doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation® Introduces PROTECT in Utah Schools

Human trafficking prevention education and training program aims to lower children’s vulnerability


PLEASANT GROVE, Utah—May 1, 2018—Today, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation in partnership with 3Strands Global Foundation introduced the PROTECT project in Utah Schools. The announcement was made at a press conference held at the Salt Lake Chamber in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah, by doTERRA co-founder Mark Wolfert, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, and 3Strands Global Foundation co-founder, president and CEO Ashlie Bryant.

The PROTECT project (PRevention Organization To Educate Children on Trafficking) is a human trafficking prevention education and training program that aims to lower children’s vulnerability to being trafficked by educating groups about possible dangers of human trafficking and the reality of the problem. Through PROTECT, teachers and students learn about red flags, response protocols, and ways to prevent exploitation through an online grade-specific curriculum.

The doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is taking part in the PROTECT project by helping to coordinate statewide implementation, with its first rollout in the Alpine School District where doTERRA’s corporate headquarters are located. The program is expected to serve approximately 800 high school students from the Alpine School District by the end of 2017-2018 school year. Discussions to enlarge the program are currently being held with the Utah State Board of Education as well as various school districts throughout the state.

“The mission of the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation is to bring healing and hope to the world by providing global communities with the tools needed to become self-reliant,” said Mark Wolfert, doTERRA founding executive, general counsel and doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation director. “Since 2016, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation has been combatting sex trafficking through a partnership with Operation Underground Railroad. In 2017, we expanded our efforts by partnering with Rapha House, an organization that works to help children rehabilitate and heal after they are rescued from sex trafficking. In partnering with 3Strands Global Foundation to introduce the PROTECT program in Utah schools, our fight against human trafficking is now threefold with measures in place to prevent, combat and provide healing to individuals around the world. Through partnerships such as this one, we have been able to make a global impact that would not be possible otherwise.”

In addition to partnering with 3Strands Global Foundation, the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation supports an array of great causes and partners with the following charitable organizations:

·        Days for Girls International

·        Mentors International

·        Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.)

·        Rapha House

To learn more about these partnerships, along with other community-based projects, please visit the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation website. 

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