- Sompop Jantraka is proving that women can be far more valuable to Thailand as educated members of the work force than as sex slaves. Jantraka offers the poor families of young women between the ages of 8 and 18 (who are often desperate for income and easily deceived by brothel owners) an alternative to sending their daughters into prostitution by providing the girls with education, job training and employment assistance. Eight different projects focus on children at risk, children’s rights, child sexual abuse and forced labor. Jantraka considers education and training the keys to allow these girls to find alternative employment, improve their communities and reach their full potential.
What Does DEPDC Do?
- The Development and Education Program for Daughters & Community Center (DEPDC) is an organization that offers education and full-time accommodation to at-risk children in order to prevent them from being trafficked into the sex industry or other types of forced labor. The program offers alternatives through education and life-skills training, as well as by strengthening families and communities.
- Every year, in conjunction with teachers, village leaders and monks, DEPDC identifies children most at risk. Development and Education Program for Daughters & Community offers shelter and education to victims and would be victims of trafficking.
-Information from DEPDC website @: http://www.depdc.org/index.htm