Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Annotation 8

Nirmala George
"Ban on Child Labor Begins in India."
Houstin Chronicle. Octover 10, 2006

A new ban has been created in India that bans companies and people from hiring children under the age of 14. Even with this law many children still are working, some in hazardous conditions. With this new law officials hope to send more children to school to get and education. Many children that were interviewed couldn't remember the last tiem they didn't work some being only 13 years old. But there are many children and families who do depend on the money that their child makes in order to survive. With the new law anone who violates it will be fined although many of them are unsure if the law will be enforced. Oe problem with this law is the worry that if these children can't work that they will suffer and live in poverty.

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Anuj Choopra
"India's Latest Move to Stop Child Labor: A New Law Banning Children Under 14 from Working in Homes or Restaurants Begins Tuesday in India." THe Christian Schience Monitor. October. 10, 2006

As of right now there are many children, some being as young as 10 years old, whor work 12 hours a day and making often less than a dollar. Now a new ban has been created banning children from working who are under the age of 14. Although many believe this is the start of ending child labor many believe more could be done. One issure that risses from this ban is creating alternate funding for the families who depend on this extra income. India which has the most children working in the labor force in the whole world will now start to decrease in emotional, physical, and sexual abuse that occures to many children who were working. With the new ban many things will change and be hard to adjust to.

Annotation 6

"50 Boys Who Were Froced to Work at Factories in India are Freed."
New York Times. December 29,2006. pg A.9.

For the last two years 50 boys ranging from the ages 8 to 14 who worked 15 hours a day were freed by a local private organization. All of the boys come from poor families who needed the money to survive. The boys worked in an embroidery factory working with needles that would sometimes hurt them. While working the children were often abused and weren't allowed to see their family. Even with the jobs many of the boys were never paid and didn't have an education that they could go to.

Annotation 5

Paolo Roggero, Viviana Manglaterra, Flavia Bustreo, Furio Rosati
"The Health Impact of Child Labor in Developing Countries: Evidence from Cross-Country Data." American Journal of Public Health. February 2007. Vol. 97, Iss. 2: Pg. 271

With so many child laborers all of whom are being denied a real childhood and facing horrible working conditions and then working at places taht are causing great damage to their health. Many of these children are malnourished, living in poverty, and without and education. The health impact of child labor has not been brought into great detail but there has been evidence of its bad affects. It's hard to tell how this will affect the future and the next generation of childrens health. Some health factors that are included is the transmitting of sexual diseases, long term, and short tern health issues.

Annotation 4

Amelia Gentleman
"Stricter Law Fails to Deminish the Demand for Child Laborers in India."
New York Times. March 4, 2007. pg. 1.8

After the ban on child labor children are still being employed. Many children work as maids and are often only paid $2.25 a month. People blaim the government for not being harder on this issure. Now many children are sent away to work and make more money even if they don't send the money to their families. The children are sent aways also to help their families to survive because one less mouth to feed means more money to live off of.

Annotation 3

"Child Laborers in India Untionize to Support Families."
New York Amsterdam News. August 7, 2003. pg. 18

Children all around the world work illegally. Many just do it in order to support their families. Lots of the children have lost a parent and thus have to work but are not paid nearly enough. Children do not go to school because of the poor lessons and would rather work to help make their lives better.

Annotation 2

Rahul Bedi
"Critics Skeptical of India's Pending Child Labot Ban 'Symbolic' Gesture."
National Post. August 3, 2006. pg. A.10

With the new bans the Indian government cracks down on employers of children by being sent to jail. When this is enforced it will help make the lives of maltreated and exploited children much better. Any violators of this ban will be fined and sent to jail for up to two years. Fro all of the kids who are "freed" the government can nto forsure grant them an education.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Annotation 1

Cahkravarthi Raghavan
"Over 70 Million Child Workers in the World."
Third World Resurgence. July 1996. No. 71.

As of right now it is estimated that child labor has affected nearly 73 million children from the ages 10-14 years old. Based on these statistics we can tell that in many countries such as Asia, Latin America, and Africa that there is an increase in the number of children who are working. What is even more amazing is the fact that in no area child labor is not completely outlawed. One of the areas with the most number of children working is in rural areas and plantations. Many children work in order to afford an education.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Tri: 3 Raft March 29th Favorite Place in the World

Show, Don't Tell Assignment

Think of your favorite place in the world. Describe it in a RAFT assignment using the following format. DO NOT say what the place is.

R - travel agent or real estate agent
A - possible consumers (travellers or buyers)
F - advertisement brochure
T - My favorite place in the whole world.

Put it in your blog and label it Favorite Place in the World

Remember: Show, don't tell!

At my favorite place in the whole world it is always beautiful whether it's winter, spring, summer, or fall. But my favorite time of all at this place is in the summer. My favorite place is always a lot of fun and is surrounded by little cabins with lakes all around from big ones to smaller ones. At this place there are big pine trees everywhere and pine needles that cover the ground as if trying to be the grass. Across the road is a state park with many walking trails that can lead you to great fishing spots. This place has a big house that can hold up to 40 people at certain times even though it can get crammed. In the house there is not one wall that is not covered with some kind of junk that hides all of the really great things that my grandma really has. Probably my favorite part of this place is the little old cabinet that is stashed with all kinds of candy from red juju coins to licorish. On the back side of the house there is a big garage where my grandma holds her "gift shop" but in my opinion is just a year round garage sale of junk. On the front side of the house is a beautiful lake with a beach that is amazing as the sun sets. The beach is always a highlight because of the sandcastle building, frog hunting, bonfires, and digging big holes to put people in and then watching them try to get out. The lake is always a lot of fun when the water is like glass and there's no one else out there but you. It's the best when your out tubing on a huge tube called super mable, that can hold five people, and then laughing after you hit a huge wave and all fall off.