NEWS & Blog
Linda Toto: Protect the Child
Linda Toto means “protect the child” in Kiswahili. This program impacts parents and caregivers from diverse socioeconomic and tribal backgrounds, especially those living in informal and rural communities. These educational workshops train parents and caregivers on sexual abuse awareness, prevention, and response.
Celebrating International Day of The Girl 2021
Survivor-advocates stood to learn from our speakers on the rise of teen pregnancies, child marriage, and rape perpetuated by those close to home. We also learned how to stand for justice and report sexual violence in digital spaces. The conference came to a close with positive affirmations, inspiring music and dance, and a meal. We were glad to end with all of our partners and participants feeling hopeful in the fight against sexual violence.
Pendo’s Power Empowers Children to Stop Abuse
Pendo’s Power is Freely in Hope’s first illustrated storybook that equips children to use the power of their voices and stop child abuse. Lydia Matioli, our Program Manager, created Pendo’s Power to empower parents to build trust and establish safety measures with their children.
Why Join the Hope Circle?
Imagine that you’re a part of a global community encircling each and every scholar in Freely in Hope’s program. Through your support, they are given opportunities to thrive in their education and leadership journey.
Being a survivor myself, I know how important it is to feel understood. Survivors need to be supported in the healing process and not left alone to fight the trauma. While dealing with PTSD, I found that allyship healed and empowered me.
Bubble Tea Run 2021
Eighty-five supporters of FIH recently completed a 5k run fundraiser, where they were rewarded with boba at the finish line. This year, the Bubble Tea Run was organized by Katey Lau, a high school student in San Francisco.
The Journey for Scholars
Unlike merit-based scholarship programs, a scholar’s journey at Freely in Hope can last between 4-9 years! Scholars engage in a holistic approach to lead toward healing, transformation, and leadership.
What your allyship means for survivors
Through your support, I have been able to heal from my trauma and support other survivors of sexual violence. It is through you that I am able to pursue my degree in psychology and gain respect in the workplace. I am a product of your support. I went from someone who was unable to smile or even say her name to someone who cannot stop talking!
How I Found Healing Through Art
I find my healing through art and storytelling. I am narrating my own story in a way that brings healing to others by encouraging them to be open and embrace storytelling too.