I thank CNN’s Heroes initiative for allowing the Ricky Martin Foundation to share and engage others in our commitment to end the exploitation of children by human trafficking and modern-day slavery.
Our principal project launched in 2004 was created to provide education and solutions for international efforts to abolish child trafficking, a modern form of slavery.
Germany’s RTL Foundation selected the Ricky Martin Foundation Child Development and Prevention Center in Loiza, Puerto Rico, as the international project among other four other projects to be recipients of donations received during their renowned RTL Spendenmarathon.
The Center will allow the children and youth at risk to receive an emotional and educational alternative that will maximize their potential as dignified human beings, proud of their culture and heritage. Most importantly, their right to be children will be safeguarded.
The center is scheduled to be open August 2014.