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.
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.
Girls have daily chores, just as children in our own homes. They assist the House Mothers with meal preparation and clean up.
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.
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.
Here you will find the latest news and event information from NASHI, copies of our Newsletters, and a feed of Human Trafficking News from Canada and around the world. Human Trafficking News links are external to our site and will open in a new window..
This New Documentary shows our girls in their new home. More than just a shelter, the Maple Leaf House, provides security and a hope for the future, made possible by Canadians like you. Journalist & Advocate VICTOR MALAREK will be in attendance at all events. He recently visited the Maple Leaf House and will give his observations on what this Home represents for our girls. Bring a friend or two for these events.
Regina on Wednesday Oct. 10 7:00 p.m. at Selo Gardens Community Centre – 1110 McNiven Ave.
FREE ADMISSION - Call 306-584-1238 or 306-757-4669 for more information.
Saskatoon on Thursday October 11th at 123 Nelson Road (by the forestry farm) at Cathedral of the Holy Family.
Social hour begins at 6:00 (with refreshments). Admission is free.
Donations will accepted towards he Bee Keeping Project, the production of honey at our Maple Leaf House. Friends are welcome
Edmonton Sunday, October 28 at 4 PM at the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex, 9615 153 Avenue Northwest. This event is being held in conjunction with The Green Light Awareness Society Unmasking The Truth Gala.. Tickets are $75 and are available from Eventbrite or by calling 780.437.2116 (Tymofiy) or 780.710.7951(Jaynne)
Toronto, Thursday Nov. 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the UNF Community Centre - 145 Evans Avenue. This event is sponsored by the Ukrainian Women's Organization of Canada, Toronto Branch. Donations are accepted at the door and will support the Maple Leaf House.
NASHI attended the Winnipeg session of the "Consultation on the Way Forward to End Human Trafficking in Canada' initiative of Public Service Canada. This session was one of three in Canada this year and will provide feedback to the federal government on future strategies, policies and laws.
With the assistance of Investigative Reporter and Author Victor Malarek, filming for the new documentary One Perogy At A Time: The Sequel is complete. The project is now in the hands of Tara Yolan Productions in Saskatoon for editing and production. We hope for completion by September and NASHI is planning showings in Saskatoon, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto, and we will also be entering it into the Yorkton Film Festival. There are also several television networks interested in the project so we are hoping for another national audience similar to the original.
Mark your calendars for March 16, 2019. Perogy Paradise return with a theme of 'B the Change'. More details will be coming in the new year. For faster updates, subscribe to our email list on the contact page.
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