Doors to Diplomacy Participants

Saint Louis University Laboratory High School (2012 Doors to Diplomacy Project ID 7285)
Philippines, Benguet, Baguio City
Official Status: Final Project: Ready for Judging
Category: 2. Promotion of Peace and Democracy: Social Issues

We estimate 4 student(s) from 14 to 15 will work on this entry.

Description of Our Team: "Angelica Abad- A taekwondo player who loves to blog, read books. She also loves to take photos and an avid listener of music. She is a girl who dreams and wishes to be a doctor or a forensic expert. And also, she is a girl who regrets wearing her eyeglasses.

Coleen Dizon- A pianist in the making who listens to classical instrumentals and sings punk rock music. She wants to be a doctor, but dreams to be an astronaut. She enjoys taking long walk alone and also enjoys reading books.

Rajan Felizco- She is a feature writer of the campus' school paper. She is an active member of the Performing Arts Club and is a prominent member of a local Theater Performing Guild. She hopes to study abroad and become a well renowned Journalist.

Merimar Ramos- She loves to sing and enjoy doing things that are mostly prohibited. She dreams to become a business accountant or business manager she also dreams to become a fashion designer and believes in the saying that “the only real failure in life is the failure to try.” "

Project Description: "Child labor refers to the employment of children at regular and sustained and is a predicament that started during the early 17th century and is still one of the worst problems we are facing right now. Child labor comes in numerous forms but out of all of the types of child labor, one emerges to be branded the worst; child trafficking. Child trafficking is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring of children whether by force or not, by a third person or group; the third person or group organizes the recruitment and/or these other acts for exploitative purposes. In the Philippines, child trafficking is not often heard but that does not mean that it does not occur in our country. In fact, just last year, DSWD (Department of Social Welfare and Development), rescued 600 minors, 192 of whom were male and 408 of them were female. The Philippines is ranked in Tier 2 of the watch list of the 2009 Trafficking in Persons Report of the United States. Recent studies show that Philippines is the 4th country with the most number of children prostituted. Of course, Child trafficking does not only happen in the Philippines but in a lot of countries around the world as well. Unfortunately, child trafficking is becoming more popular and is even out ranking drug dealing. Our project aims to provide an accessible and user-friendly website to inform our age bracket, 14-16 of the alarming transactions that happen not only in our country but in other places as well. Our group would like to offer facts and open the eyes of the youth on how to help victims recover, how to contact authorities and call for help if ever they know a victim and how to help prevent the problem. "

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