PACT – PARTNERS AGAINST CHILD TRAFFICKING

PACT imagines a world without child trafficking and exploitation and brings awareness, advocacy and training to all people regardless of gender, religion, sexual orientation or otherwise. Their work is based on extensive research and leveraging the voices of the vulnerable in developing programs that provide relevant prevention and solutions to our communities.

The topic of child trafficking is very rarely discussed in neither schools nor homes, so students are often left unaware and vulnerable. Through a 1-hour online training course for students ages 13 to 18, skills are taught to recognize signs and signals of child trafficking and how to act on it.

· What is child trafficking?
· How do I recognize a victim?
· How do I report a trafficking problem?
· What is the scope of trafficking?
· Who does child trafficking affect?
· How do traffickers recruit victims?
· What is the cost?
· What factors raise the risk of victimization?
· What societal factors contribute to the issues of child trafficking?

“PACT invested in our students to teach, mentor and give them hope for the next
generation. PACT has given them a voice and a purpose to help stop child trafficking.”

Source: A parent of a high school senior

VR4SI – VIRTUAL REALITY FOR SOCIAL IMPACT

Master storytellers by trade, VR4SI is a full-service virtual reality company who specializes in filming and producing virtual reality and 360 films for non-profits and social good enterprises to bring more awareness to social causes that inspire people to take action.

Messages of doing social good often get lost by the noise of many and disconnected with distance. Through VR technology and collaboration, VR4SI brings the human experience closer and shares an interactive story to build empathy on social causes with impact.

90% of educators agree that VR technology is quite an effective way of providing
differentiated and personalized learning experiences for students.

Source: DreamBox Learning® and PBS, in partnership with the Education Week Research Center

ROTARY – END HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Rotary is the largest global service organization, with clubs in over 33,000 communities worldwide. Rotary-End Human Trafficking club members are dedicated people who share a passion for ending human trafficking/modern slavery. They serve as facilitators and problem solvers, and provide
forums for discussion, information, resources and tool kits to engage communities and support local organizations and agencies working to end human trafficking.

To end human trafficking, we have to prevent it before it happens.

· Raising Awareness
· Educating Children and Youth
· Reducing Risk Factors that make children vulnerable
· Stopping the Demand

A $32 billion-a-year industry, human trafficking is on the rise and is in all 50 states, and the State
Department estimates that 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the USA each year.

Source: Rotary | End Human Trafficking