My name is Raksmey*, and I’m a 14 year old survivor.
I came to the SHE Rescue Home when I was 14 years old after being abused and threatened to be sold into trafficking in Thailand. When I was young a fake birth certificate was created for me so I would appear older than I was in order to pull me from my schooling and force me to work. I am currently in grade 8 and hope to continue my studies. When I’m not in school I love to jump rope and play basketball, and my favourite food is pineapple curry!
I was living with my mother and step father and have no siblings. My family was not a safe place for me.
When I grow up I dream of becoming an English teacher, and hope to continue my studies in order to do so. My social workers are walking closely with me and will work to identify a vocational training program and long term care center that will meet all of my needs and equip me for my future.