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Sep 8, 2016 8:15 EST

Cornerstone (Non Profit) Launch – “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave” – Frederick Douglass: There is a rise in the trade of humans- people selling other people. There are more slaves today than any other time in history.

iCrowdNewswire - Sep 8, 2016

Cornerstone (Non Profit) Launch

“Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Frederick Douglass.

About This Project

 

 Cornerstone Non Profit Launch

 “Knowledge makes a man unfit to be a slave.” Frederick Douglass. 

 

Why are we doing this?

There is a rise in the trade of humans- people selling other people. There are more slaves today than any other time in history. We have to do something to fight modern day slavery. Freedom and dignity has to be a right for all, not something that is bought and sold. By raising awareness and equipping people with knowledge and skills, we can combat this problem on the ground.

 

Here are some 2016 stats to give you an idea of what we are dealing with.

  • 45.8 Million estimated slaves globally
  • 150 Billion dollars in revenue per year (sales of human beings)
  • 250 000 estimated slaves in South Africa
  • 12 – the average age of trafficking victims
  • 1% of victims in the sex trade will be rescued

 

SA is a country of: 

ORIGIN – where people are trafficked from

TRANSIT moving victims through public transportation from one location to the next. 

(National & Internationally)

DESTINATION – the final location where victims are being sold

 

The time is now. Stand with us and say no more to slavery. Partner with us and help us be the voice to those millions of people that are held against their will and sold for profit to the highest bidder. Children, women and men- everyone is a target. Partner with us and help us raise awareness. Make this public and let the world know. This fight is real and messy. We are willing to be the boots on the ground, but we cannot do it alone-we need help.

 

What are we doing this for?

To generate a start-up capital for a Non-Profit Company launch.

 

What does it look like? 

Let us talk basic figures quick. In order to function as a registered non-profit we will need to get the basics.

  This means: 

CS Expenses
Expense Breakdown

 

Equipment (projector and portable speakers) –

R 5 500.00 

Printing (retractable banners, pamphlets, flyers and training material) – 

R 5 500.00

Advertising & Misc (advertising, merchandise,mobile phone & stationary) –

R 4 000.00

That’s a grand total of R 15 000.00 needed for our Non-Profit startup.

Our “tipping point” is R6000, which will get us a projector and portable speakers, retractable banners, flyers, and basic merchandise.

 

When are we doing this?

We are going to give ourselves 30 days. That’s it. For those that want to partner with us and make a difference, all you need is 2 minutes. Follow the link and donate now. 

 

Where can you find us?

We are situated in East London, in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. 

We are currently active on the following social media sites: Facebook andTwitter. We will be getting a website up and running as this project comes to a close. If you would like to stay in touch sign up to get regular updates on Cornerstone. Crowdfunding in this case is a unique opportunity for you to assist us and be able to make a difference and fight for change that is so desperately needed. 

 

How do you get involved?

Assist us in reaching this goal.

Help us lay a foundation to launch and build an organization that fights modern day slavery. Help us get one step ahead and then help us stay there. 

Modern day slavery must stop.

Become a donor on a regular basis. 

Become a Cornerstone friend let us build together. 

Send us an invite to do a presentation on the realities and issues around modern day slavery. 

 

Some of Cornerstone’s current friends.

Highway Community Church (East London)

SoMuchGoodNews.com (East London)

Duncan Village Community Church (East London)

Grassrootz Coffee Shop and Deli (Benoni)

We also proudly support The A21 Campaign (Cape Town)

 

DVCC Youth Group
Doing a presentation with a local youth group
The Team

Everyone knows me as Kandas. Not Candice but almost. I am a son, a brother, a husband to Abigail and a dad to an amazing little girl. I am an entrepreneur and an avid beardsman among other things. Sometimes my heart is bigger than my mind and I have always tried to be a voice for the silenced.

This is no different.

For a while now the idea has been in our hearts and minds to start up a non-profit to fight modern day slavery and human trafficking. It is a real fight with real problems so big that we cannot do it ourselves. We are the feet on the ground with limited resources and need help.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

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