Members of the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention) Committee (TIPPC) within the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Public Safety and Labour visited three schools on Tuesday to raise the awareness among the nation’s youth about Human Trafficking.
Committee members made presentations at the Villa Primary School, the Antigua Barbuda Institute of Continuing Education (ABICE) and the Antigua Wesleyan Junior Academy. The interactive sessions saw students not only being told of the types of Human Trafficking and the signs of this “modern day slavery”, but students also engaged in conversation with the presenters. A number of Human Trafficking branded pens and pencils were also distributed among the students.
The school visits are a part of the annual week of awareness activities which began with a church service at the North Street Zion Church of God on Sunday.
Human Trafficking affects every country of the world, as a country of origin, transit, or destination. Persons are reminded to be vigilant as no one is immune.