By Mike Gwadani
Students at Likuni Girls Secondary school now have an opportunity to know more about ways how people get trafficked following a donation of 100 books to the school by renowned Anti-Trafficking in person (TIP) activist Maxwell Matewere.
Speaking when he presented the donation Matewere who is also the author of the book said the gesture was aimed at raising awareness among Malawians especially girls on how they can avoid being trafficked.
“Most people who get trafficked do not know that they are being trafficked because they are not aware of the hints that can alert them when approached by traffickers, so this book contains documented cases of tip survivals on how they ended up being trafficked, so I believe that when these girls read these accounts they will gain the necessary knowledge about (TIP)”said Matewere.
He revealed that funding for the publication of the book has been made by a United States based Couple and therefore called on the general public and the cooperate world to help the cause by donating funds for more books to be published and distributed across the Country.
“Girls are the most affected group of this vice so the idea is to donate these books to all secondary schools in the country, however in order for this to happen we need a lot of funds this is why we are urging all well-wishers to help us financially” he said.
On her part a representative of the school thanked Matewere for the donation saying it will go a long way in civic educating the girls about the vice and saving their lives from traffickers as well.