SCREAM: Education pack and resources

The SCREAM programme offers a unique opportunity to engage a wide range of community actors and organizations in the promotion of social justice and universally recognized human and labour rights.

The education pack, which forms the basis of the SCREAM programme, is made up of 14 educational modules and a User’s Guide. The SCREAM modules enable young people to express themselves through different forms of artistic media, such as drama, creative writing, music and the visual arts in a manner specific to their culture and traditions. In addition to raising their own awareness and that of their peers, young people gain skills and confidence to address their message to their families, friends, neighbours, teachers, local communities and authorities. In this way, young people and adults become partners for social change.

The modules are flexible “building blocks” that they can be adapted to the educators’ context and their constraints, whether in time or resources. They are intended to be adaptable to any geographical or cultural context and to any formal or non-formal setting. The activities may be part of a year-long education programme or a short workshop – activities should be planned to suit the conditions and needs of those involved.

As the SCREAM programme evolves, additional, complimentary modules are being created. In 2007, SCREAM: A special module on HIV, AIDS and child labour was launched. This resource is a companion module to the original Education Pack. It is intended for use by educators and team leaders to inform young people about HIV and AIDS and includes activities to increase awareness and understanding of related health, family and child labour issues.

The statistics in the SCREAM pack were derived from the first Global Report on Child Labour, published in 2002. For the latest statistics, please check the document Q&A on Global estimates and trends of child labour 2000-2012.

A number of other informative and inspiring materials have been developed within the framework of the programme, including a DVD of SCREAM activities around the world, a video clip on child labour combining images with music from the “Child to Child Solidarity Concert – A future without Child Labour”, by the Suzuki Orchestra; postcards, songs and poems on child labour (see Resources).