Welcome to the Mana'olana Project and for taking your precious time to read this request. I am raising money in order to spread awareness, increase education and provide resources to children who have suffered from sexual abuse.
I chose to name my project,
"The Mana 'olana Project", which means "hope" in Hawaiian. My goal is to move the hopeless to "HOPE". I would like to provide hope and healing to victims of sexual abuse. As a single mother with no family nearby, I solely managed and navigated through the trauma of learning about my daughter's abuse while trying to assist in healing her and my son from this horrific crime. As a result, I became sadly aware of the lack of resources available for families and children of sexual abuse. The aftermath is sexual abuse is devasting.
Sexual abuse is a taboo topic and attracts many judgemental attitudes. The narrative of abuse is not a topic anyone wants to discuss. This is understandable but unforutnately perpetuates denial, shame and secrecy while creating an atmosphere of alienation which amplifies the damage of abuse. Hope and healing should be offered and available. The need to increase awareness is one piece of this complex puzzle.
Mana'Olana Project's mission is to help others who experience the horrors of sexual abuse by shining light onto this dark crime and increasing awareness everywhere. The main objective will be to provide monies to local organizations providing these respective educational resources and services.
The statistics reveal over 70% of children who suffer from sexual molestation know their perpetrator or the perpetrator is a family member. These facts need to be shared and offered as empowerement to victims to speak up and help stop crimes of abuse. Lastly, knowing that one in three girls will be sexually violated by the time they reach their 18th birthday is unacceptable. We all must act now.
Please help in my fight to make a difference for the victims who have no voice.
Please consider a small donation to help support the Mana' Olana Project in educating our communities around sexual abuse and to provide services to these victims who have no voice.
Supporters can also help by logging on to my
Facebook page "The Mana' olana Project" http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manaolana-Project/196971460361760#!/pages/Manaolana-Project/196971460361760 to learn more and access other pages where education and awareness on sexual abuse is provided. The more we educate the better we understand how we can help stop these crimes against innocent children. They have no voice and have no choice, please donate now to help make this world a safer place for all children.
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