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The Alchemy Design Project

Where Hope Lives

The Alchemy Design Project Story

The Alchemy Design Project is an initiative created by Sydney Scherr after traveling to Cambodia for a holiday while teaching college in Malaysia. "There, I met two sisters-10 and 11 years old, and we became friends. They were sweet and innocent and in the sex trade having been trafficked by their mother. Their harsh reality shocked me and inspired me to reimagine the futures of trafficked children". The Alchemy Design Project is a simple, sustainable solution promoting alternatives to the sex trade through sharing your knowledge of vocational skills.

Combining your vacation travel with a desire to create life-changing opportunities that impact children's futures, simply by teaching what you know, YOU will be able to build pathways for a survivors financial freedom and independence from exploitation.  Education is the key, and training that supports marketable skills enables children to experience personal self-esteem, pride and hope.  Each child is provided a tool and material supply set appropriate to the skills you are sharing.  No child should have a financial burden when beginning their journey to personal empowerment.

Come summer 2023, The ADP will offer logistical and financial supplies support to eager travelers who want to do something remarkable while on vacation, in addition to site seeing!  The ADP will help connect you with Non-governments Organizations working with survivors. We will help fund teaching materials, were we are able, and get the materials to your destination.

All it takes is the desire to share your time and knowledge, compassion, empathy and a non-judgemental heart!

Releasing Butterflies: The Alchemy Design Project 

I think of teaching young survivors as releasing butterflies. Radiantly beautiful, delicate, strong and fragile: butterflies are able to fly 1000's of miles; however, if the dust on their wings is disturbed they may become flightless. Teaching these brave, strong and resilent young women has been the gift of my lifetime. They have shown me where hope lives and thrives. They have changed my life, and everyone who has had the privilege to work with these remarkable young women have had their lives changed as much as those we taught. Their hearts are wide open with passion and HOPE to create a better world for themselves, and to become contributing members of their communities.
 

The joy of transforming lives

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