More Precious Than Gold Anti-Trafficking Seminars
Orphan Voice staff regularly go to villages at high risk for child sexual trafficking to present our popular “More Precious Than Gold” seminar. The seminar equips junior-high students, teachers and parents to defeat the plans of child sex traffickers. It is fun, interactive and protective–and students learn the ways and wiles of traffickers, and thus learn how to protect themselves.
The More Precious Than Gold anti-trafficking seminars are “catching on” like wildfire! As teachers and schools hear about them, they desperately want their students to hear also. Why? They want to protect “their children” and they see “More Precious Than Gold” seminars as a great tool to do that.
To illustrate, an Orphan Voice staff person recently took a DVD recording of a past “More Precious Than Gold” program to the duplicating shop to copy the seminar so that we could give it to public school teachers. While reproducing the DVD, the store owner’s eyes were glued to the screen. It seemed that he watched every frame. Soon, others in the store stopped their shopping to watch until a large crowd surrounded the TV screen. They ate up every word. The more they heard and watched, the more excited they became. Some of the comments were: “We need this for our school.” “I want my child to see this.” “I never heard of this before.”
Store patrons of the DVD store asked if they could buy the More Precious Than Gold Seminar DVD! “No,” our staff person replied, but “you can have it. You don’t have to buy it. Use it to help others.” Then we watched in amazement as the shop owner made copies at his own expense and gave them to everyone in the store who wanted one!
We love to see that! Why? Because it shows that we are on the “front burner” of helping Vietnamese protect their children and communities. They recognized truth and were carried along by it. Exciting stuff!
Orphan Voice’s immediate goal is to train teachers and complete the necessary follow up work so that 198,000 school children in areas that are high risk for trafficking hear and see the seminar. This anti-trafficking program is fertile soil, rich and ready for you to sow seed into. And when you water your financial gift with prayer, it is even more powerful. It will produce a harvest of warned parents, equipped teachers and prepared young people as they protect themselves by saying; “I am more precious than gold.”
The cost of equipping students to protect themselves is now 18.5 cents per student. If you would like to protect children in this way, donate here.
Victory House helps orphaned girls who’ve been forced to leave the only home they’ve ever known–their orphanage–when they “age out.” Victory House provides mentoring, college or vocational training, and a place to live with a food stipend until the girls graduate and get a job to support themselves. Victory House also serves as an anti-trafficking protection, because young girls aging out of orphanages with no place to go are prime targets of traffickers.