So you want to take action with your class that not only makes a difference for
child labourers but is also an educational experience for your students. Here
are some ideas to consider. Alternatively use them to spark your own social
Whatever social action you take consider contacting the media. Attracting media
attention will reach a much larger audience increasing your efforts to raise
awareness and spread the word child labour doesn't work.
Contacting the media pdf
here if you need to download a programme to read pdf files.
Born to be Free project fundraiser
Take action together as a class for children like Arvind, Priya, Settu and
It's simple – here's what to do:
You'll receive a report and certificate acknowledging your contribution.
World Day Against Child Labour event
June 12 is World Day Against Child Labour. Established by the International
Labour Organisation in 2002, media events and local activities aim to raise
awareness and support for the campaign to eliminate child labour. Find out
what's happening in your area. Join in, or alternatively, create your own
For more details on
World Day Against Child Labour.
Sweatshop fashion show
Raise awareness, spark discussion, debate, community interest and action by
preparing a class sweatshop fashion show. For all the details required to make
this a successful educational experience visit
Maquila Solidarity Network.
Improve communication skills while at the same time raising public awareness.
Write a letter to either the editor of a newspaper or a member of parliament.
Ask for an increase in the amount of overseas aid that goes to support primary
education programmes, protect child rights and enforce labour laws in
effective letter pdf
Rampant is an online environment that is making change contagious. It provides
information about children in crisis plus ideas and support for members to make
a real difference. For example, a Rampant group (your class) can set up a
unique URL, create a message board, an online photo album and feature stories,
plus receive donations online for a chosen fundraising project. Students will
learn new ICT skills and experiment with the impact of going global.
To join and find out more about Rampant groups visit the Rampant website.
Organise a 40 Hour Famine
The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is an annual event, in March. Around 150,000
participants go without food, or something else, for 20 to 40 hours to raise
funds for children in need. These funds help stop child labour by releasing
bonded children from labour, providing an education and improving family
incomes. Perhaps your school already takes part, but if not, why not organise
with your class the school's first Famine event.
For more information visit the 40
Hour Famine website.
The Education Team would love to hear about your social action. Please