Learn about children in slavery and fundraise to unlock the childhood of victims around the world
Around 50 million people live in slavery around the world – a quarter of which are children.
Education is crucial to ending slavery. Attending school and receiving an education, increases children’s chance of finding decent work and avoiding exploitation. It is so important that children are aware of and understand these issues. This term, for the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the 25th March, join other schools throughout the UK in learning about modern slavery and how it affects children around the world.
We will be providing participating schools with teaching resources aimed at children aged 7 to 11. These will help teach pupils about child slavery, how children’s lives differ around the world, the human rights of children and how they can help children experiencing slavery. The resources will also touch on geography and issues surrounding citizenship.
School communities will be coming together to fundraise to mark the day. By joining in, your school could help unlock the freedom of young victims of slavery so they can get their childhood back and live happy, prosperous lives.
Every school that participates can make a huge difference to the victims of slavery. For example, £440 raised can provide a child worker with vocational training for a year, so they can realise their ambitions. £115 will pay for five children to attend a monthly advisory meeting where they can learn about their rights and the responsibilities of their employers and themselves.
Your Key Stage 2 school pack with include:
- A comprehensive Key Stage 2 lesson plan on child slavery
- Case studies of children that have escaped slavery
- A poster showing products of slavery and child labour
- A fact sheet on child slavery
- School fundraising ideas
We hope that the pupils in your school learn a lot about modern slavery and can help some of the 50 million people affected by slavery today.