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National Prayer Breakfast proceeds to help human trafficking victims

Published:Friday | January 9, 2015 | 9:37 AM

Proceeds from this year's staging of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast will go toward helping victims of human trafficking to help rebuild their lives.

This was announced during a press briefing held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in Kingston yesterday to launch the event.

Providing details on the social project to be undertaken this year.

Secretary of the National Leadership Prayer Breakfast Committee (NLPBC), Clyde Edwards, says the initiative would be incorporated into proposed plans by the Ministry of Justice and the United Church in Negril.

Thos plans involve helping those who have gone through trafficking by providing for them housing and rehabilitation.

Human trafficking is estimated by the United Nations to be a US$32-billion per year global trade.

Jamaica is considered a source, transit, and destination country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labour.

The 35th staging of the event, which will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus on January 15, under the theme ‘Restore … Reconnect … Rebuild with God’.

The speaker will be pastor from the Calvary Baptist Church in Montego Bay, Reverend Everton Jackson.

The purpose of the annual prayer breakfast is to foster greater unity in the nation, particularly among leaders at all levels, through prayer and fellowship.


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