Will Kepler Middle East Project FINAL

By Will Kepler
United Arab
1.5% of children are at work
without pay
Usually they smuggle items
across the border
Education is needed to extinct
child labor
Major cause of child laborpoverty
Another cause- more than
83,000 homeless kids in Riyadh
A young girl shoveling soil and
Child beggars are usually at
traffic lights
Mainly located at religious cities
Most beggars are from different
country & begging illegally
Many shelters take in child
Shelters feed, educate and care
3,500+ kids arrested per month
for illegally entering country
A child putting her hand out to beg
Public education-free
Schools split by gender
Memorize the Qur’an
Literacy rate risen over 20%
in last twenty years
Government spends lots of
money on schools
A shelter providing education for
*The Qur’an is the Islamic bible; like the torah to the Jewish religion
Relates to girls only
Lives are being destroyed
It is not illegal
Parents encourage child
marriage for money
Some girls get sold to older
men only for money
Average age for child
marriage is 5-15
A man in his late 50’s is married to a 12
year old girl
96% of people are Islamic
4% of people are Christian
and Hinduism
Believe in one god named
Everybody is Muslim
Pray to Ka’abah fives time a
Recite Qur’an daily
A holy place in Saudi Arabia
where people pray.
2 years of kindergarten
Boys/Girls go to different
After kindergarten,
intermediate school
Then to secondary school
Secondary school has
more options of learning
If kids do not go to school;
they work or beg for
Children lining up to see where
they are going to class
Stay inside for summers
since summers can reach up
to 100 degrees
Play with friends inside at
house or a mall
Not the best place to raise a
Amount of pollution is high
Traffic is very bad in most
Can take hours to get to
This is a child with a
camel. In 2002 some
children were camel
jockeys, but now it is
banned because of
child abuse.
*A child jockey is a job where you take care of a horse and race with them
Dominant religion is
Illegal in UAE to spread
ideas that are not from
the Islamic religion
People pray at churches
About 30 churches
throughout the UAE
A law guarantees
religious freedom
The Islamic holy book. Many
people read this and study it like a
Children here get much
more fun time than other
The UAE is very wealthy
so they have many
exciting places to see
Children can go to huge
Or adventure parks
Children here also have
more freedom
A water park which kids can
access daily for recreational
Kindergarten through
12th grade prepares for
Lot’s of good universities
are opening in the UAE
which children can access
Most children want to go
to school (survey says)
Many programs to help
students (Zayed Univ.)
Zayed Univ. helps many
schools and has over 30
helpers for each grade
60% of students go to
public schools
A student getting tips from her
teacher while drawing.
Most children speak the
Arabic language
Schools have a wide range
of subjects to learn
Most private schools are
expensive for the family
Once you finish elementary
school, you move onto
higher education
There are primary and
secondary schools
Secondary schools are better
and take more of a
A girl in a painting class,
painting a cartoon.
Never allowed to eat or
drink pork and alcohol
Usual child goes to
school and comes home
After school they either
have after school
activities or play with
A popular meal is lamb,
rice and dates with
lemonade or tea
Another usual meal is
onions stuffed with meat
and rice
Most children live in
apartments or a farm
This is a boy swimming in a local
pool having fun.
Saudi Arabia
Child marriage is one of the
main problems
Child begging is another
Child labor is also sad and
should be stopped
United Arab Emirates
-The pollution is bad for your
body if you inhale too much
-The summer is too hot to play
outside or exercise
-The traffic makes it hard to
get to places
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
-Before 1960 girls were homeschooled
only with a tutor
-The girls would watch a recorded
lecture from the boys session
-There was not as much child
marriages and now there is many
-In the 1950’s there were not many
schools at all
-Literacy rate went up approximately
40% from 1975
-10 years ago there were very few
programs who help students; now
there are a lot
A child in Saudi Arabia
A photo of child who is a model.
Another opportunity others do not have.
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