Sahbu to Attempt Rescue of Two Liberian Girls from Slavery: Clarification
Sahbu seeks to clarify an article submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2013, and state that the country of Liberia does not condone or support slavery. The country is a free country and prosecutes perpetrators of slavery.
Slavery is highly illegal in Liberia and its neighboring countries, and the Liberian government prosecutes perpetrators of slavery and is proactively working to eliminate child labor in all of its forms.
Mr. Weight learned of two young girls on a trip to Liberia last October. He met many children, including Zoe and Baby that are illegally enslaved, and is determined to rescue them. Sahbu hopes to work closely with the Liberian government to help free children like Zoe and Baby, so the criminals that are involved can be prosecuted and the children can be freed.
Sahbu provides food, education, and mental health services to children in need. The nonprofit strives to help Liberian children receive the education necessary to have a normal and productive life. This trip is one of many planned for 2013.