My name is Nalen*, and I’m an 11 year old survivor.
I am 11 years old and arrived into the SHE Rescue Home after being sexually exploited in my own community. My social workers and counsellors will assess all of my emotional and educational needs, and will walk closely with me to see me healed and made whole. I’m currently in grade 1, my favourite colour is red, my most favourite food is pizza, and someday when I grow up I want to be a doctor!
My parents are divorced and my mother remarried and lives and works in Thailand. I have one older brother and one younger sister and at the time of my exploitation I was living with and being cared for by my relatives.
My social workers and counsellors will assess my family members and community to determine what is safe, and will make a reintegration plan from there. They’ll also work closely with my family in order to provide parenting skills and further information on child protection. During my time in the home they’ll work with me to overcome trauma and fully heal, so I can reintegrate and step into my future with hope for more!