My name is Godwin and I was a victim of human trafficking.
I was promised a trip to Europe but found myself in South Africa.
My traffickers threatened me to join their business of drug trafficking; I had no choice other than to join them. After many years, God helped me to return home to Nigeria.
If I had the opportunity to hear about the dangers of human trafficking before travelling, I may not have fallen victim to the crime. I am now committed to providing good counselling to young people who come to me saying they have offers to travel on an all-expense paid trips to Europe. I help people to think of what they will have to pay back - as nothing is for free. Some people are totally ignorant of the types of exploitation and their possible intensities of wickedness. So I take it as a responsibility to educate and discourage them from making decisions out of the sheer excitement of escaping poverty in Nigeria.
Through the education I received from The Salvation Army, I feel empowered to guide the young people properly, encouraging them to verify well before embarking on any journey as I was once a victim. I even refer these young people to organisations that will assist them with the verification.
“Many more people need to be warned about human trafficking! Keep up the good work Salvation Army!”
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