Impact and social returns
- The increase in the number of children protected by ChildSafe
Network is directly related to the increase in the number of
- 2007 = 455 children/914 members
- 2008 = 836 children/1780 members (+83%/+94%)
- 2009 = 1613 children/ 3238 members (+92%/+82%)
- Increase in the number of children receiving Child Rights/ChildSafe:
- Number of children who received training on Child
Rights: 10,132 (+98% increase from 2008)
- Number of children who received ChildSafe training:
- Introduction of “Safe Touch” training at public schools:
4,802 children in Vientiane Capital received
safe touch training as part the gov’t’s efforts to prevent CSEC
during the 25th SEA Games.
- Expansion of new member types in communities to reinforce
protection proximity to vulnerable children: new targets include
street food sellers in red light districts of Bangkok, as well
as local authorities and representatives (teachers, chiefs of
- Agreement between Friends-International and the Lao National
Tourism Administration (LNTA) to introduce ChildSafe in Laos,
specifically hotels, taxis and tour operators in 5 provinces
(Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Vien Veang, Champrasak and Savannakhet).
ChildSafe orientation to 14 hotels in Vientiane took place In
November with follow-up training to take place in February 2010.
In addition to the partnership with LNTA, ChildSafe trainers
provided a three-day hotline management workshop with the Tourism
Police. The hotline will be the main tool for all ChildSafe
hotels, taxis and tour operators to use. By end of 2010, it’s
expected that the project will have expanded across the country.
- First members trained in Indonesia (7 becak drivers and
2 street vendors).
- Opening of new ChildSafe centers:
- Siem Reap ChildSafe Center.
- 3 new ChildSafe centers in Phnom Penh (in conjunction
with Drop-In centers)
- Partnership agreement with SilkAir (subsidiary of Singapore
Airlines): from October 2009 onwards, the ChildSafe in-flight
video is being aired on flights between Singapore and Cambodia
and information about ChildSafe and Friends-International will
be featured in their in-flight magazines.
- Baboo Airlines (Switzerland) distributed the ChildSafe Traveler
Tips on flights during the month of April.
- SwissAir distributed the ChildSafe Traveler Tips in the
SwissAir business lounges at Geneva International Airport.
- Geneva International Airport signed an agreement and distributed
140,000 international ChildSafe Traveler Tips at immigration
checkpoints. In addition, ChildSafe posters are on a long-term
rotation display at key terminals in both English and French.
- The Thai Consulate in Geneva posted ChildSafe on their website
(www.thaiconsulate.ch/thaiconsulate) and has issued 1,000 ChildSafe
Traveler Tips for people requesting Thai visas.
- First International Tour Companies trained: 7 tour guides
from AdGents in Geneva and Montreux were certified ChildSafe.
Wonderful World Journeys in Seattle, Washington, USA is recognized
as a ChildSafe partner, distributing international ChildSafe
Traveler Tips campaign materials to their clients.
- For quality control purposes, Standards of Procedure documents
to develop local networks were developed for implementing partners.
This also includes basic information sheets for new members
which allow the Program to make sure that all members are in
a position to take care of their own children.
- ChildSafe Traveler Tips have been translated into French,
German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese.
- ChildSafe’s first video clip was developed.
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- 90,000 international ChildSafe Traveler Tips in English
- 145,000 international ChildSafe Traveler Tips in French
- 10,000 international ChildSafe Traveler Tips in German printed.
- Lao PDR:
- 4 Lao Government representatives visited the ChildSafe
activities in Cambodia leading to a collaboration agreement
between Friends-International and the Lao National Tourism
- Training of Trainers workshop was held for 10 LNTA staff
to assist in training and certifying hotels to become ChildSafe.
- 38 Lao tourist police and 12 hotline specialists
were trained (with the support of UNIAP, UNODC and UNICEF)
and Friends-International will support hotline activities
in 5 provinces. § One media partner provides free ad space
on their website, promoting ChildSafe tourism.
- Training of 531 local authorities and police personnel
in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap on all aspects of child protection.
- The Board of the Cambodia Hotel Association has decided
to make it mandatory for their members to be ChildSafe certified.
- Thailand: :
- Immigration Bureau and the Tourist Police in Thailand
agreed in principle to a special ChildSafe Network collaboration
agreement that allows the use of their logo on ChildSafe
material as well as the dissemination of ChildSafe Traveler
Tips at 5 key border check-points, in addition to child
protection training to border staff.
- The Thai Hotel Association decided to include ChildSafe
training in their on-going training workshops for executive
managers (650 + members across the country).
- ChildSafe products are being designed – all profits from
sales will support the project. These include T-shirts and bags.
- Media partnerships allow for level of sustainability: 4
media partners give free advertising space to promote the ChildSafe