The prevalence of human trafficking is an issue that can no longer be ignored. The lack of awareness and proper education on human trafficking are two of the principal contributors to this problem. I strongly believe that we, as a community, have the ability to address the overall lack of knowledge on this issue. It is this lack of awareness that continues to fuel this growing criminal industry.
After recognizing the problem of lack of awareness in my community, I moved to focus my Gold Award Project on addressing it. I believe that educating young adults on how to look out for traffickers and victims will help reduce the number of cases left unidentified. Knowledge is the power, as my peers will be able to avoid falling victim to this criminal industry. What most do not seem to realize is that human trafficking is everywhere, and just because one is not aware of that does not make the matter disappear.
We may not be able to change the world, but if we change the life of just one person, we made a difference. With that, I hope to inspire everyone to join the fight.
You may choose to look away, but you can never say again that you did not know.
Quoted by William Wilberforce- a British politician, philanthropist, and leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade in the 18th century
Advocacy is the way to ensure every member of society has their voice heard; and through this project, we are the voices for those who cannot speak up.
I urge my community to come together to support the cause. By potentially reaching more people, we not only expand the scope, but we strengthen the impact.
As said countless times before, communication is key, and communicating impact is an essential part in attempting to resolve a community issue.
However, effective communication is less about talking and more about listening. This project encourages all to reach out.