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Wednesday, April 17 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Engaging in Service to Address Human Trafficking in Northern Thailand

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Development & Education Programme for Daughters and Communities (DEPDC) is a non-governmental organization working to combat sex and labor trafficking in the Greater Mekong Subregion of Northern Thailand. This highly effective organization was established more than twenty-five years ago by two-time Nobel Prize nominee, Sompop Jantraka. Daemen College students from various disciplines spent two weeks working with at-risk children and youths at DEPDC’s Half Day School Program. Our time was spent teaching English, providing life skills training (e.g., dental care, personal hygiene, self-defense, and healthy relationships), and developing interpersonal relationships through participation in International Children’s Day, the Annual Sports Day Competition, and other regular engagements. This presentation will describe our experiences of working in Northern Thailand. We will also share how we, as international service program participants, learned much more from the children and youths than we could ever hope to teach them.

Wednesday April 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm
DS 24/26
  • Moderator Diane Bessel-Matteson