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Successes

Our saves are a big deal. People ask us how we do it. There’s no secret sauce. They’re a result of people joining forces and taking action together. Public demand works for Civil Liberties, Human Rights, and Children’s Rights too.

2015

Rainbird saves a North Dakota boy who was kidnapped

In June, 2013, a father with a history of violence and a police record took his 5-year old son for vacation visitation. A week before he was scheduled to bring the boy home to the mother - who had sole custody - the father told the mother she would never see her son again. The father went on the run and the mother spent the next two years searching across the U.S. for her son. The police and courts in three states refused to help her. At the end of her rope, she called us. For the next two weeks we worked with her and on September 29, 2015, she found her son. Scared to death and out of money, she borrowed $1,800 for two tickets, a rental car, and two nights in a motel. On October 8th, she flew to California and on October 9th, after being denied a police escort to help get her son, she went to the school alone, picked up her boy, and flew home. The process was terrifying, but the now 7-year old boy is home, back in school, and settling in with his family.
2014

RAINBIRD IS WORKING ON A BREAKTHROUGH

After over a year of discussion, our team found a way to make it possible for anyone on earth to save children in any situation. Currently in development, we look forward to unveiling it and making it available soon!
2013

Background Check Loophole Shut at UW-Madison

After learning of a sexual offender employed by the university, we demanded an investigation and the man was terminated. We asked the school how they could hire a sexual offender and we found out that they didn’t do background checks on anyone but full-time employees. There is now a new hiring policy: all interns, part-time employees, full-time employees, volunteers, and independent contractors must get a background check before they are hired.
2012

Rainbird saves a three year old Missouri Girl

A 3 year old Missouri girl was being abused. On multiple occasions, family and neighbors called The Division of Family Services (DFS) and the police who did nothing to save this child even after she was taken to ER. In a fit of frustration, the family called us. We told them to tell DFS we were involved and that we would take this issue to the streets if they didn’t save this child. DFS asked them to NOT contact us and promised to save the child. True to their word, DFS called the child’s extended family. The child was pulled out of harm’s way by nightfall and the abuser was incarcerated.
2012

A Missouri Public School Cleaned Up Its Act

After a public school refused to stop mistreating a child, Rainbird’s state leader got involved. Teachers were fired and the Board of Education now patrols the halls at the end of the school day to resolve issues and make sure conditions remain improved for children.
2011

An Abused Illinois Boy Gets The Help He Needs to Recover

A 14 year old boy in Illinois was abused multiple times. Child Protective Services knew about him and did nothing. When the boy molested other children, CPS wanted to imprison him without therapy. One of our leaders got involved and called Illinois’ CPS. After years of his family getting nowhere with CPS, our leader got this boy the help he needed.
2011

Illinois Funded Their Child Abuse Hotline Properly

We learned that 60% of people calling to report abuses against children couldn’t get help because no one answered the call, we campaigned for proper funding of the hotline so that all reports are taken. Illinois agreed to fund 100 staff positions in the Department of Children and Family Services to improve their efficiency and increase the number of calls answered on their hotline!
2010

Amazon Stops Selling The Book: The Pedophile's Guide to Love & Pleasure

In November 2010, we found out about this disgusting book. In response, we created a campaign to get hundreds of people to call and email Amazon, demanding that they get rid of this book. At first, they resisted, but within twenty four hours, the media found out about it and within the week, Amazon took the book off the market.
2016

We stopped the violent abuse of a 5 year old girl

When one of our volunteers reported the violent physical abuse of a 5 year old girl whose mother was abusing her, we intervened and with the help of this Rainbird Volunteer who is also the child's teacher, we worked with the mother to develop her parenting skills. The child is now a happy, healthy, flourishing little girl.
2016

We saved a 15 year old girl

When we learned about a 15 year old girl who was tortured with scalding hot water by a family member, we got the police involved. We then got the child medical care and pushed for legal action to be taken against the offending family member. The girl is now in recovery.
2016

