The Weekly Shot: Ending Human Trafficking, Child Labor, and Slavery in Nigeria

20 February 2018, 3:15 PM
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When the Executive Director and Founder of International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria was unable to attend a Department of Labor program on human trafficking, child labor, and slavery in Washington, D.C., USA, he didn’t give up. Instead, he got permission to host a sister program in his home of Lagos, Nigeria. This meant that Nigerian youth who wouldn’t have been able to travel to the United States received the full benefit of the program.

International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria partnered with a local school to host the event, gathering expert speakers from relevant fields. Participants were taught how to prevent human trafficking, child labor, and slavery within their homes and communities. “The facilitators raised awareness on the repercussion and consequences of human trafficking, child labor and slavery to the growth and development of young people in Nigeria,” the Cooperation Circle wrote in their report. “Each student was also equipped with life skills and information that will enable them to understand and resist the tricks and antics of human traffickers, so as to prevent them from falling victims.”

Read the full report on this event.

Cooperation Circles Involved