Protection through education

Prevention work can change lives! That's why the Holy Trinity School joined forces with Heilsarmee on the 27th of March, and invited all pupils, teachers and employees to a seminar on human trafficking.

It's hard to comprehend but unfortunately, it's still a reality. Slavery still exists, even now in 2019. Officially, it's forbidden around the world, however, there are still modern forms of slavery, such as human trafficking, which is a massive phenomenon of the 21st century. In particular, women and children in poor regions are most at risk from becoming victims of exploitation and human trafficking. And it's no different in Uromi. The teachers of the Holy Trinity School take this danger very seriously and do their utmost to enable their charges to grow up safely and offer them better future prospects.

Human trafficking seminar
Human trafficking seminar

A school to prepare the children for life

The Holy Trinity School isn't just another school in Nigeria's educational landscape. Frederick Akhelumele founded the school in 2005 with the aim of providing as many children as possible from poor conditions with the best education possible. His vision was to make a difference in the economic landscape in the long-term, and to improve the area's social situation. For this reason, the school sees it's role as, not only to pass on knowledge, but also to prepare the children for life in general. Their years at the Holy Trinity School should enable the children to help themselves and to become independent, strong individuals. It's therefore very important to the school board to ensure that the children have the necessary know-how to recognise danger and to protect themselves from it.

Playful learning to teach the children to avoid danger

On the 27th of March, the school joined forces with Heilsarmee, an international help organisation, to put on a prevention seminar covering the topics of human trafficking, modern slavery and the dangers of illegal migration. Before the seminar, the pupils had already been learning about the subject with their teachers, through plays and dance choreography. On the actual day of the seminar, the pupils were able to delve deeper into the subject in an interactive, child-friendly way to learn how to assess high-risk situations and identify danger as quickly as possible. The seminar was rounded off with free injections by Heilsarmee against tetanus and yellow fever for all the females, including female staff.