ПРОГРАММА И ПОСОБИЕ ДЛЯ ПРЕПОДОВАТЕЛЯ
Проект «Рожден летать»
- остановим торговлю детьми
Диана Скимон, Карен Армистед, Джорджия Ана Ларсон
Can you guess what it is? It's the cover of the Russian translation of the Born2Fly anti-trafficking curriculum--our very 1st translation!
In case your Russian is a little rusty, it says:
CURRICULUM AND LEADER'S GUIDE
The Born to Fly Project
to stop child trafficking
By Diana Scimone, Karen Armistead, and Georgia Ana Larson
Pretty exciting, huh? This week Russia joins our test phase as we begin testing B2F at 3 orphanages there (more details here).
Orphans everywhere are extremely high-risk for trafficking, particularly when they age-out of the system. Once they reach 18, they're on their own--and traffickers are all too willing to befriend them.
Remember, you can sell a bag of drugs once but you can sell a child over and over again. That's why organized crime is so involved in child trafficking.
Here's what the Russian director of the group we're partnering with told me:
"It's a relational luring. These kids are easy prey because they're not educated well and [when they leave the orphanage] they're looking for ways to live independently.
"Criminal groups exist in Russia [that are involved in human trafficking] and orphans are extremely high risk.
"Kids with families have a support group that will say, 'Who is this person who's befriended you? Let's check him out. Did you ask him this or that?' Orphans don't have anyone to stand up for them or protect them or even be interested in what's going on."
The team that's test-teaching B2F in Russia is serving as that support group for these older orphans. They'll train them in the B2F program so that they can go back to the orphanages and teach B2F to the younger kids.
That's the model we've built into the B2F curriculum: Trusted adults teach B2F to "junior teachers," who in turn help teach the younger kids. That way the junior teachers learn the material and also learn a skill (teaching).
Our goal is to compile all the feedback from the tests in Russia, Bulgaria (complete), Thailand and the Philippines (going on now). We'll tweak the curriculum and by early next year begin printing and distributing it all over the world along with the companion wordless book.
Thanks for sticking with us through the process and helping us reach kids before the traffickers do.