A Brigham Young University Student, Garrett Gee and his wife, Jessica, embarked on a lengthy trip round the globe with their two children after selling their company to snapchat. The Gee Family is also popularly known as the Bucket List Family. Apart from having their own adventures, they are working towards making a difference in the society. The family has donated LASIK Surgery, volunteered at orphanages and paid for a family to go to Disneyland. The family are also hoping to make a world of difference for some school-age children in Nepal by educating them about sex trafficking.
“We recently traveled to Nepal, where we spent 10 days with Effect.org, a nonprofit working against the problem of human trafficking through education and building schools.Our time in Nepal was spent traveling to villages, meeting victims and learning more about the problem and working on solutions,” said Jessica Glee.
Prior to traveling to Nepal, the Gees did not know very much about human trafficking. Having watched the movie “Taken,” they figured young women were being kidnapped, Gee said.
“In reality, young woman are being deceived. Traffickers will target young girls from poor villages and promise them opportunities like jobs, education or even love,” Gee said. “But, as soon as they are taken away from their home and across the border into India, they are beaten, addicted to drugs and turned into sex slaves.”
They were deeply saddened and depressed when they learned about how young girls were deceived and were objectified. Thus, they were motivated to to help in any way possible. After several research and planning, they figured out that school is the best way to raise awareness and now they are on a mission to raise funds to build a new school in Nepal.
“Schools give these young women safety, education, opportunities, surveillance and the literal know-how to avoid traffickers,” Gee said.
The Gee’s must raise $50,000 to build a new school in Nepal. Till now, they have raised more than $26,500 which included their own contribution and money raised from the crowdfunding campaign.