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Pupil-Demonstration


Lessing-pupils demonstrate against child labour
Lessing-pupils demonstrate against child labour
Through songs and music the pupils entertain the passersby
Through songs and music the pupils entertain the passersby
As shoeshiners pupils draw attention to working children
As shoeshiners pupils draw attention to the plight of working children

Pupils of the Lessing-Secondary School, Frankfurt demonstrate against child labour and collect money for a school in Tanzania

May 2006. With their "Actionday against child labour" the class 5a of the Lessing Seconday School, Frankfurt didn't only inform many people about the urgent issue of child labour, but was also successful in collecting € 1,680 for the support of a Tanzanian school. PROBONO promised in advance to double each collected Euro, so that at the end of the day the pupils could transfer the large amount of € 3,360 to Tanzania.

Pupil-Demo

The enthusiasm of the children was great. During a period of ten weeks the class dealt with different aspects of child labour under the leadership of their teacher Mr. Reiner Franzmann. In May they marched trough downtown Frankfurt carrying homemade signs and posters and drawing attention to the problem of child labour with shouting slogans and rattling collection-tins.

Street sales

Later the pupils set up their own information stand and sold a brochure about child labour as well as homemade cake and limonade. They also created a lot of interest as shoeshiners and street musicians.

Support of Duluti Secondary School

With the collected funds the 5a supports the development of the Duluti Secondary School in Tanzania, a school which is supported by PROBONO. The money goes into the purchasing of more than 100 school desks and chairs.

More about this in the newspaper article of the Frankfurter Neue Presse and Frankfurter Rundschau.