Ricky Martin Stands Up Against Human Trafficking
The singer joins forces with Doral Bank to save children in Puerto Rico.
The Ricky Martin Foundation has come together with Doral Bank to create a new program called Se Trata, whose objective is to create social awareness of human trafficking, which threatens against the security and future of children in Puerto Rico.
The pop star’s purpose in this partnership is to provide continuity to disturbing findings revealed by a study titled, Human Trafficking in Puerto Rico: An Invisible Challenge, conducted by the Ricky Martin Foundation, the University of Puerto Rico and John Hopkins University, and sponsored in part by Doral.
“As a community bank, our commitment is greater than tending to the communities’ financial needs, it’s getting involved with them, helping them grow, and giving them something special. As part of this commitment, we feel the responsibility of taking action to protect our children, offering them opportunity of having a better quality of life,” said Glen Wakeman, CEO and President of Doral Financial Corporation.
The community program will have a series of workshops, which will take place throughout the month of June, in order to train target groups on the prevention, protection and prosecution regarding human trafficking. Educational material will be provided by UNICEF, which has also joined in the effort.
In addition, leadership trainings sessions for children and young people will be given in Doral’s Leadership Center to students of Ricky Martin Foundation’s Centro Integral, partially operating in Loíza. For more information go to The Ricky Martin Foundation website. (PRWeb)