THE DAILY PROPHET
A Young Boy in a Big World
George shoemaker is a young boy trying to make a living in a factory. He is 12 years old and has been working at the factory for 4 years. As a child he was abused by his father and brother until at the age of 8 was rescued by some factory recruiters. He works Sams®. He is now one of the most efficient workers and has made almost 100 pounds. He plans to create his own orphanage to make sure those who have suffered as he has will be able to get the proper necessities like food, shelter and social skills which will help their future.
Though he has come far. There are still many dangers, because of the factory having to deal with lawsuits. There are many nights when he goes hungry. Also, because of the lack of safety and long hours many of his friends receive injuries and are tired constantly.
Even though there are some problems with safety Sams® is still one of the best factories for children to work in. These factories are actually good because it makes the children have 2 hours of education everyday but it also allows children to learn about the economy and will teach them about how the real world works. One of the teachers, Connor O’reily says “Some of these kids have outstanding potential and are very eager to learn. Many of them stay here just to read more.”
It is very beneficial for poor children as well because it gives them something to do ad will help them support their families. They can even gain more money per day if they are willing to work overtime. These work conditions are very beneficial in teaching children the importance of money.
Over all Sams® factory is a very beneficial work space as it gives free education, housing and food. Even though there are some problems such as safety issues it is still worth the risk to create a future.