“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
Our vision is to reach out, restore and release survivors of exploitation and Human Trafficking. We aim to equip and empower individuals spiritually, physically, emotionally, socially and cognitively to be able to fulfil their purpose and destiny.
We have a desire to reach out and identify sex-trafficked survivors and vulnerable groups and to refer individuals into a restoration programme, either with Red Light or network partners.
The second phase of the programme’s operations is to restore individuals to health and wholeness through individualised and group rehabilitation programmes. When that has been achieved, the survivors are released and supported through our reintegration programme, which ensures they have the confidence, knowledge, skills and tools required to seek employment. We report human-trafficking and suspicious related activities and train others to identify and assist in this. All our activities are monitored and evaluated to ensure relevance and effectiveness.
At the heart of Red Light is the desire to reach out and assist survivors of human trafficking and exploited sex workers who feel they cannot exit the industry due to social and economic circumstances. Red Lights programs are centered in LOVE and the word of God to release our beneficiaries into sustainable lives of FREEDOM and HOPE
- prevention and awareness. These are the most effective tools in the fight against human -trafficking. Our #Bagging campaign and “Learner Lights” presentations to schools, corporates, interest groups and churches form our prevention initiatives. These activities enable individuals to learn more and be aware of the atrocities of human -trafficking, how to identify suspicious activity and the correct communication channels for reporting such activities.
- “Reach Out”. The Domino Foundation Red Light 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 or to partner organisations as required.
- “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”. Our dream is to release survivors into economic freedom and be reintegrated 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.
- networking and partnerships. We recognise, value and believe in the power of partnership and networks to end human-trafficking. The Domino Foundation 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.
- research and evaluation. In order to ensure that the programme remains relevant and effective, we evaluate and monitor the programme for consistent impact.
Thuli's StoryPoverty’s sticky clutches and the search for ‘well-paying’ work pushed Thuli into sex trafficking. But with Red Light’s helps these days are behind her and she’s committed to creating a new life for family. View Full StoryThuli
A Story of HopeWith the help of Red Light Hope has taken back control of her life - her identity is no longer stained by the past and her shame of her former life has been replaced with dignity and skills. View Full Story >>Hope
The Domino Foundation Red Light Programme reaches individuals who are survivors of sex-trafficking within Kwa-Zulu Natal. We currently impact a number of individuals aged 12 years and older.
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: ‘Adopt a survivor’, rehabilitation costs, Short course training costs, donations, mentor training costs and our operating and overhead costs including field worker salaries, transport costs and skills development courses.
- Non-financial/general donations: toiletry items, non-perishable food stuffs and wish list items to assist with monthly living costs.
- volunteering: volunteers wanting to Reach out or provide year-long mentorship for individuals are needed and will be trained accordingly.