Based on the true story of Iqbal Misah, a boy from Pakistan whose family, deeply in debt, was forced to sell their youngest son into slavery in a carpet factory. As Iqbal grew older he began to fight for the rights of the children in the carpet factories. In time Iqbal’s campaign inspired over 3,000 children to run away. The Reebok Corporation heard about Iqbal’s efforts and gave him a Youth in Action Award. While in the United States he met with school children. The students from Broadmeadows School heard about Iqbals death and decided to do something for the children of Pakistan. Through the internet they raised $170,000 to build a school in Pakistan for 400 students and to staff it for four years.
Grade Level 5-12