Jan 10, 2020

Prevention of Human Trafficking through Art

Follow up with 12 student participates
Follow up with 12 student participates

A Follow up at Shree Praja Adharbhut School.

Makwanpur, Nepal

Jan. 8, 2020

HIMRIGHTS Makwanpur had conducted orientation program against Human Trafficking through Art at Shree Praja Adharbhut School, Handi Khola, Manahari Rural Municipality, with 29 students from grade 6-8, 17 girls and 12 boys, June 28, 2019. HIMRIGHTS Coordinator and the Principle of this school orientated the students on what is human trafficking, definition, foreign employment-unsafe migration,  internal trafficking, exploitation including sexual in entertainment sector using pictorial education materials. The focus was on what can be the role of school and students in its prevention. The children were asked to draw their understanding of human trafficking and what they could do for its prevention for themselves and others. The process of the drawing is for their internalization of the issue to become activist and how they can share with others.

We expect to have positive and sustained impact on our participants in all our programs and in Prevention of Human Trafficking through Art. Our objective is to have a multiplier effects of and by our program participants. We look forward to our participants to internalize the importance, magnitude, and prevalence of the issue; and they take it forward. As their participation and leadership is crucial for the prevention of human trafficking, they are in the ground to make a substantial difference at individual level, not us who do not live at the grassroots level. On Nov. 22, 2019 we conducted a follow up program in the school with the same children to assess the impact on them and the activities they organized or be part of to raise the issue in larger programs. The students are doing a superb job and the principle and teachers are very impressed by our program and requested us to conduct it more frequently. In the follow up program, 12 students participated, 8 girls and 4 boys. We provided with tea and snacks to all the participants and their teachers.

The sharing by our participants of what they did and doing are very impressive, they are from community school in remote area of this district.

  • The participants shared their learning and drawings of Human Trafficking and migration in their and other classes.
  • In most of the Friday extracurricular activities they had talk program to raise awareness on the issue.
  • Orientation of the issue through art/drawings has made it easier for them to learn and share.
  • They realized they can play a major role to prevent human trafficking and unsafe migration.
  • They strongly believe the orientation programs have enhanced their leadership as many of them have taken various proactive initiatives to raise the issues.
  • They participated in the announcement of Child Friendly Manahari Rural Municipality and spoke on the issue.
  • They participated in the local celebration of 13th Human Trafficking and National Children’s Day. They took part in street theaters and participated in the song competition in the program with the focus against human trafficking and unsafe migration. They wrote their own dialogues and songs. They shared what they learned in the Prevention of Human Trafficking through Art from the earlier program. The Municipality along with HIMRIGHTS and other NGOs shared the cost of this celebration.
  • They participated in the local National Childrens' Day with playcards against human trafficking and unsafe migration..
  • They committed to be activists for the prevention and requested for additional information materials and some fund to be more effective to expand their activities.
  • The particiapnts gave us permission to share their photos.

Jenisa grade 8, along with her friends Nikesh, Kanchan and Saraswoti spoke and discussed on what is human trafficking, how it occurs, how to prevent it in each Friday extracurricular activity for grade 6 and 7 in their school for 25 minutes in each class and planning to do more in other classes..  

Our activities in pipeline:

We are going to conduct orientation programs on Human Trafficking through Art in Suryodaya Madhyamic and Shree Praja Jagriti Adharbhut in February and May as they have exams before this. We will conduct follow programs too. We will include unsafe migration in all our orientation; increasingly there is thin line between trafficking and migration.

We would like to thank all our donors of GlobalGiving who made it possible to conduct these workshops, follow ups, and rallies

Jenisa, grade 8, Shree Praja Aadharbhut
Jenisa, grade 8, Shree Praja Aadharbhut
National Human Traffkcking, National Children Day
National Human Traffkcking, National Children Day
Participanting in song competition
Participanting in song competition
National Children's Day Rally
National Children's Day Rally
Speakers from local government and others
Speakers from local government and others
Participanting in street theatre
Participanting in street theatre
Oct 10, 2019

Program Against Human Trafficking through Artwork

Orientation on human trafficking, and other issues
Orientation on human trafficking, and other issues

HIMRIGHTS organized one day program against human trafficking in Shree Sagarmatha  Adharbhut School, Rupachuri, Manahari Rural Municipality, Makwnapur, Nepal, September 5, 2019 with the support of GlobalGiving. There were 28 students from grade 6-8, 15 girls and 13 boys.

