Building Resilient Communities
Human Dev Index:#149 (Aus #5)
Our partner works in the sprawling urban slum areas in the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar's capital. Due to poverty, children and young teens from the slums are vulnerable to being trafficked. The military coup (began 1/2/21) together with COVID-19 has exacerbated the trafficking risks due to increased financial pressure faced by families who have lost jobs. Families fall deeper into debt bondage and are desperate. With 12 community centres operating in the poorest urban trafficking hubs, our partner is well placed to deliver strong anti-trafficking awareness programs to these vulnerable communities and to engage in regular household visits.
Why support this
Our partners are nimble, hands-on and experienced and work towards building safe and holistic communities. They work closely with other anti-trafficking agencies and community leaders to protect children and families to bring about change in communities where trafficking, gang violence and poverty are rife. We appreciate that they pinpoint effective strategies based on practical experience, and engage the participation of volunteers from the slum communities.
$22,000 for a 1yr project.
- 576 meetings (12 weekly) for anti- trafficking training support groups
- 50 in-depth household visits per week
- 3 trainers to build capacity of community centre staff
- Printed material and short videos for support groups
Expected Life Change
- Families will be taught how to avoid traffickers and paedophiles.
- Families will feel empowered to build strong communities.
- Families can access safe community centres and will find adults to trust and can report trafficking risks.
- Women empowered through vocational skills training and the knowledge to build family resilience to trafficking.