In a world torn by war and unrest, the incredible story of Harold D’Souza, a victim-turned-policymaker comes as a shining beacon of hope for the world to be inspired by. In a recent highly admirable move, President Obama appointed Harold D’Souza, an Indian American to a key position on the historic United States Advisory Council on Human Trafficking.
“I am honored that these talented individuals have decided to serve our country,” President Obama said naming D’Souza and 10 others to the advisory council.
The Council provides advice and recommendations to the Senior Policy Operating Group and the President’s Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
“They bring their years of experience and expertise to this Administration, and I look forward to working with them,” President Obama said at the White House.
Earlier in his career, D’Souza served as a Sales Manager in India. He received an LL.B. and M.Com. from Maharaja Sayajirao University in Vadodara, India, the White House said.
D’Souza is a Survivor Advocate and a Public Speaker in creating awareness of resources available to common people. He is writing a book, ‘A frog in a well,’ inspiring people to overcome struggles in life.
D’Souza’s purpose in life is to be the voice, courage, hope and freedom to victims. He says to save, ‘The National Human Trafficking Resource Center – NHTRC, national toll-free hotline, 1-888-373-7888 or text ‘HELP’ to 233733 (BeFree) in America.
D’Souza is a Senior Supply Chain Associate for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, a position he has held since 2008, the White House said in a press release. D’Souza is also a founding member of the National Survivor Network.
After years of struggle, hard work and perseverance, Harold D’Souza earned a name for himself and is an inspiration to the world. Indeed, life has come full circle for D’Souza.
The two things that defines a person, is his determination when he has nothing and his attitude when he has everything. Harold D’Souza has definitely exemplified this in his journey of freedom to the White House.