Warboys technology links up Global Classroom
TECHNOLOGY provided by a Warboys company has enabled more than 20 schools on five continents to take part in an interactive lesson to raise awareness of human trafficking. Youngsters from Australia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, India, Dubai, Egypt, America and t
TECHNOLOGY provided by a Warboys company has enabled more than 20 schools on five continents to take part in an interactive lesson to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Youngsters from Australia, Cambodia, Bangladesh, India, Dubai, Egypt, America and the USA participated in the same lesson on the same day as part of a project called The Global Classroom.
The live online link-up took place on March 8, and was written by David Casey of Warboys based company E-ngage, which aims to further children's education through use of the internet.
Mr Casey worked alongside Stop The Traffik, an international charity committed to raising awareness of people trafficking.
The lesson enabled students to look at the human impact of trafficking where they live and in other areas across the globe.
Case studies were provided, which children were able to discuss online through an interactive forum.
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One of the studies involved a boy from Africa whose family sold him to a businessman on the belief that he would be able to earn money. But the boy was taken to a farm where he spent up to 12 hours a day working. He was never paid but did not complain because anyone who did so was beaten.
More than 1,000 messages were received from students across the world discussing the boy's situation and other similar cases.
Mr Casey, who supplied the interactive lesson plans from his office in Church Road, said: "The project was aimed at empowering the young and helping them use the internet to discuss global issues and concerns.