In November 2012, a group of volunteers from around the world walked from Bangkok to Myanmar for the inaugural Freedom To Walk event in order to raise money and awareness for the global efforts to combat human trafficking. The campaign convened over 200 Walkers, including the US Ambassador to Thailand Kristie Kenney and former US Presidential candidate Howard Dean. Also, walkers flew in from around the world to join the adventure.
DREAM Project Foundation will once again produce the event and stand with the global community for the 2nd annual Freedom To Walk set for November 9-24 this year. The kick-off will take place November 9 starting at 8.00am at Ananta Samakhon Throne Hall in Central Bangkok. This year five organizations were chosen to receive grants that share the same vision of eradicating human trafficking through prevention, education and development. The SAGE Project and The Bay Area Anti Trafficking Coalition mark the U.S. grants recipients, The Pimali Project based in Thailand, Unseen in the U.K. and DREAM Project Foundation in both U.S. and Thailand.
The campaign aims to raise at least $100,000 for five beneficiary organizations and to educate Walkers about human trafficking. Freedom to Walk is still accepting applications and welcomes applications from individuals or families who are interested in joining for the first days or for shorter sections of the Walk.
Full information is available at freedomtowalk.org