Human trafficking is modern day slavery

NASHI believes that Human Trafficking destroys human dignity. By raising awareness and finding concrete solutions for the vulnerable, we can make a difference. Currently our focus is education and awareness locally, and the operation of a live-in center in Ukraine for young girls at risk of being trafficked. NASHI is TAKING ACTION. Founded in 2004 around a kitchen table we have become a group of dedicated volunteers, with no staff, but taking action against this tragedy. As a Canadian registered charity we are working locally and internationally. In Canada we speak about the brutal details and realities of trafficking. We hold conferences and seminars to make Canadians aware of this travesty.

Maple Leaf House

The Maple Leaf (Klenovi Lyst) House is a 13,000 square foot home, locate north of Lviv, Ukraine. There we provide a nuturing, healing home environment for up to 20 young girls, as opposed to the warehousing of an orphanage. The girls learn life skills, attend regular schools with tutoring available if required, and are encouraged to develope normal friendships with other children in the village. They also receive any needed medical, dental and vision care. By providing for them through post-secondary education until employment, the Maple Leaf House will ready them for life in Ukraine and divert them from human trafficking.
The maple tree is common to both Canada and Ukraine, but the maple leaf is recognized world-wide as a symbol of Canada. NASHI has chosen the maple leaf as the symbol for this project.

Emphasis on Family Life

Girls have daily chores, just as children in our own homes. They assist the House Mothers with meal preparation and clean up.

Education is Critical

Homework is done daily at scheduled times. Extra help and tutoring is available as well. Play time and socializing is also essential for normal development.

Proper Nutrition is a Priority

Well balanced meals featuring locally grown produce are always provided. The girls plant and maintain plots of vegetables and fruits on site which are used in their meals.



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One Perogy At A Time Sequel Now Available For Viewing

With the assistance of Investigative Reporter and Author Victor Malarek, filming for the new documentary One Perogy At A Time: The Sequel is finished. After editing and production by Tara Yolan Productions in Saskatoon, the project is complete. There have been successful showings in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Whitby and Toronto, and it has also been entered into the Yorkton Film Festival. The Sequel has been shown on Omni Television network and is also available on Youtube

Enough is Enough - Awareness To Action Day

Highlights of the event, held Saturday, September 28, 2019 can be found on our Youtube Channel

NASHI Will Present at Human Trafficking Conference

The Global Conference on Human Trafficking and Trauma: A Public Health Response conference will be held at the University of Toronto, Mississauga Campus, on June 24th and 25th. NASHI will be presenting our new Documentary and presenting the Maple Leaf House as a model for the prevention of trafficking of children from marginalized home environments.

And Then There Were 16

NASHI has welcomed two new girls to their new home at the Maple Leaf House. Victoria and Angelina are 5 and 7 years old, which in itself speaks volumes of the dire need for a home such as ours in Ukraine.

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