Our Guiding Question What Can I learn from the past Civil Rights struggles to help resolve current issues that still exist today?
The Problem Companies are using child labor and sweatshops to stay competitive!
Our Most Helpful Questions Why do sweatshops use children and not adults? How could boycotting help our company? How could we use law to fight sweatshops? Could children help coerce people to help end child labor like dog abuse commercials? What methods would persuade people to fight against child labor? How could we get the government to help us?
The Method We have developed through our research that there are three methods that would be helpful to end child labor. Boycott, marches, and advertisement would increase the awareness and that would increase the amount of people that would help. You may ask how did we get this answer from our questions? Well, one of our questions is, “How could we get the government to help us?” and we changed up the words a little and we researched, “ How could we get the PUBLIC to help us?” That’s how we invented the method of B.A.M, boycott, advertisement, and marches. All these methods have ways of stopping child labor. Boycotts prevent companies from making money and it would put them out of business. We would only do this to companies that use child labor. Advertisement would let everybody know about child because advertisements reach almost every home in the country. Marches would force newspapers and reporters write on how we are marching to end child labor and that would reach many other people that don’t watch television or radio.
Our Solution Our Solution is a non-profit organization that leads boycotts, advertisement and marches. Our company is going to take donations to get started. We plan that the B.A.M method will increase the awareness by 100%. The donations that we continue to get will be given to the families that have a child or children in sweatshops. We will have assistants so we can make the correct choices, and they will help us greatly. We will do this through a website that will have donation links and have the latest news from across the world. We plan that we will have leaders that would be invited to help lead the B.A.M method. We will give the donations that we get after we already have our company going by mailing the money to the location of the peoples home that have a child or children in sweatshops.
Pros and Cons After looking at our pros and cons we have about a fifty-fifty chance of this working the way we want it to. We want it to work out perfectly, we just waltz in and stop child labor. MLK wanted to end Race Discrimination but he gave a great sacrifice, his life. This shows that if we do this we have to be willing to make some sacrifices.
Facts to Help Persuade An estimated 14 percent of children in India ages 5-14 are engaged in child labor activities, including carpet production. The International Labor Organization estimates that 218 million children ages 5-17 are engaged in child labor in the whole world. Some children are forced to work up to 18 hours a day in other countries.
CSI Color: Our color is teal because it’s not a regular color and that’s how they treat children. Symbol: Our symbol is a stock chart because we are having good and productive times and harder and more stressful times like how stocks go up and down. Image: Our image is a runner because we keep moving forward like runners keep moving toward the finish line.
We use To Think But Now We Think We used to think that children were the same as us, they go to school get an education and have the choice of playing sports. But now we think that children have little to no chance to decide what they want to do or even are forced to go to school in the world.
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