Walk to end slavery with PROJECT FUTURES in february 2018!
The Grampians is known for it's spectacular views, unspoilt nature, as well as its past and continuing cultural associations.
We're inviting you to experience it first hand with an epic team of PROJECT FUTURES supporters in February 2018!
During this three day trip, we will step out and explore the Grampian region's outstanding natural beauty on foot. On the way, we will see rugged mountains with spectacular peaks, vast plains, numerous waterfalls, unique and diverse native plants, animals, as well as ancient Aboriginal rock art sites.
When you walk, you will not walk alone. Members of the PROJECT FUTURES' team will be right by your side every step of the way!
Day 1: Halls Gap, Chatauqua Peak and Fyans Creak (8km)
Day 2: The Grand Canyon, Pinnacles, Sundial Peak (12-15km)
Day 3: Zumsteins and McKenzie Falls, Hollow Mountain or The Balconies (10km)
DATE: Friday 9 February - Sunday 11 February 2018
COST: $800 (land only)
FUNDRAISING TARGET: $2,500 per person (tax deductible)
Proceeds from this challenge support the important work of our local impact partner, The Salvation Army’s Trafficking and Slavery Safe House. Supported by PROJECT FUTURES since 2011, the Safe House provides the only supported accommodation service within Australia for individuals who have experienced human trafficking, slavery or slavery-like practices.
Women and young girls are assisted to overcome extreme disadvantage through a comprehensive supported accommodation service, complex case management and given help to navigate complex systems and social structures.
Case managers work with individuals to empower and strengthen their abilities, working toward a full realisation of their human rights.
The Safe House simultaneously advocates for systemic change to decrease the barriers faced by individuals following exploitation; utilising a unique survivor led movement to do this. Case Managers resource and guide clients to learn living skills, navigate complex legal and migration situations and break down language, employment and education barriers—in turn reducing vulnerability to further exploitation
This will be the third time we have hiked across part of Victoria to support victims and survivors of slavery in Australia, but the first time we have traversed the Grampians.