Glo’s Johnbull seeks fair treatment for disadvantaged children
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.