Since I learned that young girls in Southeast Asia are sexually abused in order to survive, it was clear to me that I would not know how to rest unless I started fighting against this new form of slavery. As a Christian, I cannot stand idly by in the face of this manifestation of pure evil. I must act as vigorously as possible. Being the eyes, ears and voices of all young victims of sex trafficking is the essence of my work as a photojournalist and president of Talitha Koumi.
A career in education has often shown me that kindness, especially towards the young, the most vulnerable, is essential for the adults who work with them. Retirement does not mean to stop being available to contribute and to be present for the young protected of Talitha Koumi. I’m here to make a difference in their lives.
For me, getting involved in an organization that helps give a more promising future to young girls in need is a way of giving a little of what I have to those who have nothing. A normal life without prostitution and violence, a future with dreams that can come true should be for everyone. There are so many needs and very few resources, a little time to do good in the life of these young girls is a joy.