“At Benedictine Academy, we believe that every child has the right to an education and to be treated with dignity. Child slave labor in the chocolate industrymust be stopped.
A new documentary was recently released, The Dark Side of Chocolate, about child slave labor. We saw how the children were getting beaten and working in the hot sun, unable to go to school,” says student Norky Diaz. Her classmate, Kai Alexander, adds “We knew we had to get involved because we care what happens to children. Chocolate child labor is immoral.” And that is just what we did. Kai Alexander, a passionate writer immediately connected her pen to her heart and wrote a rap/poem for the SHAC (Students helping All Children) Squad to use to raise awareness among their classmates and students in other schools. It is also being used as the soundtrack of our new short documentary about child slave labor in the chocolate industry.”
Why I am Marching at Hershey’s Store in Times Square via Ariana Taveras – Huffington Post