Tuesday, October 2, 2012

THINK recognized for rescuing enslaved, criminal girls

Samaritan's Purse is honoring a Liberian activist for rehabilitating girl soldiers in Africa.

Female soldiers are captured by rebels, forced into their military and often required to marry or serve as concubines to rebel officers. But Rosanna Schaack operates an organization called THINK, which reclaims the girls.

"We started out in 2003 running a rehabilitation home for child soldiers -- especially girls -- offering them basic literacy, vocational skills training, life skills, counseling," she shares. "And being a faith-based organization, we offer a lot of biblical counseling."

Along with being honored by Samaritan's Purse, Schaack recently received the Human Rights Award from Vital Voices.


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