World Childhood Foundation USA awarded four micro-grants to 2021 Summer Institute participants to bring awareness to Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in their communities. Below is a summary of the four awarded grants:
Bukunmi continued to say, “The result and impact of the project did meet my expectations, however not in the way I originally planned. I originally planned to raise money for victims but was not able to raise money. Even though I was not able to raise money, I was able to reach out to everyone at my old and new high school by providing them with information and resources on CSA.”
Bukunmi created a video about Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSEA) and shared it at her former and current High School.
Deborah held a Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSEA) event at her college to educate fellow students on CSEA.
“It was a very emotional event because I was able to get a survivor and speaker to come in to speak at the event. A lot of students came to me to talk about their experiences, and I am planning to create a group on my campus to create a space for those who went through CSAE. I had a great experience and would look to further reaching out and speak out against CSAE,” said Deborah
Aaron developed software for a game that would bring awareness to Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (CSEA).
Nazareth and Saenger created “Educate2Eradicate” which is an Instagram account and website intended to educate and spread awareness about child sexual exploitation/trafficking. The content focused on human trafficking issues targeting youth who reside in the U.S. and educated users on how to prevent CSAE.