INTERVIEW WITH BANGOR FM

BBC RADIO ULSTER INTERVIEW

 

This Sunday our director was on BBC Radio Ulster for Sunday Sequence show.She was speaking for a special feature on Modern Day Slavery. Joining our director was Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, and Professor Kevin Bales, co-founder of Free The Slaves.

Listen to the radio broadcast via the link below – it is on from 35:10 minutes to 102:06 minutes.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programme…

INVISIBLE TRAFFICK ELIM LIFE MAGAZINE FEATURE

Did you see our Elim Life Article this month? If not please have a read & see how YOU could get involved with Invisible Traffick!

Come along to our VOLUNTEERS RECRUITMENT DAY to find out more:

Saturday 10th February 2018

10am-12:30pm

Belfast

Email nikki@invisibletraffick.org for more details!

HUMAN TRAFFICKING INFORMATION EVENING

Thank you so much to everyone who came along to the Human Trafficking Information Evening on Thursday evening!  Our Social Media Coordinator (who organised the event) was so encouraged that over 80 people came and wanted to learn about the horrors of human trafficking globally!

If you would like us to host a Human Trafficking Information Evening in your church, school, business, organisation or any group you are involved in please get in touch! Email nikki@invisibletraffick.org

CARRICKFERGUS ROTARY CLUB DONATE £300 TO IT

During the week Carrickfergus Rotary Club invited our IT director their club.  They wanted to recognise the work that IT does and make an exceptionally kind donation of £300.

Thank you so much for having us and for your support, we really appreciate it! Without donations from the public, we could not do the work we do.

INVISIBLE TRAFFICK AT HALIFAX LAUNCH OF PITCHING FOR POUNDS

A few weeks ago the Invisible Traffick directors were up at Long Gallery Stormont for the Halifax Foundation’s Launch of the Pitching for Pounds initiative.  It’s an exciting, unique programme whereby charities can pitch for funds based on the needs of their organisation.  Additionally, it gives charity representatives the space to develop their ideas and be creative.

Massive thank you to Halifax for having us along!

AS OUR SEARCH FOR A PREMISES IN SLIGO BEGINS…..

As I prepare to take break in ‘Sunny Spain’, I very quickly take one last look around the house, just to make sure I haven’t forgotten something important.

While racing upstairs I look at where my ‘office’ sits at the top of my stairs.  For a few moments my mind drifts away thinking about Invisible Traffick, thinking about how much I love being part of this organisation, thinking about how important it is to move the Charity forwards, reaching wider.

I have been Coordinating the the Invisible Traffick IRL base, here in Sligo, for two years now.  Up until recently, the need for an actual office or premises has not been high on the list of priorities. Getting a team together, introducing IT to community groups, services and the ordinary man and woman on the street; this was what I needed to spend my time and energy doing. Using every opportunity to create awareness about the fact that Human Trafficking is happening within our community, ‘hidden in plain sight’.  That was my goal!

Now, two years on, it’s great to see that this is beginning to happen. Here in Sligo, more and more people are hearing about this form of Modern Day Slavery and are becoming much more aware of it’s existence.

But, as I look at my makeshift office, well organised as it is, I look forward to the day I can walk into a real office space.   And yes, there will be challenges, and costs, to running that office, but I know that we need one, and we need one sooner rather than later.

Invisible Traffick IRL has a job to do…. to make the invisible…visible,  and part of that is a ‘visible’ premises.

I’m so grateful for my very patient husband who has never once complained about the times he narrowly avoided falling over my storage boxes or my Invisible Traffick bits and pieces.  But he’s with me on this one, it will be great to have a desk and filing cabinet, and shelves, and not just at the top of our stairs.

There is a beautiful saying – ‘from little acorns, mighty oaks grow’,  I think this is what I hold on to when I think of my ‘little’ office….and Invisible Traffick.

TECHNICAL ISSUES

Recently, Invisible Traffick have been experiencing technical problems as some of our users were being diverted to another site whilst trying to access our website and Facebook page.

If you are encountering these problems please see:

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-clear-cache-1298796

Thank you.

VISI’S WORLD PRESENTATION

Our lovely Visi’s World Coordinator visited Kells and Connor Primary School in Ballymena last week, to give a presentation in assembly about the Visi’s World Education Pack.  The principal was in touch later that day to thank her:

‘Thank you again for your assembly this morning which was pitched really well for the children in our school. The resources look great in the pack and the little video clip works on school system. Good luck with your work in the future.’

At IT we believe it is vitally important to teach children about human trafficking in a child friendly manner.  We believe the Visi’s World Pack gives teachers the appropriate tools to do this.  If you would like us to come to a school near you please do not hesitate to get in touch!