Today, I am going to talk about our new unit called Sharing The Planet. This unit is about why children in some countries have access to children’s rights and opportunities, and in undeveloped countries children are engaged in illegal activities like child labors, slavery and child soldiers etc. Children mostly work in unsafe conditions; often suffer from violence and abuse by their masters, neglected and not protected by their family. Why they don’t deserve to have a proper childhood life. The key concepts of our unit are causation & responsibility.
Recently, our class read a book called Iqbal, told by a girl named Fatima, she was put into the same workshop as Iqbal. This book is about Iqbal’s life in the carpet factory located in Lahore, Pakistan. He helps to free children from working in such hazardous and unbearable conditions. Our class hasn’t finished the ending of the book.
So far I have learnt in this unit, unlike undeveloped countries, Hong Kong’s children have access to every convention of our human right like name and identity, nationality, family, food and nutrition, adequate health services, a protective environment etc. The most surprising thing I have learned in this unit was when we started this unit; I found out that a 4 year old Mary shucks two pots of oysters a day in Dunbar, Louisiana, 1911.
If I could join an organization to make a difference, I would join Unicef because they always take children issues seriously. Unicef always provide basic education, ensure gender equality, health care services, food and nutrition etc. to children all over the world.
People in the world could support children’s rights in many ways like protesting, making PSA, taking action etc. However some people don’t agree that child’s should have their rights so they make them work for hours, making them starve, beating them up and they would probably bond a 3 year old boy to mine, abusing them and making them kill innocent people.
I would like to introduce article #7 in children’s right convention for my PSA (Public Service Announcement) video. This unit makes me feel curious that some children in the world are working at a young age and some of us don’t. So this unit also makes me feel sad, I feel very sorry that some of the children can’t participate equally and some of us do. It makes me feel that equality is hard to be honored.