London, March 8, 2011 -- NetDimensions (London Stock Exchange AIM: NETD), a global provider of performance, knowledge and learning management systems, announced today that the company’s award-winning Enterprise Knowledge Platform (EKP) has been deployed to support a joint e-learning initiative between Metropolitan Housing Partnership (MHP) and STOP THE TRAFFIK to educate and raise awareness of human trafficking among authorities, communities, and the general public.
“Fulfilling the promise of delivering learning via the Internet is really about self-empowerment to better the lives of human beings worldwide,” commented Jay Shaw, NetDimensions’ Managing Director and CEO. “We are honored that EKP, our flagship Learning Management System, is playing a crucial role in this effort by Metropolitan Housing Partnership and STOP THE TRAFFIK to deliver knowledge that enables communities to step up, act, and free lives.“
It is estimated that 2.4 million men, women, and children are trafficked across borders and within their own country every year. STOP THE TRAFFIK is a global movement of individuals, communities, and organisations fighting to prevent the sale of people, protect the trafficked, and prosecute the traffickers. STOP THE TRAFFIK is set to achieve these goals by raising awareness about human trafficking and advocating with communities to create safe environments.
Ruth Dearnley, CEO of STOP THE TRAFFIK, says “Human trafficking starts in communities and can be stopped by communities. People need to know what trafficking is, how it affects them and what they can do about it. This e-learning tool does just that, and is essential for everyone who plays an active role in society.”
MHP has been working in partnership with STOP THE TRAFFIK to develop a series of human trafficking awareness e-learning modules aimed at different audiences including their own employees as well as other relevant organisations and the general public. These e-learning modules explain what human trafficking is, the signs of trafficking people should look out for, and what people can do if they suspect trafficking is happening in their community. The two initial modules available today are one aimed at raising general awareness and one designed for teachers to help them identify signs of trafficking in schools.
Barbara Roche, Chair of Metropolitan Housing Partnership, comments: “Trafficking ruins lives. We know, for example that there are many instances that involve the exploitation of children. If you know what trafficking is, what it looks like, and who to tell, you could play a key part in securing someone’s freedom.”
Barbara continued: “We will be providing this online training to our staff, and are looking at ways to make it available to our residents too. We at MHP are proud to be working with STOP THE TRAFFIK to raise awareness and improve the lives of the victims of human trafficking.”
To develop this e-learning initiative, STOP THE TRAFFIK’s subject matter experts provide their knowledge, expertise and resources on human trafficking, whilst MHP provides the Learning & Development skills to develop engaging e-learning modules. NetDimensions supplies MHP with the Learning Management System to host the SCORM-compliant e-learning courses and deliver them to employees, members of other relevant organizations, and people who want to learn more about human trafficking.
Matt Hart, Learning & Organizational Development Resource Officer of Metropolitan Housing Partnership, adds “We already use EKP to manage our online learning resources at MHP and we are extremely satisfied, so when we started looking at a solution to host the STOP THE TRAFFIK e-learning modules, EKP was the obvious choice. EKP allows the people who are using the module to access it quickly from anywhere in the world and we can easily report on that usage using the robust tracking system. One of the big advantages of EKP is how easy it is to manage this process and administrate the system.”
The e-learning courses are available at www.traffickingaware.org
Metropolitan Housing Partnership is a unique network of locally focused member organisations working together to provide housing, community, regeneration, care and support services. Organisations in the Partnership are: Metropolitan Housing Trust London, Spirita, Granta Housing Society, Metropolitan Support Trust, Metropolitan Home Ownership, and Clapham Park Homes. For more information visit www.mhp-online.co.uk.
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