Uganda Indigenous People’s Project Featured by Uganda’s NBS TV StationRoss Meyers
LASER’s Uganda Indigenous People’s Project has worked for several years to aid Ugandan communities in fighting human trafficking and establishing brighter futures for youth, women, and men.
Now, one of the project’s efforts has been recognized by Uganda’s NBS TV station, which attended an event celebrating the 2023 World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. The event was hosted by the Ecological Christian Organization, who with help from the Gulu University Constituent College and Makerere University’s Resilient Africa Network, have worked for 9 months in Napak District communities.
ECO’s holistic project, “Eliminating Child Trafficking in Napak Through Integrated Approaches,” has worked to establish Village Savings and Loans Associations, teach skills to previously-trafficked children, boost farmers’ productivity, and increase community awareness of human trafficking.
Such an integrated approach is crucial, since the remote region needs improvements on many different facets in order to properly defeat trafficking. In the NBS video, Isaac Kabong, ECO’s Executive Director, discussed how proper responses require even working across borders to help prevent people from being trafficked to other countries.
Much more is needed in Napak, but thanks to ECO, GUCC, and RAN, changes have begun that will help turn the tide of trafficking in the region.
More on this project here: https://laserpulse.org/portfolio/the-voices-of-the-indigenous-people-of-uganda/