It is about time to join the amazing Mama Kat at her Writers Workshop again:
So I signed up for the Master 140 hours TEFL course. The what?!, you say? TEFL, I answer.
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What’s thát got to do with anything?
You see, the one big thing that really stands in the way of chasing and achieving my dream is money. I can’t live off of the air. (I know, I wish I could too ) so I got to earn a living abroad somehow. While doing what I really like to do. Work in a shelter. Teach in schools, colleges and universities about how to prevent being trafficked and/or forced into prostitution.
Sad fact: prevention is the only cure to trafficking and/or forced prostitution. Trafficking and prostitution are right up there with arms and drug trafficking. With the advantage that a girl/boy can be resold again and again. To break free is something near to impossible most of the time.
It breaks my heart that young girls ánd boys and women are being tricked into slavery. Some are so young, they can’t defend themselves. They end up as objects, commodities, used over and over and over again until they are finally thrown away as a broken doll.
It happens in my country, the Netherlands, too. But I want to work where there isn’t yet any help or shelter for the victims. The places where a lot of victims come from or are trafficked to but where hardly any knowledge is available of how to defend oneself against these things.
You see, I am a pioneer.
I want to explore and go where no one else has gone. Well, nearly no one, let’s keep it real. I want to be part of a team and a network, after all, there is strength in numbers! I’d love to be part of the solution to the dangers of trafficking and prostitution. I’d love to spend time with kids, adolescents, grown-ups and be a positive influence for their future. I’d love to strengthen their hopes and dreams, their talents and skills. I’d be honored to be an instrument in calling forth their true identity and help them make changes happen in their lives.
I have great expectations. Cuz I think it came around just in the right time. And I don´t believe in coincidences. However, I do believe in God-incidences.
Thus I have a great outlook on the year ahead. Also, it fits in with my OneWord365: Being intentional about my future.
And who knows which doors will open up for me to enter and realize my dream?
Well, one of them anyways!
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