Educate 3000 children against societal risks

by Alliance Anti Trafic
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Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
Educate 3000 children against societal risks
We (in the middle) receive the award in Paris
We (in the middle) receive the award in Paris

Dear friends,

This morning, our friend sent us this article, published by one of the biggest online newspaper in Vietnam, VNExpress: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnamese-youth-sells-girlfriend-for-a-few-bucks-4172559.html

The pieces of information like this keep appearing almost everyday in the country. In most cases, the victims have struggled with issues such as: poverty, low self-esteem or boring life. Then, the traffickers prey on those vulnerabilities and show “the solutions” that could solve their problems. They might offer the promise of job opportunities in foreign countries or simply might offer love and support in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship. Lacking of information is one of the main factors pushing people to dangerous circumstances. Therefore, preventive education and knowledge to against trafficking among all members of society are key to beat the issue and related risks.

On the other hand, we would like to share with you the good news, is that Vietnam has managed to contain COVID-19, lifting social isolation measures, reopening the economy and allowing gatherings. Therefore, we are preparing for next training that aims to equip factory workers working at Kathmandu’s supplying companies in Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi with essential information and skills to protect themself, as well as their surrounding people from the risks of human trafficking, sexual and exploitation. The training is a part the cooperation between AAT and Kathmandu, an Outdoor Travel and Adventure company with retail stores throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Another update: we already completed training for 3000 students at 23 schools and 150 children in community in the province of Thua Thien Hue. “Please keep supporting us to organize that similar training. It is really important to the children in our province”. This is what our local partner, Department of Social Vice Prevention of Thua Thien Hue, told us in the final project report last month.

We are truly happy to that our project has played a role in anti-trafficking efforts of the whole country, and has been highly appreciated by our partners and beneficiaries. Prevention is just better than a cure and increasing the self-protection mechanism is the best way to help create a safe society.

Last but not least, we would like to share with you our good news. Georges Blanchard, our founder, was received the French Trophy for the Social and Humanitarian Category 2020. This prize is rewarded in recognition the work of Georges and his team at Alliance Anti Trafic Vietnam and Thailand for the outstanding accomplishments in the field of protecting and empowering women and girls at high risk of sexual abuse, exploitation and human trafficking in Southeast Asia since 2001.

Our team is so happy to share the good news with you as well as would like to take this opportunity to appreciate and express our warmest thanks for your valuable contributions to our success.

As usual, we would like to express our deepest thanks to you, the donor of our project. Please keep following and supporting us on GlobalGiving or contact us directly via the email: vnaction@allianceantitrafic.org

Take care and stay positive!

All the best,

AAT Team

Poster prepared for the next training at factories
Poster prepared for the next training at factories

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Students are participating in training
Students are participating in training

“I think the training helped my child and his peers gain more knowledge on these topics and get a healthier life in the future”. This is one of the quotes in many that we collected from parents who have children joining our training. A sample of 428 feedback were collected from parents which almost 80% of answers agree that their children start to discuss reproductive health issues with them more after the training, 99,06% feel more secure when their children are taught about prevention knowledge and skills, while other 90% think that the training is necessary for teenage ages and it should be a part of activities in all schools in the country.

How we measure the impact of the project? Firstly, we would like to tell you one of the issues that teachers will discuss with their students int he training - victim blaming. Victim blaming is the attitude which suggests that the victim rather than the perpetrator bears the responsibility for the assault. Victim who experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment often asked what they were wearing, what they did to “encourage” the perpetrator. This can make the victim become more vulnerable and feel ashamed for what happened. Finally, they may not report their assault. Educate children about not blaming the victim is important. No matter what they were wearing, how much they had drank, the victim should not be blamed because no one ask to be raped. In the results below, you could see there are 13.05% of students changing their mind about this bias after the training.

Similarly, the impact of project will be observed through the changes in knowledge, attitude and practice of students in other topics of the training. They will complete 3 KAP questionnaires (as we mentioned in the previous report) at before, after and after the training 2 months. The questionnaires collected are 1200 (400 student x 3 tests). The data collection process was done voluntarily and respectfully. The results are shown in the charts below.

Because of the negative impact causing by COVID -19, all of public and private schools in Vietnam including Thua Thien Hue where the project is running had to shutdown for more than two months (from the early of February to the middle of April 2020) following the instruction of the government.

Most of the schools started to reopen in the middle of April while the Ministry of Education and Training has pushed the end date for the 2019-2020 academic year term to a later time. The summer holiday will be shorted to one month. The students have not been trained in the project will participate in the training later after schools reopened. The project will finish in December of this year.

Until now, there are 2130 students in secondary schools and 150 children in community were trained. At the end of the project , there are 3000 students at 23 schools and 150 children in community will be equipped this training.

As usual, we would like to express our deepest thanks to you who support us in our journey of educating children essential knowledge and skills to protect themself and their community, as well as give them a foundation helping to enhance well being and a healthy life in the future.

Please keep supporting us!

All the best,

AAT Vietnam Team

Changes in knowledge before and after training
Changes in knowledge before and after training
Changes in attitude before and after training
Changes in attitude before and after training
Changes in practice before and after training
Changes in practice before and after training
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Training for students in Hue
Training for students in Hue

Dear friends,

Time flies so fast and today we will update you the new information on our project in Hue and new plan on training for factory workers in Tien Giang province of Mekong Delta.

