Glo’s John­bull seeks fair treat­ment for disadvantaged chil­dren

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

Globa­com’s tele­vi­sion drama se­ries, Pro­fes­sor John­bull, is this week seek­ing to pro­mote fair treat­ment of chil­dren from disadvantaged homes. In a new edi­tion show­ing at 8.30 p.m. on Tues­day, the pro­gramme draws at­ten­tion to the dan­gers of sub­ject­ing un­der-age chil­dren to child labour, child traf­fick­ing and street hawk­ing.

The se­ries runs on NTA Net­work, NTA In­ter­na­tional on DSTV Chan­nel 251 and NTA on StarTimes, with a re­peat broad­cast also at 8.30 p.m. on Fri­day on the stated tele­vi­sion chan­nels.

Called Street School, the new episode draws at­ten­tion to the var­i­ous ways through which chil­dren and ado­les­cents are lured away from their homes in the vil­lages to the cities with prom­ises of con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tion and bet­ter life only to end up suf­fer­ing phys­i­cal and sex­ual abuse and ex­ploita­tion. Such chil­dren are turned to full time do­mes­tic ser­vants and street hawk­ers by their mas­ters who fail to ful­fill their prom­ises to the par­ents of the chil­dren.

Through the episode, the pro­duc­ers of the sit­com hope to draw pub­lic at­ten­tion to the dan­gers of child labour such as risks on the road while the chil­dren are hawk­ing, sex­ual and phys­i­cal abuse, ex­po­sure to crim­i­nal el­e­ments and de­vel­op­ment of in­fe­ri­or­ity com­plex.

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