Why I moved to Nepal for Free a Child

Hello! My name is Fiona Dyson. After “retiring” from my position as a managing partner in an educational consulting firm, I became a full time mom and started my volunteering career in my local community. My husband and I have raised two wonderful children in the United States, who are now grown up and going […]

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Why I work for Free a Child

Hello, I’d like to share my reasons for joining a small independent non-profit organization rather than donating to a large organization . Around 20 years ago I arrived in Hong Kong, I loved the city from the beginning, so decided to stay, I lived in Hong Kong several years before I started to move around […]

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Child Slavery Today

Overview – Child Slavery Today 27 million people worldwide are slaves. 8.4 million of them are children with the largest numbers in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. 1.8 million children are forced into prostitution or pornography with the largest numbers in India, Brazil, Thailand and the Philippines. The average age of a girl forced into […]

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Effects of Child Labor on growth

A community-based group comparison study was conducted in two slums in Nagpur, India, to assess the effects of child labor on the growth of children. The subjects included a total of 233 child laborers aged between 8-15 years who were matched by age to an equal number of controls and pair-matched for gender. The mean […]

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Facebook & Google, give direct to the Poor

Here’s a radical idea: Instead of providing services or training to the world’s poorest, how about giving them cash instead? GiveDirectly, a U.S.-based nonprofit operating in Kenya, is doing just that, and it’s won the support of the likes of Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes and Google. Hughes says he gave up on nonprofits for a […]

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Stop Child Labor – School is the Best Place

Let me start by by first making two somewhat provocative statements: poverty is not the main cause of child labor. The second is: the policy of governments and international donors is too much focused on the worst forms or the abusive forms of child labor instead of all child labour and the relation between education […]

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The Reason for Poverty

Why poverty still exists, and what we need to do about it. The world we live in today harshly punishes those who criticize the system that has brought so much prosperity, and so much indigence, to the world: capitalism. Especially in the Developed Western countries, capitalism is hailed as the end-all economic system, the final, […]

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Do computers change the way children think?

Implementation of computers into classroom requires reconsideration of today’s teaching methods. There was a claim that computers are able to change children’s thinking and programming can help to develop problem-solving and thinking skills. Alternative idea was that computers by itselves can not change children’s thinking but they help to create stimulating environment and increase motivation […]

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Genes and environment on child development

Genes were described by Ken Richardson (1994) as segments of chromosomes, which located in the nucleus of a cell. Genes are chemical substances and composed of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). DNA produces specific enzymes that involved in chemical reactions, product of which is a part of a cell. Each body cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, […]

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Adult attachment style defined in Childhood

Attachment is a strong bond between two people. Such special relationships are formed with a partner, parents, children or a friend and it created combination of feelings that contributed to mental health. Problems with relationships can affect the way people feel about themselves and their lives. The attachment theory developed by Bowlby stated that children […]

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