School Outreach Programs are an essential feature of the Endchildtrafficking Campaign.
We aim at reaching as many Ugandan children and youth as possible in order to raise awareness on different forms of child trafficking and where to get help from.
Schools are therefore essential institutions and partners for us, since these are the places where we can work with many students and their respective teachers.
In 2018, our team developed education concepts for Primary Schools (6-11 years) and Secondary Schools (12-18 years) in Uganda. In these outreaches we embedded short theatre skits on different forms of child trafficking such as forced labour, child kidnapping or trafficking to destinations outside Uganda. By using participatory and creative methods, we engaged the students themselves and created spaces for them to ask questions.
During June and July 2018, we started our kick off and implemented outreaches in 30 schools in the districts of Lweza and Kajjansi (suburbs of Kampala).
Starting from the partnerships we formed with some of those schools, the Campaign is now establishing anti-trafficking clubs in schools that will start working in the beginning of 2019