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Social Studies Child Slavery Powerpoint

  1. 1. CHILD SLAVERY By: Autumn Spence
  2. 2. Why I Chose This Topic? <ul><li>I chose this topic because… </li></ul><ul><li>The Opera movie inspired me to learn more </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to understand the everyday life that the child slaves had to suffer through </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to see how lucky I was to not grow up in Africa, and the pleasures that I have </li></ul>
  3. 3. What I Already Knew About Child Slavery <ul><li>I already knew… </li></ul><ul><li>Child slavery occurs all throughout Africa, but it mostly is in West and Central Africa </li></ul><ul><li>The parents sell their children for less then $30, just so they can receive a little money to help live a better life </li></ul><ul><li>The kids suffer from starvation while at the camps </li></ul><ul><li>The kids start work as early as 5 in the morning </li></ul><ul><li>It cost about $350 to save a child from slavery </li></ul>
  4. 4. How Is Child Slavery Significant To The African Population?
  5. 5. What Kind Of Children Are Taken Away From Their Homes? <ul><li>10 year old girls are taken away to work at military bases </li></ul><ul><li>Most children in slavery are as little as 8 years old </li></ul><ul><li>The oldest slaves are normally 16 when they are finally released </li></ul><ul><li>Young boys, about 8 years old, collect cocoa beans all day so we can enjoy the chocolate we all eat </li></ul>
  6. 6. Where Are The Children Taken Away From? <ul><li>The children are for sale in West Africa, as both domestic and commercial labor, and for sexual exploitation </li></ul><ul><li>Brokers take the kids off of their front lawns, and/or persuade their parents that the children will receive a better education and professional training if they are sent away </li></ul><ul><li>The slaves are mostly taken from their homes in rural areas </li></ul><ul><li>Also UNICEF estimates that “200,000 children from West and Central Africa are sold into slavery each year.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Do The Children Do When They Are Taken Away? <ul><li>The girls must work as slaves and concubines in rebel military camps </li></ul><ul><li>The boys are field workers, cart pushers, and scavengers in abandoned gem and gold mines </li></ul><ul><li>The older boys, between ages 12-16, work on cocoa farms to produce chocolate in inhumane conditions and extreme abuse. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What Happens To The Children When They Do Not Do Their Job Right? <ul><li>They are sometimes beaten, and maybe even killed </li></ul><ul><li>They are forced to sleep on damp, dirt floors </li></ul><ul><li>They are forced to work up to 14 hours a day, and seven days a week. Even adults would call this punishment. </li></ul><ul><li>“ There he found several Dinka men hobbling, their Achilles tendons cut because they refuse to become Muslims.” stated an ASI reporter on Sudanese slavery </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where Do People End Up Finding The Children? <ul><li>About 400 children around the age of 8 were found on a boat anchored in the Continuo Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>Many 10 year old girls were found in Sudan, Angola, Somalia, and Chad, working on military bases </li></ul><ul><li>The boys who worked on the cocoa beans were found in Cote D’Ivoire </li></ul>
  10. 10. Interesting Facts <ul><li>The system of slavery is based primarily off of historical and traditional social systems, though in West Africa, it is based off of the poverty </li></ul><ul><li>The children found on the boat in Continuo Harbor were around 8 years old, and were sold to from their parents for $15 -$30. </li></ul><ul><li>Continuo Harbor was a historical slave market </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questions Still Being Asked <ul><li>In all, how many child slaves have their been? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does africa have child slaves? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was the youngest child slave? </li></ul><ul><li>Who has been a slave for the longest time period? </li></ul><ul><li>How many child slaves have been rescued in the past year? </li></ul>
  12. 12. WORKS CITED <ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/412628.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www1.american.edu/ted/chocolate-slave.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://afrospear.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/modern-slavery-in-west-africa/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://accidentalblogger.typepad.com/accidental_blogger/2006/10/child_slavery_i.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.henciclopedia.org.uy/autores/Laguiadelmundo/Slavery.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infoplease.com/spot/slavery1.html </li></ul><ul><li>(both quotes are from this website) </li></ul>
  13. 13. WORKS CITED PICTURES <ul><li>http://afrospear.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/modern-slavery-in-west-africa/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/412628.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.infoplease.com/spot/slavery1.html </li></ul>

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