Mary Ward Loreto Women’s Project in Tropoja had an awarenes session for the youth in “Matosh Uka” school, in Dushaj on Thursday October 18th, The European Day Against Trafficking in Human Beings.
45 high school students attended the training and they were a very dynamic group, discussing trafficking in human beings and participating in interactive exercise on how to identify traffickers and potential victims of trafficking. They shared examples and enjoyed this opportunity for learning.
Last week, MWL Youth traveled to Saranda for training sessions on raising awareness of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. The trainings were held in 2 gymnasiums in the city. The general gymnasium, “Hasan Tahsini”, has been cooperating with MWL for 4 years now. We always feel welcome in their school. The second gymnasium, “Anton Thanasi”, is at a school where one of the teachers asked for our services specifically on this topic, through the contacts on the foundation web site. We are delighted that schools and their leaders recognize the need for raising awareness against this phenomenon for their students, whose age makes them more vulnerable to being at risk of it.
October is the month of awareness raising against human trafficking and modern slavery. The Youth Project of Mary Ward Loreto had an awareness session for the youth of Sejfulla Maleshova school in Kelcyre, about 4 hours away from Tirana.
Collaboration with school leaders has been ongoing for 3 years, and we enjoy our work each time we return to the school.
31 high school students from last year took part in the training. Some of them participated in this training when they were in their first year and remembered information about this phenomenon, making the training more active and dynamic for students participating for the first time. The interaction during the 1 hour training, with the information and exercises, allowed them to share their community experiences with real-life experiences of exploitation victims.
High school: Sejfulla Maleshova, Kelcyrë.
This is our 4th year collaborating with the Sejfullla Maleshova high school. The youngsters there are eager to learn more. This training highlighted the effects of overused social media on the wellbeing of teenagers and the high risk of becoming a victim of the human trafficking phenomenon from the lack of smart-management of social media.
35 youngsters were present in this training and were provided with techniques of how to take care when using technology and social media.