Nashi (Canadian organisation)

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Nashi
Type INGO
Purpose To oppose human trafficking by raising awareness through education
Location
Region served
Ukraine
Official language
English
President
Savelia Curniski
Key people
Betty Lawrence
Affiliations Public Service Alliance of Canada
Website nashi.ca

Nashi (Ukrainian: Наші; Nashi; "Ours") is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada-based organisation that opposes human trafficking by raising awareness through education.[1] Savelia Curniski is the president of NASHI.[2] The organisation has established a vocational school in Lviv, Ukraine to teach girls and women carpentry, sewing, information processing, and cooking so they won't become trapped in Ukraine's human trafficking network.[3] NASHI also founded the Maple Leaf Centre, a resource centre and shelter in Ukraine for young people who are at risk of being trafficked.[4] In 2011, NASHI hosted the Saskatoon portion of the Canada Freedom Relay to raise awareness about human trafficking.[5] The event lasted 45 minutes and raised funds for various programs that aid human trafficking victims.[6] In 2012, NASHI organised the Youth Unchained conference in Saskatoon that presented approximately 900 youth with information about human trafficking.[7] Betty Lawrence is one of the co-founders of NASHI.[8] The organisation's activities are facilitated by volunteers.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Curtis Anderson (June 2, 2012). "Arts & Entertainment". Shaw TV Saskatoon. 
  2. ^ "Human Trafficking Discussed". Discover Moose Jaw. March 13, 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Group battles to prevent Ukraine sex trafficking". The StarPhoenix. May 26, 2006. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Conference Focuses on Human Trafficking". Saskatoonhomepage.ca. October 17, 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  5. ^ Edwin Dewaal (September 25, 2011). "Freedom Relay Kicks Off Today". Saskatoonhomepage.ca. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Special Events". The StarPhoenix. September 13, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ Kiply Lukan Yaworski. "Youth Unchained fights human trafficking". Prairie Messenger. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nashi Harvest Brunch". Saskatoonhomepage.ca. October 23, 2008. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  9. ^ Ann Adam (May 2, 2012). "Event tackles issue of human trafficking". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved September 14, 2012.