Tuesday, 30 November 2010

"Chaga and the Chocolate Factory" is the name of the short story we have studied in the English class, 9th grade.It describes the inhuman conditions young children have to face in the cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast, West Africa. Children are forced to work long hours, they are beaten and at night they are put in shacks.

The main character of the story is Chaga, a poor ten year old boy , who lives in Mali, Africa, with his six brothers and sisters. On day the Bicycle Man appeared and promised him a new life. He could work in the chocolate factory and earn enough money to buy a bicycle and take care of his family. But Chaga’s dreams and hopes became a nightmare. He was forced to work long hours, carrying heavy bags of cocoa beans, along the plantation.

Work done by Eduarda and Carla, 9th E