Georges Blanchard | AAT founder
AAT founder « Anti Trafficking in Persons Alliance Vietnam
1975: Georges Blanchard
was 14 years old when he
started to work for a house building company, living alone until he
was 18, and residing in a brothel in Pigalle (Paris) predominantly occupied by Brazilian women and transvestites.
Despite the absence of schooling followed as a child, it is as an adult that Georges
attended schools to learn about social work, social center management and many other social qualifications during more than 10 years.
This was possible thanks to the opportunity proposed by a social center in France offering a rehabilitation program for persons stu
dying the job.
is a precursor qualified social worker, an educator with 11 years of studies in social work and structures management.
initiated several famous pilot activities that are considered as pioneering and efficient.
In 1981 and 1982, Georges was the representative of the French youth to the European Community in Strasbourg (European Center of Youth Club (Head office in Denmark)).
At 25 years old, Georges
1st medal from the General of the 4 Military Division of the Army for his
results in the development of relationships between the army and the nation.
also worked to rescue a village of 400 citizens and the social economic sector of a region through the development of tourism by the development of the natural potential.
Since then, the youth do not leave the area to work in the cities.
As of today, Georges
also the only French single male who was granted by the French Juvenile Court the official status of host family for orphans at 21 years old.
In Vietnam, from 1992 where hebenefit of thecitizenship, Georges
originated 4 projects that became famous models.
Two for street children, one for a leprosarium and one on anti trafficking in the areas of empowerment, development, rehabilitation and reintegration.
All of them permitted a change of mindset and the development of regulations.
Having been working for a few years on street children projects in Vietnam, he
started to investigate and make the first actions to protect them from sexual exploitation, although the authorities did not want to recognize the situation. the first project was initiated as early as 1995 by Georges
As early as 1998, Georges
opened the first and only rehabilitation center for women victim of sexual exploitation, but it was impossible to publicly speak about it.
In 1998, Georges
designed the global project and established the expectations of the project.