Youth Forum on Human Trafficking

Youth Forum Goes Public

Date: Tuesday August 11, 2015 / Author of post:

Picture 61 persons clad in colourful polo shirts with the message ‘Not for Sale…Christ has Paid the Price. Stop Human Trafficking” converging on the grounds of the National Park in Georgetown, Guyana.

These youngsters were part of the Council for World Mission(CWM) Caribbean/Caribbean and North American Council for Mission (CANACOM) Youth Forum on Human Trafficking which was held in Guyana July 29 – August 2, 2015. The participants from Cayman, Jamaica, Guyana and other CANACOM member countries in the Caribbean were there to share information which they had learnt at the Forum and to distribute fliers with information on how to report abuse.  As the young people interacted with the crowd, one participant was told “I never knew there was a confidential line to call.”  He said information which he reported previously was used against him.

In addition to the t-shirt message which started many conversations among the crowd, the drama workshop group presented a 10 minute skit on stage which was viewed by those in attendance.

Later that day, the community of Ann’s Grove witnessed four of the items prepared in the creative arts workshops of the youth forum, at Ebenezer Ann’s Grove Congregational Church’s Emancipation Day concert.

CWM Caribbean is comprised of two member churches – Guyana Congregational Union (GCU) and The United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands (UCJCI).

patron                      A patron of the day’s events stops to look at the flier on human trafficking.


scene                     A scene from the dramatic presentation at the National Park in Georgetown, Guyana on Emancipation Day.

tshirts                   Participants display the witness t-shirts which they wore on Emancipation Day.