Event: Ottawa Child Labour Challenge

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Brett Tarver
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Highlights:

More than 100 Ottawa kids will experience what it is like to be a child labourer
Mina, 12 years old, is a brick worker from Bangladesh
(June 09, 2017)
Ottawa Students Experience Child Labour During Interactive Event at Mooney's Bay Park 

OTTAWA, ON - June 9, 2017 

WHAT

On World Day Against Child Labour, June 12, more than 100 Ottawa students in grades 4 and 6 will experience realistic simulations of what it's like to be one of 85 million kids around the world who suffer in dirty, degrading and dangerous jobs.  

WHEN

Monday, June 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

WHERE

Mooney's Bay Park, 2960 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON 

STRONG VISUALS OF CANADIAN KIDS:
  • Hauling heavy loads in the "brick yard" 
  • Sewing "fast-fashion" apparel in the "sweat shop" 
  • Digging for metal in the "mining site"

WHY

World Vision's Child Labour Challenge is part of the aid organization's No Child for Sale Campaign that aims to raise awareness and eliminate child labour. 

QUOTE:

"It's important for Canadian kids to get a taste of what life is like for children around the world who are working for their very survival in extremely dangerous conditions. The Child Labour Challenge provides students with a hands-on learning experience aimed at increasing their awareness of how child labour could be connected to the products we as Canadians use in our everyday lives." 
-Daniel Wilcox, Coordinator for World Vision's No Child for Sale Campaign. 

PHOTO OPS/INTERVIEWS:  

Student participants and World Vision representatives will be available for interviews. 

nochildforsale.ca