Southeast Asia ride-hailing giant Grab today announced the launch of its first anti human trafficking program under ‘Grab for Good’ initiative in Cambodia, with the support of Interior Ministry’s National Committee for Counter Trafficking and NGOs partners Liberty Shared and Child Helpline Cambodia.
Around 10,000 Grab driver partners will be equipped with knowledge how to identify and report suspicious human trafficking activities in the next six months, both via in-class training sessions and driver-app learning programme.
Hashim Alkaff, Grab Cambodia Country Head, said “we are acutely aware that our driver-partners can unknowingly be the first point of contact for traffickers and their victims at airports, train stations or bus terminals. This is why we are tenacious in proactively engaging in partnerships with Liberty Shared and Child Helpline to address this issue.”
The program aims to raise awareness of human trafficking and encourage driver partners to report suspicious activities and respond appropriately.
Mr. Sean Sok Phay, Executive Director at Child Helpline Cambodia said, “I am passionate about the working approach Grab has undertaken to train and motivate its driver-partners to report any signs trafficking, exploitation and abuse (…) we can immediately attend to any calls or reports made by Grab’s driver-partners.”
More than 9 million drivers, delivery and merchants have registered with Grab in which provide private car, motobike, taxi, carpooling and food delivery services in the region, according to Reuters.