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IF WE TRAIN THE MIND,
WITHOUT TRAINING THE HEART, WE HAVE FAILED IN EVERYTING. –Aristotle
We believe in the new generation and in their potential to bring social change.
For this reason we have outligned a modern, interactive presentation about the issue of human trafficking, with rich audiovisual content and a wakeful message adjusted to the needs, possibilities and language of the young generation. Hope Spot team, with licence from the Ministry of Education, has been visiting the last 3 years the public and private schools of our country, presenting the problem of human trafficking, the dangers, ways of protection, and ways someone can volunteer to offer help.
The title of our campaing is:
"WAKE UP_THE WORLD_WON'T CHANGE ON ITS OWN"
Our cooperation with the schools and other educational departments , was amazing. Every year we receive thank you letters from school's prinicipals and teachers, and this brings us a great joy!
This year we visited 17 schools, we did 30 presentations and we informed 2.263 students. It was the greatest number of students we had through all the years that we have been running this school's campaign.
But, the greatest reward for us, is the response from the students. The comments by students during the presentatins and on the questionaires that they get to fill in at the end, really are a great encouragement to us. They express themselves with compassion, respect towards the victims, they anwer with sincerety and they want to fight injustice and exploitation of people. They also express their wish for presentations like these to happen more in their schools. For us, this is the loudest message of hope.
Hope Spot recently partnered with Photo Aid to bring awareness to the public about human trafficking and domestic abuse.
It is estimated that 20.000 women are still trapped in sexual exploitation in our country, while the number of children that are forced to work is increasing. This is the face of the modern slavery. Human trafficking is the second biggest crime, after drugs, with worldwide profits that reach 25 billion euro each year.
People that are trapped in slavery, do not belong to a specific category, neither they have a specific «profile». They are people from different social backgrounds, with high or no education, adults or children. Their current environment does not provide for them hope for their future, neither a possibility for improvement of their life. These are factors that lead them to search for “a better life”. Traffickers take advantage of this desire when they meet a person that is found at the end of themselves and in desperation.
The trafficker approaches the victim, by creating an environment of trust and interest, and then he/she starts promising things and plans for the future, opportunities and possibilities for a new start, for a «better life». When the victims realize that these hopeful promises are fake, and that every promise for a “good salary”, “a good job” “a good marriage” was a lie, then it is often too late.
Hope Spot stands next to every woman that faces abuse, and helps her to speak, to think, to take back the life she deserves.
Hope Spot stands against violence, offering help to women victims of human trafficking and abuse. For this reason it has a short term shelter for women and their children, victims of trafficking or domestic abuse. It is a safe, peaceful and hospitable place. A place they can call home. Hope Spot also covers their basic needs as accommodation, clothing, food and medical care. Hope Spot provides also physiological and legal support that is needed for the woman to take the next step to a new life. Our goal is not just for the victim to be rescued from the exploitation and abuse, but to stand on her feet and make a new start.
Hope Spot launched a new awareness campaign «#Wake_Up!» with the purpose to bring awareness and awakening to the students about the crime of human trafficking. In the last two years, we have informed over 2.000 high school students, with licensed presentations by the Education Department.
This May we completed this year's school campaign #wake_up, with the purpose to bring awareness to high school students about human trafficking. Having a legal permit by the Education Department for one more year, our team was able to:
It was very helpful our cooperation with the Education Department of the Municipality Pavlou Melou, that supported and suggested the awareness program at their area. Because of the financial crisis that the nation is going through, are young people are vulnerable to false job offers in Greece and abroad. This awareness programs aims to inform and awake the students to protect themselves and the people around them.
Hope Spot with a license from Ministry of Education visited High Schools of Thessaloniki with the purpose to inform the students about human trafficking. During the school year 2015-2016 over 1400 students were informed and they also learned how to protect themselves and how to make the difference simply with what it's in their hands.