 We conducted this program to raise awareness against human trafficking especially with students. We focused on what is human trafficking and what could be students’ roles for its prevention. We also wanted to assess students’ exsiting knowledge on this heinous crime against humanity. We conducted this program on this particular day to be part of the National Day Against Human trafficking.

The program started with HIMRIHGTS program coordinator Ms. Kumari Waiba, who gave talk program on what is human trafficking, how people can be trafficked through foreign employment/migration, a thin gray line between migration and trafficking; internal trafficking, exploitation and abuse in entertainment sector which mostly leads to human trafficking. All these were presented with various posters and leaflets. Both the School Principle Mr. Khadkabahadur Moktan and teacher Mr. Sanchalal Thingh supported her in the presentations. After this session the children were asked to do the drawings based on their knowledge on human trafficking and what they have seen or heard in their communities.

The children spent next four hours drawing. They focused on what is trafficking and what could be preventative measures. They felt this program has given them opportunity to understand the issue and learn what they should do to take precautions to prevent human trafficking.

In all the govnement public schools Friday is half day and they have extra-curricular activities after lunch break. Although, they had this type of program for the first time, it was very effective. The Principle appreciated immensely and thanked HIMRIGHTS and GlobalGiving, for such an informative and effective program on this important issue in their school. All the children were so excited to share their drawings and stories to rest of the school once they were done with the drawings.

They also had a small rally next day with the drawings in their community. Unfortunately we do not have any photographs as these schools are in very rural, remote areas, and impoverished areas thus, smart phones and cameras are not easily available. Next time we will try to ensure we have some photographs.

HIMRIGHTS provided colors pencils, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, and snacks for all the children and teachers involved in this program. They were very excited to get these materials. We took permission before taking any photographs of the children and they said that they have no problem using it in public space.

We are going to conduct a series of programs in different schools in this district. This is our second program. First one we conducted in Shree Adharbhut School, ward number 6, Manahari Rural Municipality, in the last quarter.  In both schools both the teachers and students really appreciated these activities and requested to continue it. There is serious need to continue this type of program in both public and private schools as the teachers and students will share the knowledge to others on how to prevent human trafficking.  We will do follow ups in both schools to assess the impacts and how they are sharing their knowledge with others. Due to rain and landslides accessing the schools and students for follow up has been very difficult. Finally monsoon is over we will we follow up in both schools.

They were very excited to hold their drawings/art
They were very excited to hold their drawings/art
sharing their artwork
sharing their artwork
Jul 12, 2019

Children Art for human trafficking Orientation Against Human Trafficking with Children and Artwork

Orientation against Human Trafficking
Orientation against Human Trafficking

June 28, 2019

 The orientation program Against Human Trafficking went superbly well. HIMRIGHTS Makwanpur with support of GlobalGiving conducted a workshop in Shree Adharbhut School, ward number 6, Manahari Rural Municipality, with 29 children from grade 6-8, 17 girls and 12 boys. HIMRIGHTS Makwanpur Coordinator and the Principle of this school orientated the children on what is human trafficking, definition, foreign employment-unsafe migration- internal trafficking, exploitation including sexual in entertainment sector using pictorial education materials.  They also focused on what  children think of human trafficking and how they could prevent it. The children were asked to draw their understanding and what they could do to prevent for themselves and others.

The school usually has Friday extracurricular activity. However, this is the first of its kind. The Principle of this school said that the program was extremely effective and thanked both GlobalGiving and HIMRIGHTS for conducting this program in their school. He requested to continue to conduct this type of programs in his school.

The program was for four hours, HIMRIGHTS provided drawing paper, colors pencils, pencils, erasers, sharpeners for all the children and snacks including himrights staff and teachers. We took permission before taking any photographs of the children. They said there is no problem to put it in social media too. They were very excited to hold their drawings/artwork for photographs.

As part of this program we will continue to conduct in three more rural schools in this district  and also conduct follow up programs to prevent human trafficking in this district.

Conceptual orientation by HIMRIGHTS and vice princ
Conceptual orientation by HIMRIGHTS and vice princ
Children drawing
Children drawing
Children drawing
Children drawing
How children are taken for forced labor to India
How children are taken for forced labor to India
How children are taken for forced labor to India
How children are taken for forced labor to India
 
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