Combatting human trafficking

Release Date: 19 October 2016

Two D&A College students lent their weight in the fight against human trafficking.

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Dundee women Jenna Mitchell and Claire Marshall were invited to speak at a Human Trafficking Justice Night in Edinburgh.

As well as studying for an advanced certificate health and social care Jenna is vice-president of D&A College Students’ Association but still finds time to volunteer with Love 146 – an international human rights organisation working to end child trafficking and exploitation.

Love 146 has a very active branch at D&A College with meetings every fortnight.

Claire is also a member of the organisation at the Gardyne Campus and was keen to take their message to Edinburgh.

“It was great to be part of an amazing night,” said the PDA education support assistance student.

The students honed their presentation skills in the run-up to the event and were able to take part in a ‘dress rehearsal’ when they took to the stage in one of the lecture theatres at Gardyne Campus in front of an audience of students and staff to deliver their address.

“The idea was to explain to the assembly exactly what Love 146 actually does,” explained Jenna.

“We were really honoured to be asked to take part.”