Ottawa Students Experience Child Labour During Interactive Event at Mooney's Bay Park
OTTAWA, 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.
"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.
World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization working to create lasting change in the lives of children, families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by our Christian values, World Vision is dedicated to working with the world's most vulnerable people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. Visit our News Centre at worldvision.ca
SOURCE World Vision Canada
For further information: Trisha Owens - 613-286-1559 or [email protected]