Thursday, 16 April 2015 10:41

Taekwondo school breaks boards and chains for International Justice

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Swift Current Christian Tae Kwon Do will host a Breaking Boards, Breaking Chains fundraiser for International Justice Mission (IJM) on Saturday, April 18, from 1-3 p.m. in the gym of the Church of the Open Bible (290 19th Avenue N.E., Swift Current).


Thanks to Trailview Builders and Tim Hortons, close to 300 boards will be broken using various taekwondo techniques and refreshments will be available to enjoy.
Students have been gathering pledges throughout the month in an effort to support the event.
The Church of the Open Bible also donated the use of their gym so that all proceeds could go directly to IJM.
Each belt level has been encouraged to participate and presentations will be made to the Top 2 fundraisers (individual and family).
Last year, approximately $4,500 was raised and donated to IJM, which currently has ongoing operations in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and Peru.
With the dollars that were raised, IJM investigators, lawyers and social workers are able to intervene in individual cases of abuse.
Focus is placed on the areas of sex trafficking, forced labour, slavery, sexual violence, property grabbing, police abuse of power and hill tribe citizenship.

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