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Dorsen This little boy is called Dorsen and his work powers smartphones...
Dorsen is eight years old. His mum has died. He works all day to try to earn enough money for food. Who would guess that he worked in the smartphone industry? Phone batteries contain cobalt, which is mostly mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa, where Dorsen lives. There are few regulations to protect children here, so your smartphone may contain cobalt mined by Dorsen, or children like him. His life is very hard.

This is his story >
Always ask an adult if you want to follow a link,
and if you want to help Dorsen and his friends.
Dorsen, GoFundMe


Ellie lives with her extended family by the sea. When she's not solving problems, she's creating them. She might not appreciate me telling you this, but she's bright, loyal, scarily honest and pretty funny.

Adventure is her middle name (not really - it's Edith - and she wouldn't want you to know that either!) It's OK. You have permission to read Ellie's journals. Make it snappy, don't make a habit of it - and for goodness sake - DON'T let her catch you!

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Ellie Booton's Journal, No. 3

Currently being written. That is, when these dogs stop pestering me for treats at coffee time. Coming soon, hints about the new Journal.

Festive bunting, now in our shop

I love bunting, so I've made some to put in the Burdock House shop. This pretty packet consists of ten restructured vintage French flower seed packets. They're provided with jute string and mini pegs. An ideal gift for anyone with green fingers and an affection for rural, floral France! More >

The Saltaire Sentinel Writing Set is available from this website and the famous Salts Mill in Saltaire. Read the Saltaire Sentinel >
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