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US$2,975

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Launched: 29 Apr 2017

Funding ends: 28 Jun 2017

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Give Girls in sex industry an opportunity for education!

"My name is Kat*. At 15, I sold my body to survive."

Kat is just one of many young Hong Kong girls who due to life circumstances, entered prostitution as a means of survival.

It is 2017, Hong Kong becomes more affluent, these girls become more and more lef behind. KEY for Girls campaign hopes to crowdfund Financial assistance scholarships for as many as 20 local young girls like Kat. 

*Fake name

*Picture credit to Michael Kistler

Unlocking Doors of Opportunities

The Key for Girls campaign is to crowdfund Financial Assistance Scholarships for this group of 20 local girls who have left school and are currently working in the sex trade in Hong Kong.

Education has long been an important factor in unlocking doors of opportunities. The funds will be used to allow this group of 20 girls to attend vocational and night schooling in order to leave the trade. Around HK$8,000 is needed per girl in order to finance them back to school.

We have already a few successful young girls who have gone through this program, and therefore, with your help, hope to put more through school.

Your Funds Will Cover

  1. School admission fees, and
  2. Pay for much needed tutorial costs required to help these girls become accustomed to learning again and a school environment.

We will help these girls apply for government subsidies to cover tuition costs.

The program will allow these girls to start school this September 2017.

With your help we can come together to support this group of girls and build a Hong Kong community which is willing to accept them back to society.

We appreciate and dearly thank you for your support and encouragement for our girls.

About Teen's Key

Established in 2011 in Hong Kong, Teen's Key looks to provide support for displaced, young teenaged girls vulnerable to entering prostitution. As little support is available for this formative age group of young girls, Teen’s Key is looking to fill the gap as they require more holistic care and careful counselling so they are can eventually attain a future away from prostitution.

Teen's Key's Keys for Girls  program aims, through education, to equip vulnerable young girls the life skills, knowledge and positive social network that will help them rebuild their own lives.

Teen's Key is a three person strong team, who reached out to over 7,000 young girls working in the Hong Kong prostitution industry through our more than 900 outreach programs and over 1,000 counselling sessions. Additionally, we have conducted over 1,600 private HIV tests and joined the Hong Kong AIDS Commission in 2014.

In 2015, we received the global award for “With and For Girls Award,” an award sponsored by many international organizations such as the Nike Foundation, The Malala Fund, Plan UK, Stars Foundation, The Global Fund for Children, Empower, Mama Cash and the Novo Foundation. 

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