About the training for students and children in community in Hue, 1830 in 3150 was trained. The evaluation results will be reported in the next three months to measure the impact of the project on the learners. The evaluation consists of 3 KAP questionnaires for students/children and 1 questionnaire for parents whose children join the training. KAP stands for Knowledge, attitude and practice. In the training, 20% of the learners will complete 3 KAP questionnaires before, after and after the training 2 months. The evaluation aims to detect the changes in their knowledge, attitude and behaviour before and after participating in the trainings. In addition, the schools that join the trainings will organized the meetings with parents to discuss directly the benefits and things need improving in the next stage, as well as collect parent’s opinions by filling the questionnaire.

The second stage of the training is planed to organize in January to February. However, because of the Covid19, the students in Vietnam will be absent from school for another 2 weeks after 2-week vacation for Tet holiday. Therefore, the training will continue after the students come back to school.

AAT is preparing another training for factory workers in Tien Giang province, Mekong Delta as well. This is a part of the cooperation between AAT and Kathmandu, an Outdoor Travel and Adventure company with retail stores throughout New Zealand and Australia. Vietnam is the second largest manufacturing country of the company with 8 factories throughout the country. The factory in Tien Giang is one of the suppliers of Kathmandu. In the training, AAT will train for a group of workers on the risks of human trafficking, harassment, sexual abuse and other related topics through TOT (train for trainers) training. The TOT group then could organize other trainings with co-workers in the factory with the consult of AAT. TOT training is a sustainable and effective way to improve of many individuals in the factory without the repeated cost and outside facilitators.  This is the first time AAT expands the prevention training to factory workers. The work aims to increase the self-protection mechanism in factory environment.

As usual, we would like to express our deepest thanks to you, the donor of our project. Please keep following and supporting us on GlobalGiving or contact us directly at: vnaction@allianceantitrafic.org

All the best,

AAT

3. Training for students in Hue
3. Training for students in Hue
New training booklet for workers
New training booklet for workers
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Dear Friends,

 

We are happy to share with you latest updates on Where Dreams Bloom, the project supporting at-risk girls to to school until they complete K-12 education.

 

In the end of December, we and our girls celebrated Christmas together in the activity Christmas party. This activity contained lots of interactive games to enhance the girls’ creativity, challenge them to think and, most of all, let them have fun. During the party we played pass the present (a holiday version of musical chairs), participated in a Christmas jeopardy game, had a white elephant gift exchange and a Christmas tree drawing competition. We also had food and drinks available for the girls and decorated the room with hanging paper snowflakes, Christmas posters and lights. The Christmas party was a blast and we feel so blessed to have such a wonderful group of girls as a part of this program. 

 

In the early of January, the girl participated in another activity with us - “Confident and team-building workshop”. During 3-hour staying at the park, we had lots of games and communication activities specially designed to not only enhance their self - confidence and capacity but also bring them joy for the weekend . We stared with the game Duck Duck Goose”. In the game, everyone sits in a circle with one person goes around touching everyone's head. Every time they touch someone's head they say duck but when they say goose that person has to try and tag them before the tagger gets all the way around the circle and sits down in their spot. Then we played Telephone game. The rule is the player sit in a line and we gives the first person in the row a word or sentence and the players have to whisper the word or sentence to the person next to them until they get to the last person. Once the last person gets the word they have to say it out loud and see if it is correct. In another part, the girls  joined some interviews with our staff talking about everything they are interested in. This experience aims to strengthen their communication skill in public. Most of people can get nervous when giving speech in front of a group of people and even feel more embarrassed when being filmed with a camera. So, they need to have good preparations, thinking what they will say in the clip as well as control their voice while talking. Just start out by speaking about anything you are passionate about to warm up and turn on your “speaker” personality. This is what we try to inspire the girls through the activity.

 

Last but not least, are you excited to see our new program publication this year? Our team makes this every 2 years to remember all the good memories that the girls have shared with us and more important, we would love to acknowledge all the support from the donors like you for the program. Please check it out by clicking on the link below:

http://allianceantitrafic.org/aatvietnam/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/2018.2019.-Where-Dreams-Bloom-Book.pd

 

Finally, we wish you have a new year with many success and happiness. Please continue supporting us and the program. These girls would not have access to the abundance of opportunities and experiences they receive if it wasn't for generous supporters like you.

 

All the best,

AAT team

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As we mentioned in the previous report, the material used for the upcoming trainings will contain added lessons. These new lessons include: Types of Harassment and How to Prevent It, Gender and Sexuality and Transgender Identity. We updated the previous lessons with new designs and photos as well. These changes are based on the feedback from the beneficiaries. Through these changes, we aim to help make the training process better for both trainers and trainees in the future.

We are currently collaborating with the Department of Social Vice Prevention of Thua Thien Hue in order to develop a training for their province. 3,000 students from 23 secondary schools will attend the training. This training will equip the students in the province with knowledge and skills to protect themselves from sexual abuse, exploitation, human trafficking, domestic violence, unsafe migration, etc.

In reference to the training in Saigon, we have met with the headmaster of the school and received lots of positive feedback about the project. The headmaster believes that our program will be really helpful for the students and provide them with crucial information for their wellbeing. This is especially true with the students in this school district because their parents are often immigrants and, because of this, they spend extended amounts of time alone. This means that these students have an increased chance of finding themselves in dangerous situations. We are still waiting for permission from local authorities to go forward with this project and hope to hear back from them soon.

We are pleased to announce that our organization, Alliance Anti Trafic Vietnam, has been nominated laureate of the Social and Humanitarian Award of the French Trophies of Asia and Oceania. This award ceremony will take place on December 5, 2019 at the residence of France in Singapore.

Last but not least, we would like to express our deepest thanks to you, the donor of our project. Please keep following and supporting us on Global Giving or contact us directly at: vnaction@allianceantitrafic.org

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Mai Huong Nguyen
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