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Q and A with Janice, Deputy Country Director, Philippines

November 19, 2019

From what motivates her every day, to how she helps restore the lives of trafficking victims – quality time with Janice, 10ThousandWindows Deputy Country Director.

Q: What motivates you in your work?
A: I am motivated knowing that the impact of our work in every survivor’s life can affect future generations. Their children and grandchildren have hope in telling a different story, living a life that is not haunted by fear and trauma.

Q: How do you help restore the lives of victims of modern slavery?
A: I help restore survivors by genuinely listening to them and treating them with dignity. During the early years of my work, I had the privilege of directly providing client services like soft-skills training and connecting survivors to scholarships and job referrals. Now, as part of the Leadership Team, I ensure client voice is taken into account when we make program decisions, and that staff are equipped to respond to client needs.

Q: What about your work has been the most fulfilling?
A: The most fulfilling part of my work is seeing our clients achieve a level of economic empowerment like having a stable job and thriving in their chosen careers. One of our former clients is now the Work Immersion Program Coordinator and I supervise her. She graduated cum laude with a 10ThousandWindows scholarship and is now a registered social worker. I am so proud of what she has accomplished and how passionate and professional she is in her work.

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