MUI NE BEACH
Dasatt at its heart has the passion to go into the places and into the lives of those most vulnerable to Human Trafficking where few or no NGO’s have gone before us. It is a place that even governments, local, national and International are reluctant to tread as the source villages for human trafficking hold secrets that have the potential to be incendiary. Some of these areas are sensitive both politically and historically. Yet, it is the firm conviction of Dasatt that it is the remoteness and the poverty that make these places open to trafficking. The trafficking movement is from within the village structure as much as it is from without by the more unscrupulous traders in this human misery. Our help to build the two dormitory hostels in Kontum gave us a unique access to almost 50 ethnic minority youth from villages far flung and remote without infrastructure or health services not to mention roads. The research conducted among 80 ethnic minority youth in Kontum Province is a first in teaching us about beliefs and knowledge about trafficking among these highland people. In a similar way our entry into the destitute fishing villages in Muine where the early school leavers become prey to labour exploitation and to risky labour migration. Through our use of free English classes for these villages we won the minds and hearts of the families which in turn made our acceptance to local and National Government a great deal easier. It was an affirmation to Dasatt to learn at the close of 2017 that we would be licensed by the Vietnam Government to continue our pioneering efforts particularly in Kontum where we are the first foreign NGO to be so licensed. Dasatt has a different approach which is constantly about the mutual engagement and discussion with those we wish to serve. Our Strategic Plan for three years was crafted out of this approach of consultation and involvement of the local key stakeholders.
This pioneering work would not have been possible without the generosity of the many people and organisations that funded us. We’re indebted to the Tax Payers of Ireland who support Misean Cara our main funder. The Irish Franciscan FMU who are agents for that funding. I need to thank all those who accompanied us in Dasatt over 2017, our CEO who tirelessly commutes between Ireland and Vietnam to establish the Dasatt Structures there. We are indebted to Mr. Phillipe Jaccaud who led the Dasatt Vietnam Committee and conducted an in-depth review of our working in Vietnam. Also, the team in Muine who the ones are daily venturing out into the villages and making new liaisons and friendships that become the forum for anti-trafficking talking