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-- November, 2012
A Bullet Can't Kill A Dream
Iqbal was sold into Child bonded labor at 4 years of age for the equivalent
He escaped at age 10 and began to speak out against child slavery and
for freedom and schools for all Pakistani children.
Iqbal won the Reebok Human Rights Youth in Action Award 1994
Easter Sunday, 1995, he was murdered.
In response, students at Broadmeadow Middle School formed this campaign
in order to help fight for Iqbal's Dream
- September, 2008 Update
this and other updates can be found on our Message Board
- March 15, 2008 Update
Two reasons for the update:
1. share an update from the School for Iqbal in Pakistan
2. invite teachers and others to attend an ILO sponsored Child Labor Conference on April 25-26, 2008
- July, 2007 Update
Keeping Iqbal Masih's dream alive!
Generations of Broad Meadows Middle school students continue to be inspired
by Iqbal's dream of freedom, education and a childhod for every child. Back in 1994,
Iqbal told the Broad Meadows fall about his dream when he attended their school
in Quincy, Massachusetts (USA) for a day. Iqbal's visit changed everything
for the Broad Meadows students. On that day, they came face to face with child labor
and they began immediately to take action against forced abusive child labor.
In fact, as Iqbal was leaving Broad Meadows Middle School, several students there
promised they would help him spread the word about child labor and child slavery.
It's been 12+ years since that meeting of 12 year olds, and year after year students
at Broad Meadows re-new their promise to take action for children like Iqbal
all over the world. In addition to establishing "A School for Iqbal" in Pakistan,
here is an illustrated update on the past two years work
(especially 2005-2006 & 2006-2007)
done by Broad Meadows students past and present and their peers in other schools
as well as their partners (grassroots non-governmental organizations in developing countries).
- September, 2006 Update A Photo Update!
- Previous Monthly updates
- CARE ACT OF 2001.Want
to lobby for anti-child labor legislation? U.S. Senator Tom Harkin
has introduced a new bill and he needs your help! The bill is known
as "THE HARKIN DOMESTIC CHILD LABOR BILL" or the "CHILDREN'S
ACT FOR RESPONSIBLE EMPLOYMENT-THE CARE ACT OF 2001".
- The September 2000 issue of Marie
Claire, the international, award winning magazine, has selected
"School for Iqbal" co-founder, Amanda Loos, now 18, as an "International
Heroines" in their inspiring story, "Girl Power."
- watch "Global Sweatshop"
The GLOBAL SWEATSHOP is a Two Part Televised Series on Child Labor
to be broadcast on Mass Interaction (formerly MCET) about Iqbal Masih,
the "School for Iqbal," and Ways YOU can take action to End
Child Labor. Copies can be purchased.
- Links2Go "Child Labor" Award.
"A School For Iqbal" named the 7th best website on child labor in
- Check out this new link to the Rugmark
RUGMARK - is working to eradicate child labor and supports education
programs for former child workers.
- Clinton Administration
pushes the U.S. Congress on International Child Labor
- "Iqbal Masih and
the Crusaders Against Child Slavery" A new book by Susan Kuklin
- "This is Our Call to
Action" A Compact Disc to Benefit the School for Iqbal
- More Letters of Support!
for the students of Broad Meadows Middle School
- More News from Around the World!
about the school for Iqbal cause
- Broad Meadows receives new awards, including the Harmony
and the Trumpeter
- Check out this interview in "New
Designs" - lots of background on the Project
Leave a comment or join in the discussion.
What Can We Do?
for Iqbal Fund
c/o Eastern Bank
731 Hancock St.
Quincy, MA 02170
(make checks payable to "A School for Iqbal
Email: Broad Meadows Middle School
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