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Challenge 2

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CHALLENGE 2

March 23 - April 12  /   2015

 

 

On Monday morning March 23, the second challenge will be visible in the wiki.

You have time to work on this challenge until Sunday April 12th.

Try to be as creative as possible with texts, videos, photos or Social Media!

We invite you to look closely at the contributions of the other students in your Learning Circle.

Also discuss in your group what the similarities and differences in the different groups are. 

 

 

 

 

The right to education and

protection against child labour.

 

 

It all seems so normal to have a lot of things.

We go to school, come home and maybe make some extra money

by delivering the newspaper or working for a few hours in the supermarket.

With your pocket money and the money you earn you can buy some 'cool' things.

 

But there are also places in the world that are not like this.

There are over 215,000,000 children around the world who do not attend school and

who have to work to earn money to support their family.

 

To have no choice.. working in a factory every day since you were six,

sometimes far away from your family.

How can you still be a child? 

 

 


 

Topic 1- A

Questions to make you think... 

 

  1. Why do many children not attend school? Isn’t it a fact that all children have the right to education?
  2. What is the Children's Right for 'education' and for 'protection against child labour'?
  3. Do you feel that you 'have to go' to school or 'may go' to school?

  4. When is work that children do 'child labour' and when is it, 'to earn something extra'

  5. Every child has the right to go to school. What do you think? Do all the children go to school in your country? What about your own city or town? If some children in your city/town/country do not go to school , what prevents them from doing so? How  can these challenges be changed?

  6. What would the world be like if kids could choose for themselves the right to go to school or the right to work     

 

Choose a way to share in this wiki what you have discovered by answering the questions. 

It can be a presentation, video, text drawing etc..

 

 


 

Topic 1 - B

Research and presentation:

 

Check your gear! Look closely at the stuff you have.

Your shoes, T-shirt, cell phone ... do you know where they come from and who produced them?

In other words: Do you know how 'cool' your stuff actually is?

 

No child labour in this world?

How can you help to reach that goal? By not buying these things?

The result will be that those children have no work, so no food and no alternative.

Is there another way that works?

 

Yes there is! Many organizations work with a lot of dedication on 'Child Labour Free Zones’.

These are villages or areas where child labour no longer exists and where everyone works together to make it possible for children to go to school or improve their education. The standard of governments, employers, parents and children themselves have changed:

A change from ‘child labour is a necessary evil’ to ‘child labour is unacceptable’.  

 

Please take a look at this video:

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV6ktTsLbB8

 

When you buy products in a store, it's sometimes hard to see who made ​​them. Maybe children made your clothes, shoes or toys. Or did they harvest the cocoa and hazelnuts for your chocolate?

It is important to know who made the products that you want to buy, so you can make your own choice in what to buy?

To inform you, as a consumer, companies can contribute to the fight against child labour!

 

Assignment:

 

- Find a company in your area that uses or sells products from abroad.

- Investigate how this company informs you about child labour as a consumer.

- Think together to decide how to get this information about the company.

   You can think of an interview, online information etc.

-  Does the company take measures to combat child labour in their production lines?

-  If so: how and what?

-  Does the company experiences difficulties in combating child labour?

-  Which other questions would you like to ask?

 

Choose a way to share in this wiki what you've discovered in the interview with the company. 


Topic 2


'We move the world to realize children's rights’

 

 

'If children are given an opportunity, they for sure can contribute in

making this world a better place'. 

 

These are statements of the Kidsrights Youngsters.

The Dutch foundation Kids Rights defends the position of very vulnerable children and is committed to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This foundation organizes the annual International Children's Peace Prize, for the 10th time in 2014.

This is one way to put a spotlight on children who take action for a specific child right.

 

Topic 2 - A

Research and discussion:

  • Who won this award by Kids Rights in 2014?
  • Read and talk together about the winners of this award. How were they able to make a difference?
  • Which children's right particularly draw your attention? Why and how?

 

Topic 2 - B 

Article or guest lecture:

Try to find a person or organization in your country committed to defending Children's Rights, with a focus on (projects for) the right for education and protection against child labor.

You might find that person closer than you think, in your own community.

 

  1. Write an article/introduction about this person. 
    This can be an article for a newspaper, a digital billboard with Glogster, a wall poster on paper or in another form that you choose. 
    Note that your main character is clearly presented, with a detailed description of what motivated him or her to try to make a difference and a description of their project. 
  2. Or invite your 'main person’ as a guest speaker at your school.
    Consider open questions in advance, discuss them in your group and write them down.
     

 Share your presentation or report of the guest lecture with us in the wiki.

 

 

 

Additional  information Challenge 2: Resources and Learning and meaningful conversations

 

 

Click on the school name under the button to go to your own challenge 2 page

       
   
 


Terry Fox Elementary School
Kennedy PS
Ashram College
Gymnã¡zium Zikmunda Wintra Rakovnãk
       
 



’t Atrium T2B
George Asin Mulo
Centro Interescolar de Línguas 
Haarlemmermeer Lyceum
       
 
     
 
     

 

 

Comments (1)

Nila Pershad said

at 11:55 am on Apr 5, 2015

Schools in Suriname are closed because of spring break. For this reason the George Asinschool will be a litlle late.

Nila, LC coordinator

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