By Will Kepler United Arab Comparing… 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 rocks 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 beggars 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 children *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 Allah Everybody is Muslim Pray to Ka’abah fives time a day Recite Qur’an daily A holy place in Saudi Arabia where people pray. 2 years of kindergarten Boys/Girls go to different schools 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 money 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 child Amount of pollution is high Traffic is very bad in most places Can take hours to get to places 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 Islamic 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 bible. Children here get much more fun time than other countries The UAE is very wealthy so they have many exciting places to see Children can go to huge malls Or adventure parks Children here also have more freedom A water park which kids can access daily for recreational purposes. Kindergarten through 12th grade prepares for college 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 commitment 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 friends 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 problem 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 more -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. 2007, June. "UNICEF Pakistan - Real lives - Children Formerly Involved in Camel Racing." UNICEF - UNICEF Home. N.p., n.d. 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