Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Sierra Leone: Human Trafficking Campaign Penetrates Schools

From All Africa:

Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) last week established Anti- Trafficking School Clubs in four secondary schools in Freetown.

Grammar School, Vine Memorial, Prince of Wales and Bishop Johnson Memorial Secondary School are the first set of schools that witnessed the launching of Anti-Trafficking School Clubs.

Community and Public Affairs specialist, Faith Alliance Against Slavery and Trafficking, Fabundeh Ansumana stated that the fight against human trafficking requires a collective approach "We started this campaign four years ago and today we have a law against human trafficking in Sierra Leone.

We have visited eighty five communities and have trained over 1000 police officers to implement the law against trafficking," Ansumana said. He said the establishment of Anti-Trafficking School Club in schools is to inject into young people the elements to fight against human trafficking, a menace that is affecting human dignity.

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