Through our school outreach program with our amazing volunteers, we have been able to reach 106 schools in Nigeria including primary, secondary and universities. We also reached out to 9 schools in Benin republic. Children are more vulnerable to trafficking, and as such there is a need to keep them informed about trafficking. We organized various programs as well as leaflets to keep them educated on trafficking.
As we move from school to schools some of these young students open up to us about the abuse they have endured. In one of the community secondary schools in Benue State, Nigeria, we were able to identify a 13 year old girl who revealed to us the actions she took because she was previously educated about sexual exploitation by one of her teachers. We cannot downplay the importance of engaging these kids on the dangers of human trafficking and abuse.
In Imo, Benue, Cross River and Abia states we have developed Human Trafficking educational materials for educators, which would be included in the curriculum pending when our letter is approved.