1. Description of Our Community
This project addresses the community of young people in the age brackets of 12-18 in India and abroad. Because of their perceived vulnerabilities, young people have been constantly preyed on by human traffickers. Young people are therefore key stakeholders in the global issue of human trafficking and being so have a lot of say on how governments should deal with traffickers and how the youth as a community could learn important skills in empowering themselves to tackle the problem which affects them so much. Together, all the young people in the world may just be the force needed to put a stop to human trafficking.
2. Summary of Our Project
The Young People's Initiative Against Human Trafficking is a capacity building, advocacy and campaign intervention directed towards government policy change. It aims to provide skills and tools in advocacy to young people in the age brackets of 12 to 18 and finally to mobilise them in pushing governments to deal with the issue of human trafficking uncompromisingly.
3. Our Computer and Internet Access
A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:less than 20
B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:2-3
C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dial-up modem
D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:1
4. Problems We Had To Overcome
While the the Indian government is supposed to have provided the required communications and I.T. infrastructure, the issue of internet connectivity in rural areas could still use a lot of work.
5. Our Project Sound Bite
The International Schools CyberFair has given us a powerful tool to reach out to the world and make our voices heard.
6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?
With the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education's (CBSE)contructivist approach to socially-relevant education, the Young People's Initiative Against Human Trafficking fulfills an important aspect of student development in (Language) communication, civics, and Information Technology. We have learned so much about an issue that affects young people, acquired tools and skills to affect change, and earned enough capacity and confidence to deal with society and all there is in it.