Posts Tagged ‘slavery’

Exhibition-Mari

March 31, 2010

Today, my group and I went to 6AR’s presentation and heard Mr. Steve’s Presentation sort of like a TED talk. It was quite surprising what I learnt today about slavery and child labor.  One of the things that I was surprised was that out of nearly 7 billion people in the world, 1 billion live less than 30B a day and 2 billion people in the world live with 30B to 60B a day. When I heard that, it was quite shocking that nearly half of the population cannot have access to medical care, food, water, education and all the other Basic Needs. I also learnt that 27million people out of that 3 billion people are slaves. 

 From Mr. Steve I heard that he talked to this lady who had been working as a worker for an awful job. She had 11 other sisters and brothers and her family lived with less than 30B a day. She was looking for jobs and one day, some one came up to her and told her that she will be given a job to make clothes and she was asked to work for 8 hours a day and she was asked to work 5 days a week. Mr. Steve told me that she was going to be payed 1 dollar per hour. To the lady, it sounded a good deal and when I heard that from Mr. Steve, it sounded very good for her and her family. But then, when she was taken away and reached the place, the company told her that the lady has to pay the transportation fees, which cost 2,500 dollars. Mr. Steve told me that since she was poor and had no money, she had to work for that money and pay back the money to the company. So the lady made only a little bit of profit working there for 6 years…

I felt very sorry for her, I was shocked and I felt really angry of the company that took the lady away for what it sounded like a good deal.  I think the lady was quite shocked too. I was very angry about slavery and I think there should be no slavery at all since were all same humans and I think that tricking people who really needs a job is not a good idea at all.

Now, I have some questions to ask Mr. Steve:

  1. What happened to the lady afterwards? Did she quit or did any one helped her?
  2. Why did slavery become a global issue again when it became illegal 200 years ago?
  3. Why did people even thought of slavery and use people as their slaves?

Some sources that I used and will use for my exhibition are:

  1. Guest Speakers (Primary source)
  2. Books (Secondary source)
  3. Encyclopedia (Secondary source)
  4. Surveys (Primary and Secondary source)
  5. Interviews (Primary source)
  6. Ask kids.com
  7. Think Quest
  8. Some good search engines from Y3 Ms. Sita’s Wiki Page

My Plans for the next few days is that I will invite my mom as a guest speaker to talk to us about child education and Poverty since she works at UNESCO. I will also interview Mr. Adrian Watts and other people from the education side. On friday, my group and I are going to the Khlong Toey Slum so I might interview people living in the slum.

King Chulalongkorn or King Rama V of Siam

October 12, 2009

 

King Chulalongkorn or King Rama The V of Siam

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King Chulalongkorn V was one of the greatest Thai kings.  I have chosen to write about him because he was responsible for making Siam modern. He did this by making many important changes and improvements. He thought education was important, so he opened schools and gave all children equall chance to have an education. He opened hospitals and gave modern treatment and medicine to people who only had old treatments that did not always work. He improved education by starting post and telegraph services. He also ordered railroads to be constructed. He introduced baht as the currency to improve trade. He cancelled slavery and made sure that Thailand never came under any western countries. Even though he was the King and could do anything he wanted, he worked hard to make Siam a better and more modern country. The people of Thailand today have a lot to thank him for.