“The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.” – Isaiah 61:1

Overview

The vision for the Red Light Programme is to reach out to, restore and release the survivors of sexual exploitation and Human-Trafficking.

We aim to empower individuals, through an holistic approach, to live sustainable lives of freedom and purpose. The programme’s ongoing focus has been to network and build sustainable relationships with external partners, so as to facilitate intake and out-take referrals of new beneficiaries.

Reach Out

Our programme reaches out to sex workers and vulnerable groups in areas of high prostitution and exploitation. Through the Night Lights Initiative, our desire is to love and build sustainable relationships with the ladies and identify and assist sex-trafficking victims. Vulnerable and exploited individuals are identified and assessed and are referred into our restoration programme.

Restore

At the heart of our restoration programme is the desire to see individuals restored to health and wholeness, regain hope and dignity and to walk with purpose and a destiny. This is achieved through individualised rehabilitation programmes and extensive individual and group therapy. Our drop-in centre provides a safe and loving environment for physical, emotional and spiritual support.

Release

Release survivors into economic freedom and reintegrate into society. We work through tailor-made courses to allow beneficiaries to leave the programme with the skills, knowledge, practical tools and community support to follow sustainable employment opportunities.

At the center of all sexual exploitation are broken, vulnerable, helpless, hurt and angry people and it is in this carnal cavity that we feel called to partner with hope and other organisations to restore dignity and freedom through the following activities:

Awareness

We network with the following organisations to assist vulnerable women in need of safety and support. They are  Anthem Recovery, A21Kwanele Survivor Movement, Love Ministries, Open Door Crisis Centre, Umgeni Community Empowerment Centre, Tru Life, Life Line, National Freedom Network.

For your ease of information see our Reach Out Process Flow

Networking & Partnerships

We recognise, value and believe in the power of partnership and networks to end human-trafficking. Our Red Light Programme is the KZN representative of the National Freedom Network (NFN) which is dedicated to supporting Anti-Human Trafficking initiatives around KZN. We are also a part of the HHPPB taskforce which has been established combat Human Trafficking with local government and organisations.

Monitoring & Evaluation

In order to ensure that the programme remains relevant and effective, we evaluate and monitor the programme for consistent impact.

The following Life Story Guide is used to provide a basic outline of how the beneficiaries can map out their life stories. They are encouraged to start at the beginning as far back as they can remember for each year of their life:

Opportunities for Involvement

The Domino Foundation Red Light Programme is dependent on individual and corporate financial donors and volunteers, who can support in a number of ways:

FINANCIAL: Rehabilitation costs, training costs, mentor training and our operating and overhead costs.

GENERAL WISHLIST: toiletry items, non-perishable food stuffs and wish list items to assist with monthly living costs.

VOLUNTEERING: those wanting to reach out or provide year-long mentorship for individuals. Volunteers will be trained accordingly.

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Contact Details

Gugu Mazwele: restore@domino.org.za

Esther Madikane: release@domino.org.za

Phone: +27 (0) 31 563 9605
Fax: +27 (0) 31 563 1001

Team Members

  • Gugu Mazwele

  • Esther Madikane

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