/R E P E A T -- MEDIA ADVISORY - Vancouver school kids work for change/

"Child Labour Challenge" Media Event

VANCOUVER, June 10, 2015 /CNW/ -

WHAT:     

Vancouver school kids and local youth unite to experience what child labour is really like in order to raise awareness and mark World Day to End Child Labour.



WHEN:     

Thursday, June 11 (10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PDT)



WHERE:   

General Brock Elementary (4860 Main Street, Vancouver)



WHO:       

100+ local Vancouver children, youth leaders and teachers



VISUALS:

Children experiencing child labour simulations --- they will get DIRTY!

  • Hauling bricks and carrying other heavy loads in a hurry
  • Mining for ore in piles of rock to make enough money for a meal
  • Sewing "fast fashion" apparel under stress
  • Searching for scraps in stinky piles of garbage
  • Picking coffee beans in order to caffeinate Canadians


PLUS:      

Daniel Wilcox from World Vision's No Child For Sale campaign will be on location to speak with media. Daniel is a youth advocate and expert on the 85 million children who are exploited in dirty, dangerous and degrading work across the globe.

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Visit our News Centre worldvision.ca

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: FOR INTERVIEWS CONTACT: Brett Tarver: 647-825-2712, brett_tarver@worldvision.ca; Britt Hamilton - cell: 416-419-1321, britt_hamilton@worldvision.ca

RELATED LINKS
http://www.worldvision.ca

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