Life Skills Training Centre in Thailand.
- Continue to operate our Growing Hope Restoration Centre in Laos.
- Expand our Child-Protection network across South-East Asia, by enlisting leaders of at-risk communities who will report any suspicious situations to our Project Justice team.
- Continue our current investigation operations, and ensure perpetrators are prosecuted.
- Long term goals of PJI
- Expand our Trafficking Prevention Program into further at-risk communities across Southeast Asia.
- Expand our Life Skills Vocational Program by providing training for more young men in our community
- Expand our current relationships with local and international authorities to assist on further operations that combat child-trafficking.
- Grow our Child-Protection Network to 50 key leaders across South-East Asia.
- Grow our Educational Scholarship program at Project Justice, offering educational scholarships to 200 children.
- Provide University level educational scholarships and support to rescued youths in our programs.
- Raise awareness of child-trafficking issues at a local and international level.
- Projects: more information about where these are located and who they benefit.
Our key projects are based in Thailand and Laos.
Further information can be found via these links.
Project Justice is currently building an Agricultural Training Centre in Laos, where local families can learn skills and gain experience that’s needed for them to do in their own village. Giving the families the opportunity to earn a higher income, and fund their own children’s living and education costs, limiting the risk of exploitation.
The founder of Lock Paper Scissors personally visited the areas that Project Justice assists, and was able to see first-hand just how important this organisation is to the community.
What are you waiting for?
Grab an escape room kit to help disadvantaged kids escape unfortunate situations.