In a environment full of candy, games and the joyful sounds of children at play, the volunteers of TYAP began an exciting day of activities for a group of seventy middle-school children. This fun-filled atmosphere was the center of learning to teach the students about children’s rights.
As the children competed in obstacle races, games and activities they answered questions and continued to become more aware of the means of protecting their well-being. Staff and volunteers spent the day promoting awareness of potential violence in all forms against children.
While the threat of sexual harassment, physical abuse, sex trade, and child labor lurk throughout Thailand, promotion of safe values is the best form of prevention. The children learned that they have the obligation to tell a trusted individual if they or their peers are being harmed by a member of their school, family or community. TYAP hopes to mobilize the youth as advocates for social responsibility in their community.