Kids made aware of situations which could lead to an abduction

Primary school students were given workshops to educate them about human trafficking, as part of an ongoing campaign by the government

Students had the opportunity to present what they had learned during the workshops
Students had the opportunity to present what they had learned during the workshops

Primary school students at a Birzebbug school have been taught to look out for situations which could lead to an abduction, as they commemorated the European Union anti-trafficking day Thursday. 

The event, which is part of an educational campaign by the government to educate students and young people on human trafficking, gave students the opportunity to demonstrate what they had learned during previous sessions, through a series of workshops organised by the Cross Culture International Foundation Malta (CCIF). 

The CCIF is a non-profict organisation which aims to enhance international understanding through education, networking and volunteering. 

The NGO held ten 20-minute workshop sessions, where the youngters were taught what human trafficking involves, also instructing them on how to look out for signs of situations which could lead to an abduction.

Farrugia with the Birzebbuga head of school
Farrugia with the Birzebbuga head of school

“I hope that these series of workshops helped you to better understand what human trafficking is. I also hope that from now you will be more conscious on who to trust,” reforms parliamentary secretary Julia Farrugia said. 

The educational campaign is still ongoing, with planned talks and workshops to be held at the Giovanni Curmi Higher Secondary and MCAST. 

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