Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"As a Boy" - a bookwrap

John Langdon-Davis, founder of Plan International 

Plan International was founded over 75 years ago with a mission to promote and protect the rights of children.

The organisation was set up by British journalist John Langdon-Davies and refugee worker Eric Muggeridge in 1937, with the original aim to provide food, accommodation and education to children whose lives had been disrupted by the Spanish Civil War.
Langdon-Davies conceived the idea of a personal relationship between a child and a sponsor – a model that puts the child at the centre, and remains the core of what we do. 
Today, Plan International is a global organisation that is active in over 70 countries to advance children's rights and equality for girls.


"As a Boy"

by Plan International

Ages 5-9 
Grade Level 1-5

Unwrapping some amazing photographs for you...

About the book...

The powerful message of this book reveals the differences in the treatment between boys and girls in many countries around the world just because of their gender.  

Boys have preferential treatment and many more rights to exercise. They are privy to an education and being literate means many more opportunities for them to succeed in their world. They are taught very early on in life to work hard, to fight valiantly, and to be brave.  

Girls on the other hand are treated as non-entities, of much lesser worth and are refused an education.  They are forced to work at menial tasks with no chance of ever working up to their full potential or being allowed to express themselves.  They live in a world of female suppression.

Crisp, clear photographs tell the story visually for all to see.  The book explains that the young boys see the discrepancies in gender lifestyles and are willing to take a stand against the unfairness they witness all around them.  "As a Boy" gives a voice to the plight of  innocent children around the world who are walking and working in the silent shadows and through this book are brought into the light.  

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