Friends of Orphans (FRO) won the 2008 Harriet Tubman Reintegration Award. Join us in extending our deepest admiration and congratulations to the staff and volunteers of FRO for this well-deserved award!
freedom awardsAn international organization working to abolish slavery around the world, Free the Slaves, created the Freedom Awards 2008 to celebrate today’s anti-slavery heroes and to catalyze additional innovation and resources to end slavery once and for all. We are pleased to congratulate Friends of Orphans, a Firelight partner since 2005, as a winner of the first-ever Harriet Tubman Reintegration Award!
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The Freedom Awards were developed to continually identify ‘the next frontier’ for the anti-slavery movement and demonstrate the next strategic steps that need to be taken to achieve a world without slavery. The first Harriet Tubman Award was intended for an organization working within communities to make the most significant and transformative contribution to ending slavery, demonstrating how slavery can be dismantled and destroyed. FRO is a wonderful example of an an organization working to prevent and eliminate slavery, and bringing survivors to lasting freedom. Established by a group of six university-trained young men who are former child soldiers themselves, FRO works to serve the needs of children affected by conflict, orphans, widows, and caregivers. Working in Pader District in northern Uganda, FRO is dedicated to empower and reintegrate former child soldiers into communities torn apart by war and the atrocities the children were forced to commit.