Child’s Play •Our Guiding question for this project is “What can I learn from past civil rights struggles to help resolve current issues that still exist today.” •Our problem that we need to solve is child labor because the children are brutalized and treated unfairly. They are forced to work at unsafe work places and do not get quality food or drink.
Questions That Lead Us to Information What state has the most child labor and for what reason? What are some ways we can bring awareness to child labor? What types of things do we need to become lobbyists? What type of campaigning influences most people? How can we team up with other companies to stop child labor?
Research Texas has the most child labor because immigrants work for less in agriculture We can bring awareness to this problem by campaigning, becoming lobbyists, or fundraising Becoming lobbyists is a long process and you need to be interested in politics Campaigning influences many people but there is one way it influences most people by doing Charismatic leadership. It is one of the most powerful methods of how to influence people, but also one of the most elusive. We can stop child labor by teaming up with other companies. We can do this by getting a corporate sponsorship.
Our Solution Our solution is creating a non-profit organization called Child’s Play. It will solve each of the three main causes of child labor which are poverty, lack of education, and social apathy. We can solve poverty by giving money to families that are poor. We will get this money by fundraising in many ways such as, having a dance, hosting a golf tournament, and getting donations. We will solve lack of education by having a tutor center for anyone who needs it. We can solve social apathy by building a playground to make the children have a more fun life and care.
Pros • Stop child labor Give education to children More fun for the children They will be healthier and happier Families will benefit in many ways
Cons Take away agriculture Parents will lose money Hard for children to get money We could get in financial trouble May not solve all child labor
Pros and Cons Analysis While making the pros and cons we realized that it was worth the risk to stay with our non-profit organization. We figured this out because the pros were very good and could change a child’s life. The cons were not too great, but it’s worth the risk of building our non-profit organization.
Global Facts About Child Labor One in six children 5 to 14 years old — about 16 percent of all children in this age group — is involved in child labor in developing countries. The highest proportion of child laborers is in sub-Saharan Africa, where 26 percent of children (49 million) are involved in work. In the least developed countries, 30 percent of all children are engaged in child labor.
Color symbol Image Color We choose grey because grey is the color of the sky when a storm is coming. When a storm is coming people get gloomy and sorrowful like child labor.
Color symbol Image Symbol Our symbol is a robin egg because it is helpless and children are helplessly working in their childhood.
Color symbol Image Image Our image is a poison ivy vine because poison ivy does not stop growing like child labor.
I used to think… Before this project we thought many things about this problem. First, we thought the parents could not protect the children. Also, our theory used to be that child labor was just children working. We used to think child labor was an inferior problem and that the children were treated okay. Finally, we thought the parents were making them work for no reason.
But Now I Think… After this project we have learned these things. Now I think that the children had to work for money. We also figured out that child labor means the children are working cruelly and in unfair conditions. Some children are forced to work to support their families. Also, the children are treated brutally because they have little breaks and some get injured. The children are forced to work because their family faces poverty.
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