“I love these kids! They want to change children’s worlds and nothing can stop them!”
Teacher Ron Adams’s words don’t do justice to efforts by his student group at Broad Meadows Middle School, Quincy, Mass., over the past decade to improve children’s lives around the world.
The project began when a group of Ron’s students heard Iqbal Masih, an escaped child laborer, describe how he was sold to a carpet maker and chained to a loom. When they learned that Iqbal was murdered for his activism after his return to Pakistan, the Quincy students began their quest to end child slavery.
Their initial efforts raised enough money to build two schools in Iqbal’s home community and spread the word about child slavery and children’s rights. Over the past few years, they raised over $3,000 for Haitian relief and $1,500 for Ethiopian orphans through bake sales, a talent show, car wash, penny drive and donating a day’s pay from a day’s work planting four gardens at the public library.
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