An entire high school in South Korea is taking a stand to end slavery.
It started when Elizabeth Pruitt, an English conversation teacher at Yeong Gwang Girls High School in Gunsan, South Korea, and her co-teacher assigned their class to make group presentations about a current event. They pulled up CNN.com on a big screen to give them some project ideas.
One group of girls selected the topic of modern-day slavery right away.
"I think most of the students believed that human trafficking happened only in poor, developing nations. They seemed shocked to hear that it happens even in the U.S. (where I'm from)," Pruitt said. "I told them that we could make a video for the Freedom Project and they thought it was a fantastic idea."
Then she thought, "If we’re going to do it, why not get everyone involved – all the students?"
The school is known for encouraging its 826 students to give back to the community, and Pruitt felt the issue of modern-day slavery was particularly relevant "for these students, since they are all young women, and so many of the victims of modern-day slavery are women and children."
She approached school officials with her idea. They not only gave their blessing, they had a banner made for the video and "ALL of the school's students participated," Pruitt wrote in her iReport. They recorded the video on Tuesday.
Most of the public may be unaware of the modern-day slavery crisis, but the students of Yeong Gwang Girls High School are proof that people around the world can make a difference, however small, in raising awareness about the problem.
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