TORONTO, April 10, 2013 /CNW/ - W Network's Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott have been named World Vision's Global ambassadors to raise awareness about the horrific problem of
the worst forms of child labour and trafficking.
Drew and twin brother, Jonathan, will be heading to India on April 10 to
see first-hand the many challenges faced by children living and working
on the streets of Delhi. Joined by their brother JD, they will meet with children who are part of World Vision's "Rights on
the Streets" project that provides educational, nutritional and
vocational training for approximately 5,000 street children.
"We have always been passionate about giving youth a chance to live the
life they deserve," explains Drew Scott. "Our opportunity to engage
with some amazing children in India is another leg of our long journey
to raise awareness on the conditions that many kids face worldwide.
It's about giving a voice to those in need. We can all make a
World Vision is working to highlight the problem of children working in
3D jobs - dirty, dangerous and degrading jobs, and is asking Canadians
to take action by joining a movement of concerned Canadians and being
more ethical consumers.
"Extreme poverty is a reality for millions of children in India who end
up working as child laborers for less than 50 cents a day," says Dave
Toycen, president of World Vision Canada. "The work is damaging to
their bodies, their minds and their wellbeing, and we're asking
Canadians to help change this reality."
The International Labor Organization estimates 115 million child
laborers worldwide do hazardous (3D) work. More than 60 per cent of
children in 3D jobs are boys, in the 12-17 age group.
Says Jonathan Scott, "It warms my heart and soul to know I have the
ability to improve the life of a child I've never met and the community
they call home."
Drew and Jonathan are currently shooting Season 3 of Property Brothers in Vancouver, BC. While in India, the brothers will stay connected with
fans across Canada and share their experience and thoughts on how we
can all make a difference no matter where we call home.
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About World Vision
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 at worldvision.ca
For Children. For Change. For Life.
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SOURCE: World Vision Canada
For further information:
World Vision Canada
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