Monday May 29 – Making a difference in the world of child labour

  1. please give Mrs. Spencer your slavery number
  4. complete Questions on Fairphone by going to
  5. See Assignment below…

The world is committed to ending child labour by 2025

In 2015, UN member states adopted 17 Global Goals for sustainable development, including goal 8.7 to end all forms of forced labour, modern slavery and child labour by 2025. Eliminating child labour will help address poverty, strengthen economies and positively influence education, health and protection systems worldwide.


Find  5 different ways we can actually make a difference in the world child labour

  1. These need to be SPECIFIC things that a person here in Duncan can do
  2. Include about a 50 -60 word explanation IN YOUR OWN WORDS for EACH of the 5 ways (in total you will have 250-300 words)
    1. Make sure you consider  how you can make it EASY for them to make a difference!
  3. You might consider ideas that can also be used in our major project, so you kill two birds with one stone 😉

For example (and you can’t use mine 🙂 ):

You can purchase fair trade items.  Some places in Victoria that sell fair trade are Level Ground Trading Company , Ten Thousand Villages and Peace Freaks Ethical Clothing.  These stores sell coffee,  spices, tea, dried fruits, clothing made from bamboo / cotton/ hemp, decorative items, jewellery, dishes, and much more!


Support a child via a charity organization.  To know which charities are the “best” to support, go to  World Vision Canada and Plan Canada both score an “A-” and are considered two of the best.  Even better is Unicef Canada – Unicef is actually the world’s leading child-focused humanitarian organization, working in 192 different countries. 

Wed May 3 – Human Trafficking and Pornography


Wed Oct 12 -Does ONE person matter?

You should be:

: following this blog

: signed into – 3b94e

We also have a class forum now 🙂  We will be using it today….


We are starting Unit 2: Seeing the Bigger Picture.  In this unit we will be focusing on

: what the world is like

: the significance of the individual

: God’s view of injustice

: the power of images

  1. hand in Omelas
  2. discuss Omelas
  3. Lisa Kristine: Images of Slavery


4. Forum response: SJ 12 Forum

a. Go to General Discussion

b. Click on the thread “Does one person matter?”.

c. Respond as indicated




Action Plan Idea – Take a Stand

Why should I get involved?

It’s estimated that over 36 million people live in slavery today – more than the population of Canada. Stand 4 Freedom gives you an opportunity to raise your voice and take a stand on their behalf.

How do I get involved?

Take a Stand: Gather a group of friends, family, or colleagues and take turns standing for 24 hours to raise awareness about modern-day slavery. Get creative –IJM interns in Bolivia are standing at their desks all week instead of sitting. Your stand can take place during the week of action (April 6-10) or during another date. Be sure to register your stand at to get your event on the worldwide map. 

Make your mark: Write “I stand for freedom” on yourself (or on a sign), take a picture and post it on social media with #STAND4FREEDOM during the week of action (April 6 – 10). You can include iconic images of your city, town or province in your photos.

Sign the petition: Urge the United Nations to protect the poor from everday violence including slavery. Sign the petition

Start a conversation: Many people are still unaware that slavery exists today. Take the opportunity to open up conversations about the realities of everyday violence with those around you. You can find resources and information at

Take time to pray: Prayer is a powerful tool in the fight to end slavery. Sign up to become a prayer partner and join us in praying for IJM’s work around the world.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”Margret Mead

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