On October 18th, National Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings, was the launch of the “Trafficking and Smuggling Education Package” for secondary school students aged 12-18. The “educational package for human trafficking and human smuggling” was developed on behalf of the Coordination Center for Human Trafficking in Human Smuggling Aruba (CMMA) and the Venezuela Chain Manager (KMVEN). It is part of the “Habri bo wowo” campaign, which was initiated in 2021 and implemented through the website www.habribowowo.com, social media, radio, and newspaper.
The aim of the educational package is to discuss the facts and consequences of human trafficking and human smuggling with pupils of a vulnerable age. With the educational package we want to increase the knowledge and resilience of young people around the theme of human trafficking and human smuggling. In addition, the role of schools in raising awareness and providing assistance to potential victims is emphasized.
Opening of the launch was done by the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mrs. Evelyna Wever-Croes, Minister of Education and Sports, mr. Endy Croes and the National Coordinator Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling of Aruba mrs. Jeannette Richardson – Baars.
Those present on this day included representatives of the Parliament of Aruba (standing committees for justice and education), the boards and teachers of secondary schools, (chain) partners, the representative of the US State Department J-TIP Office Washington and the US Consul General of Curacao.
Cooperation of services and organizations and the transfer of knowledge on the subject is necessary at all levels if we want to fight against human trafficking.
Together we join forces to fight human trafficking!