NEWS & Blog
GivingTuesday’s Starling Collective is a global fellowship and experimental learning lab for grassroots leaders and movement builders. This year, our founder, Nikole Lim, was selected as a member of the 2021 cohort!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!