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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tennessee woman helps Cambodian sex trafficking victims


Ryana Dearmond is 24 years old, and at the end of November she's moving to Cambodia for two years to teach a culinary school.  Through The Center for Global Impact, she'll work with girls who are 14-18 years old.  Ryana views this as her chance to make a real difference in the lives of girls who are affected by the sex traffic trade.

About 60% of Cambodian children are sold into sex trafficking at least once, with a third of those children being affected by trafficking on a regular basis.  "These girls are hurting," Ryana says.  "I'm excited about the opportunity. I've been given the opportunity to go make an impact. And I don't want to miss any opportunity."

After teaching the girls basic cooking skills like sanitation and proper knife techniques, Ryana will teach the girls how to make hot wings and ranch and bleu cheese dip--the girls want to learn how to make an American dish.

For more information on the human trafficking trade, please visit Girl Museum's exhibition Girl for Sale.

-Katie Weidmann
Junior Girl
Girl Museum Inc.

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