Welcome to: Adult High School, Ottawa Humberview Secondary School, Bolton University of Toronto Schools, Toronto Voices for Children members Help Wanted: Working to end the worst forms of child labour and child slavery Worst forms of Child Labour OR Child Work • Defining each term • Quiz: In the “Chat Box” type your (school) name and your answer. Example 1 A 13 year old girl works for 9 hours in a brick making factory but is still able to go to school one day a week. She lifts heavy loads but is building her muscles and learning how to work. Example 2 A 12 year old boy works on his parents farm for 2 hours each evening after attending school during the day. He picks weeds, waters the fields, and feeds the goats Example 3 A 10 year old girl goes to school for only 4 hours per day, then spends the rest of the day working with her father cutting tobacco leaves for the person who controls all the land near their village Example 4 A 14 year old boy begins working on a boat where he is paid a little money but must work long hours. He is then sold to work on another boat owned by fishermen from Thailand. He had no choice in the decision. Example 5 A 13 year old Canadian girl is asked by her parents to do the household laundry and wash the dishes 3 times a week. She goes to school each day. Dorcas: A child miner in the Democratic Republic of Congo • • • • Mining with her family Dangerous health impacts Possibly missing an education Hopes for the future 126 million children doing dangerous work • That’s nearly 4 X the population of Canada 3D Jobs: Dirty, Dangerous, and Degrading • Dorcas is doing dirty, dangerous, and degrading work. • Other examples of 3D jobs. Questions? • Please use the “Raise Hand” button to get our attention. Artisanal Mining in the DRC • Dorcas – an artisanal miner • A BIG industry • Seen as normal work Will boycotts and tougher regulations solve the issue? • A lesson from U.S. legislation • Our work with companies World Vision’s Approach to Child Miners • An overall development approach • How child sponsorship helps Child Labour in the Cocoa Industry • • • • Video clip of Abdul (see chat box) A victim of child trafficking Working 80-100 hours a week Our connection Creating Protective Environments for Children • Please share how we can go about protecting children like Doris and Abdul from working in 3D jobs? • Please use the “Raise Hand” button to get our attention. • Safety skills • Participating in community • Education • Parent(s) have jobs • Family and Community ensure safety • Laws and polices implemented • Good justice and social system • Business and organizations do their part • Crisis safety Help Wanted: Working to End Child Slavery Shopping for Change • Choose FairTrade chocolate • Monitoring for Child labour • Farmers earn a fair wage Help stop child Trafficking Sign our petition telling PM Stephen Harper to create a plan that addresses child trafficking both here and in other countries. Download the petition and get other students to sign it. (Please return to World Vision by June 1st) Want to know more? • worldvision.ca/connect OR enchildslavery.ca • A link to this presentation will be sent today • Email: [email protected] Any Final Questions?