- Posted June 12, 2011 by
elizabeth, New Jersey
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Take a stand to end slavery
Stop Child Slave Labor
Our students at Benedictine Academy are determined to help eradicate child slave labor. They recently participated in a Rally at Times Square, New York City organized by Green America, Global Exchange, and International Labor Forum. We were encouraging Hershey to change their practices and to lead the other manufacturers in using Fair Trade. They have made posters, banners, paper airplanes for freedom, spoken with the United Nations, and students at other schools, universities, and rallys. This past week they were awarded the NJ Jefferson Governor's Award for their public volunteer service efforts. They believe that you only need a heart full of compassion to make a difference in our world. Attached is a recent documentary on child slave labor to raise awareness.