PRESS RELEASE: Global EP Launches Anti-Human Trafficking Project PEARL; Raises $25,000 Over Weekend

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Tuesday August 11, 2020—In one week, Global Education Philanthropists (Global EP) launched Project PEARL and raised $25,000 for an immediate anti-human trafficking mission. The non-profit is based in St. George, Utah with anti-human trafficking operations spanning the globe.

PEARL is an acronym for: Prevention, Extraction, Advocacy, Reintegration, and Lead. PEARL describes the current approach Global EP and its sister organization, Adaptive Ops, collaboratively use to fight human trafficking. Human trafficking is the world’s fastest-growing crime. Occurring domestically and around the world, the crime takes many forms. These forms include: forced labor, the use of children as soldiers, domestic servitude, sexual exploitation, and organ donation.

On Friday, August 7, the non-profit raised $25,000 through Board of Advisors, which describes itself as “a select group of the nation’s most disruptive business owners, real estate investors, technology providers & marketers” on its website. “The funds will go to an immediate mission,” Global EP’s founder Cammy Bowker said on Friday.

Project PEARL – Free and Simple to Join

All interested individuals, businesses, and organizations can sign up for a free Project PEARL membership. Anyone who joins will receive access to free trainings, such as the family safety audit, and are added to a secure volunteer database. “The movement is starting. We are building an army! To join in the fight follow us on Instagram and Facebook to hear the announcements and to get updates,” Bowker said last week.

Leading the anti-human trafficking movement, Global EP is making PEARL a reality through its programs and strategic partnerships. Some ways the non-profit is already accomplishing PEARL is by empowering human trafficking survivors through medical, emotional, and life skills assistance.

A Call For Survivors’ Stories

Bowker hosts a podcast, Released Global. All survivors are invited to share their stories on the show by contacting cammy@globalep.org. In past episodes, Bowker has hosted human trafficking survivors and experts to talk about the latest trends in human trafficking. The podcast is available through Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and the Released Global Facebook page.

Additional Ways to Help

All who want to support Global EP immediately can share its Facebook and Instagram posts. Global EP also has a donation subscription option. Donations go directly to keep survivors employed. Each subscription order comes with a bracelet signed by a survivor and includes their escape date.

Global EP further reduces exploitation through:

  • Global Education Foundation higher education scholarships, which enable survivors to attend university or vocational trade school.
  • Scholarship placement for survivors in mental health care facilities.
  • Lifelong mental health support, rehabilitation, and legal resources for survivors.
  • Extractions through its partnership with Adaptive Ops.

TheCleanerNet, another Global EP partner, is a hands-on resource that helps parents protect their children from online predators. The company produces web filters equipped with the latest online safety technology for all devices, including smartphones and computers. The web filter is available for purchase at thecleanernet.com and a portion of the proceeds go to Global EP.

Another Global EP resource is Taylor Hart’s #NorthStar book trilogy, which is partly based on interviews with Bowker, is available at no charge through Amazon Kindle. The series focuses on fictional characters in situations based on real human trafficking cases. The books educate readers on human trafficking in an interesting and engaging manner.

To join the fight against human trafficking, sign up for Project PEARL at projectpearl.org, email info@globalep.org, call 1-866-589-4673, or message Global EP’s Facebook page @globaleducationphilanthropists.

About Global EP

Founded in St. George, Utah by Cammy Bowker, Global Education Philanthropists (Global EP) is a Federal 501(c)(3) organization. There are between 27 and 30 million victims of human trafficking in the world. Global EP has taken a sustainable, long-term approach to this problem though prevention, education, and aftercare. Through volunteers and strategic partnerships, the organization serves human trafficking victims and at-risk populations around the world. Its programs bring hope one person at a time and cure the human trafficking epidemic instead of treating its symptoms. Global Education Philanthropists announced Project PEARL on August 3, which offers a toolkit for all concerned individuals to help the non-profit fulfill its mission and end human trafficking.

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