Youths have a unique position and role to play in the community. Youths are armor bearers. They are change makers in any community around the world. “If youth[s] are included in programs to meet needs and empower communities, they can become lifelong participants and take on a sense of ownership in development efforts,” stated Brennan, Barnett and Baugh in Youth Involvement in Community Development: Implications and Possibilities for Extension.
As a result of the unique position of youths in the community, it is important to engage them in the fight against human trafficking and other forms of violence against humanity. They can use their energy and motivation to create a positive change.
It is in the hope of creating that positive change that The Enitan Story has officially launched a campaign geared towards college students. The campaign is called Students Against Abuse and Slavery International (SAASI). The goal is to engage students in human trafficking prevention through awareness. Students are encouraged to participate in various activities on and off campus that enhances education and awareness in their respective communities.
There are key roles that students can play in the campaign like becoming a SAASI Ambassadors. As an ambassador, you will be able to learn more about the subject of human trafficking, educate others within and outside your campus community, and collaborate with fellow students, groups, or organizations working to end human trafficking in your community.
Interested students can contact the SAASI U.S. Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to apply to become an ambassador.
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Resource: Student Opposing Slavery: http://www.lincolncottage.org/education/sos/