‘Prevention is better than cure …’ so the adage goes. This why ZOE International & ZOE Australia operates their ‘Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign’ along Thai-Burma Border Region.
The target group of this program is the children and adults who live in this ‘at risk’ area of human trafficking activities. Throughout the year we educate people along the Thai-Burma border and at local schools on the dangers of human trafficking and how they can protect themselves from becoming a victim.
The ‘Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign’ program has been designed with two modes – a full program and a half program. The full program includes:
- teachings on the definition of human trafficking
- configuration of human trafficking
- types of human trafficking
- prevention from human trafficking
This program typically includes of mixture of:
- teaching workshops
- discussion groups
The ZOE Child Rescue staff often team up with the ZOE ministry students.
Working with this prevention program has truly developed teamwork within our ZOE Child Rescue team, as we experience the love, fellowship, commitment, and endurance among the team.
In addition, this teamwork allows us to see and know each other’s natural & spiritual gifts, which also helps to build up and strengthen us even more as a team. The way we connect with and spend time with the local people helps us to better understand their situations and problems which, in turn motivates us to work even harder to provide assistance for these vulnerable people. During the last quarter of 2015, we ran our ‘Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign’ program twice.