Ordu Metropolitan Municipality has started a province wide information campaign in coordination with “Integrated Model for the Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour in Seasonal Agriculture in Hazelnut Harvesting in Turkey Project.” Meanwhile children of worker families in the temporary settlement areas are calling their peers to the school at social support centre every morning.
Ordu Metropolitan Municipality has started a widespread information campaign in city centre, districts and temporary settlement areas with the message “No to child labour in Hazelnut Gardens.” Campaign refers to 4857 Labour Law which banns children to be employed under the age of 15 and targets the producer, middleman and seasonal workers asking them not to take part in any offence on the matter.
40 billboards, 40 CLP, 12 overpass, 14 banners ve 500 posters prepared and displayed in city centres, districts and temporary settlement areas.
Ordu City Centre
An overpass in Fatsa
Children call their peers to the school.
Thousands of workers arrived in Ordu to collect hazelnuts for the 2015 harvest due to increased crop. Workers erected tents even in the garden of the Uzunisa Social Support Centre. Many new children arrived to settlement areas and crowded population makes harder to find and inform them and families about the project and the school. Some of the students already registered at the social support centre are walking through the tents with a mobile sound system calling for the school. They collect their peers and bring them to the school for entertaining classes.Teacher Onur Torun (left) and his students are calling for school. Uzunisa Social Support Centre, Ordu
Teacher Onur Torun claims that the method proves to be very entertaining and effective. “ We already have too many students this season but we don’t want to leave any child behind. Our garden and playground is occupied with tents but we still carry on with the sports activities inside the building.” he concluded.
Physical education and sports classes are held inside the building. Uzunisa Social Support Centre, Ordu