We saved a young boy

We found a 10 year old boy living on the streets who’d been there since Christmas 2015. He was filthy, malnourished, and sick with fever. He had one t-shirt and shorts in rags. He begged for food and money from people who passed. His bed was an improvised pile of magazines, newspapers, and cartons with extra newspaper for a blanket. He bathed when it rained but had no clothes to change into. Rainbird intervened and while we worked to locate his family, we got him medical care, gave him a warm bed, nutritious food, new clothes, and tutoring. Because he never went to school, we began daily tutoring to catch him up to the other children his age. We found his family, learned his parents had died and that his brother had abused him, applied for government aid, found another family member to take him in, and began the process of getting him home. He is now well and has gained weight. He sleeps through the night, bathes daily, has new clothing, and is making friends in the neighborhood. His Aid should start in January, at which point we will take him to his sister and enroll him in school. He can now identify numbers, colors, shapes, vowels, and the alphabet. We have a long way to go, but he has made exceptional progress and we’re confident that he’ll be able to finally go to school.
2016

ON JULY 27, 2016, RAINBIRD PHILIPPINES Saved a Six Year Old boy

On July 27, 2016, Rainbird Philippines held an Understanding Child Abuse seminar at Pasta Elementary School. While he was there, Country Leader, Eric Suan, saw a 6 year old boy not in class. The child was malnourished, filthy, and suffering from skin disease. Eric asked the teacher if the boy was enrolled and the teacher said he wasn’t. Eric approached the child, interviewed him, and learned that his parents had abandoned him and left him with his grandparents. Last year, his grandmother died and his grandfather couldn’t afford to feed him or send him to school anymore, so the boy was on the streets, begging for food.
After the interview, Eric went to the Principal’s office. They discussed the child and Eric asked her to re-enroll the boy even though there were no funds and it was late in the enrollment period. The principal agreed to a special enrollment and Eric agreed to bring the boy's case to the local council for funding. Local Council agreed to provide food and enroll the grandfather in a government program that provides him monthly financial support, and our beautiful 6-year old boy is back in school, eating, and recovering! And we will follow up monthly to make sure he continues to flourish.
2015

We recently saved 8 children and 55 women from the sex trade in San Francisco, Agusan Del Sur in the Philipines.

2014

National Youth Commission of the Philippines

Rainbird Philippines is now registered as a youth serving organization of the National Youth Commission of the Philippines. We have built solid working relationships with many politicians in many regions throughout the Philippines to pass ordinances that more thoroughly protect children.
2013

Our Leader, Eric Suan, was nominated for the PINOY HERO OF THE YEAR FOR 2013

2013

We joined the Outreach Program for children

We have joined the Outreach Program for children, giving school supplies to indigent children, victims of abuse, and victims of the insurgency in the Philippines. We have radio partners plugging our mission to end child abuse on the LIPS 106FM, VIRGIN RADIO 95.3 and the Light & Life Radio. These radio stations have interviewed Rainbird Philippines on cases and child related issues. We have also been in the local news of MEDIANETNEWS and CENTRO NEWSPAPER
2013

RAINBIRD INITIATED A PROJECT CALLED “THE WRITING PROGRAM” TO HELP IDENTIFY ABUSE. CHILDREN LEARN TO WRITE THEIR STORIES. SOMETIMES, THEY TELL A VERY PERSONAL STORY OF ABUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS BEGINS THE PROCESS OF RECOVERY.

The Philippines hosted a writing program in Davao City giving children the opportunity to tell their stories, including stories of abuse. Telling one’s story of abuse is the first step to recovery. It has the powerful impact of setting a child free so they can learn again. Combining education and storytelling, children hone their writing and reading skills while telling stories, sometimes for the first time, so they can be heard and helped and given the opportunity to recover and reclaim the rest or their childhoods.
2012

We started here August 2012. After almost two years of campaigning here in the Philippines, we have reached almost 2000 people who took a stand for the end and are still growing.

2016

We helped a 15 year old rape victim

When we learned about the rape of a 15 year old girl, we intervened because no one was doing anything about it. The rape ended up in a pregnancy. There was no option for abortion and the ``father`` refused to take responsibility. We helped the child after she gave birth to a sickly baby and we are now taking legal action to insure the “father” takes legal and financial responsibility for his child.
2014

Rainbird Saves 5 Girls in Uganda

A grandmother came to our leader in Uganda and told him that her grandchild and 4 other girls, ages 13 - 15, had been kidnapped by a nightclub bouncer. The girls were drugged and forced into prostitution. The woman had gone to law enforcement but they refused to help. We took her case on and went to the Chairman and police. We reported the case and joined forces to save the girls. The police charged the nightclub bouncer with defilement and we saved the 5 girls, got them counseling, and back into school. They are now all home with their families.
2013

We started a Scholarship Program

In our new scholarship program, ten scholarships have been granted in Africa. This kept children off the streets and out of slave labor and sex trafficking!

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