Jacqui J. Sze
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A I M

[ Self Initiated Project, for a non-profit organisation Agape International Missions (AIM), fighting against child sex-trafficking in Cambodia ]

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noun.

“the highest form of love, charity" and "the love of God for man".

Making a stand to fight against sex-trafficking and having a voice for women who have been sexually victimised, has always been the heartbeat of where Jacqui's core passion lies.

In October 2018, Jacqui organised a trip where 8 creatives flew from all around the world to serve in Phnom Penh, Cambodia at AIM. AIM's core mission is focused on stopping the cycle of sex trafficking and exploitation in Cambodia, by preventing human trafficking, rescuing, restoring, and reintegrating survivors. 

Due to respect and protection of the girls' identities, only selective images where their faces remain unknown are shown in this series.

Due to extreme poverty, lack of education and exploitation for decades in Cambodia, many boys were forced to earn a living by becoming sex-traffickers themselves in this village, Svay Pak. However, through AIM's plantation of this gym and an ever-growing kids club since 2005, the boys have been given access to free education and a sense of belonging to a healthy community. 

As a part of this series, Jacqui has photographed these boys from The Lord's Gym, in Svay Pak, who now in turn, have transformed and serve to be protectors of the girls in their society.

AIM's Restoration Centre and The Lord's Gym serve as living testimonies to the community's transformation due to AIM's existence. 

Find out more here.

 Rescued Girls I at Restoration Centre, 2018.

Rescued Girls I at Restoration Centre, 2018.

 Rescued Girls II at Restoration Centre, 2018.

Rescued Girls II at Restoration Centre, 2018.

 Rescued Girls III, Restoration Centre, 2018.

Rescued Girls III, Restoration Centre, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym I, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym I, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym Portrait II, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym Portrait II, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym Portrait III, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym Portrait III, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym IV, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym IV, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym V, VI, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym V, VI, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym VII, VIII, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym VII, VIII, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym IX, X, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym IX, X, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym XI, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym XI, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym IX, X, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym IX, X, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym XI, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym XI, 2018.

 The Lord’s Gym XII, 2018.

The Lord’s Gym XII, 2018.