World Concern - Cambodia, Thailand, Nepal

What they do

Awareness Training – Through classes in villages, called School on a Mat, children learn about child abuse, traffickers’ scams, and their rights as children. We have seen children come away from these classes with the courage and knowledge to report their abusers and find safety.

Education – Through our program, children who would otherwise not be in school are given a basic education in an outdoor classroom right in their village or neighborhood. We also provide them with school supplies and an open door to further their education in a government school.

Job Skills – It is a harsh reality in many poor countries that children must work to help support their families. This need is often what puts them at risk for being lured by false promises of lucrative jobs. We teach children marketable skills such as motorcycle repair and jewelry making, so they can earn income safely. This is done in conjunction with awareness training and education.

World Concern facts about the sex trade among trafficked women and children:
  • Approximately 80% of human trafficking victims are women and girls and up to 50% are minors  - U.S. State Department
  • The average age of entry for children victimized by the sex trade industry is 12 years - U.S. Department of Justice
  • The global market for child trafficking is over $12 billion a year with more than 1.2 million child victims - UNICEF
  • Surveys indicate that 30 to 35 per cent of all sex workers in the Mekong sub-region of Southeast Asia are between 12 and 17 years of age  – UNICEF

Work of World Concern in Asia

Work of World Concern, Asia