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9. Stop Trafficking through Vocational Education for High School Girls

Van needed to prevent human trafficking of students participating in internships

The Situation

Economic conditions in rural communities lead many to migrate to cities in search of livelihood. There they are often exploited and tricked into human trafficking situations. The sisters realized that the young girls and women between 14 and 20 years of age were the most vulnerable.

The Sisters’ Response

Since 1999, St. Joseph Community College has offered free education and vocational training. The community college prepares young women for careers so they can escape poverty. Internships and student placements are a vital part of the educational preparation.

Funds Needed: $23,500

How funds will be used:
The College wishes to purchase a mini-bus that would allow the staff to provide transportation to and from these internships, which increases students’ employability.

Systemic Impact

Ensure that quality internships, additional tutoring and ongoing supports are available to students and graduates to assist them in becoming sustainably employed.

More than 600 students have graduated and are now employed in various institutions, hospitals and homes.

“100 to 120 young women and girls benefit each year. They specialize in 5 areas of learning leading to a Diploma in Health Assistants (DHA), Diploma in Desk Top Publishing (DDTP), Diploma in Fashion Designing and Garment Making (DFGM), Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE), Diploma in Tally Accounting (DTA), Diploma in Home Nursing and House Keeping (DHNHK).” — Sr. Anitha Yandava

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