The 2nd youth summer camp “Act.Learn.Share” kicked off in Minsk region

On 16th of July the 2nd “Learn.Act.Share” youth summer camp kicked off near Minsk, in the very center of Belarus, uniting 18 active young people from different regions in their desire to LEARN about human trafficking problem and then ACT and SHARE the knowledge in their communities.

6-day summer camp offers to the participants interactive and informative workshops, trainings and master-classes to educate 18 selected participants on human trafficking and related issues and on how to tell about human trafficking and related issues and what tools to use to make a difference. The young people will end up with their own thematic preventive initiatives and mini-projects that they will implement throughout their year with expertise support of IOM and all involved partners from different UN agencies, government, NGOs and private companies. Moreover, they will join last year summer camp alumni establishing a network of young agents in the regions to contribute to the fight with modern slavery.

In my application form I specified that I’m eager to learn how I can personally contribute to the prevention of human trafficking. I’m very active person and I believe, I will share the acquired knowledge with my peers.

Margarita Goldenkova / participant

It’s the second time we are organizing such a camp together with partners from the government UN agencies, public associations and private campaigns. We are glad that this year the list of partners has expanded. IOM always emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to addressing human trafficking.

Zeynal Hajiyev / Chief of Mission

It’s better to prevent the problem than to solve it. This camp focuses exactly on prevention. Young leaders, the participants of camp, will be able to tell their peers about human trafficking and its dangers and consequences.

Vladimir Emelyanov / Representative of the Ministry of the Interior

The youth summer camp is tailored to the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, and is the part of the IOM X Belarus campaign launched together with the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Belarus with the support of USAID.

The youth camp is organized by IOM with the support of the Ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs, UNDP, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA, and DPI in Belarus, the British Embassy in Minsk, crowdfunding platform Talaka, private companies – Epam Systems, prinitng companies Logoton and Ligatura Print, Nota Kitchen Media Production.

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