A ten-year-old girl from West Wickham has launched a campaign against the use of cobalt mined by children in smartphone batteries.And just how did she discover this issue?
Cerys Nicholls-Jones, who goes to Wickham Court School, was shocked to learn that companies including Apple are failing to do basic checks to ensure that the cobalt they use isn’t mined by child labourers.
Cerys couldn’t forget the topic after her teacher Samira Al-jboury, 26, taught a lesson based on an Amnesty International report into child labour.Hmmmm…
All the pupils in the class wrote a letter to the CEO of Apple after the lesson, but Cerys was so bothered by the thought of this injustice that she had to do something else.So ‘education’ these days consists of learning how to be a good little SJW and harass people with unsolicited mail?
Someone needs to have a word with the governors.
The Year 5 pupil said: “I feel devastated when I realise that for me to charge my iPod, children are risking their lives by working in mines.
“While I listen to music and play Minecraft, other children are not enjoying their childhood and are working as hard as adults in very dangerous conditions.”Well, given their other options are usually starving, slaving in fields or being pimped out in the sex work industry, they might be glad of mine work.
Maybe you should ask your teacher why people who can’t support children keep having them instead? Or is it easier – and more in keeping with ‘social justice’ bullshit - to blame a big corporation?
Ms Al-jboury, who has been teaching at the school for a year, said she was surprised at how much the children continued to talk about her lesson outside the class. She says: “Even if we do not get a response from Apple, it is good for the children to understand the connection between things.
“It would be great to get as many people involved as possible. “I hope someone in this corporation feels something and listens and there is a change.”Yes, me too. I rather hope there’s some changes at this school. Do they really need a teacher who fills the kids’ heads with this lefty crap?