Stacey Dooley Investigates - season synopsis

Stacey Dooley investigates current affairs issues affecting young people around the world.

Stacey Dooley Investigates

Episode 1 - Kids for sale

Stacey Dooley explores the issue of child labour in Nepal and the Ivory Coast. She begins her journey in Nepal where tens of thousands of children, many under 10, are forced to leave their families to work in factories or within a form of domestic slavery.

In Kathmandu it is estimated that thousands of children work for wages. As the government clamps down on child labour in India more children are crossing the border to work in Nepal's embroidery and carpet factories. Stacey discovers children working in terrible conditions and for very little pay.

Stacey's mission is to try and find out how and why this can happen and if it's possible for her to make a difference.

Episode 2 - Kids with Machettes

The second part of Stacey's journey takes her to the Ivory Coast where tens of thousands of children are believed to be working in West Africa's cocoa plantations. Many of these children work with machetes and for little or no money. Stacey's mission is to try and find out how and why this can happen, what is being done to prevent it and whether it is possible for an ordinary British girl to make a difference.

Kids with Guns

Kids with Guns

Stacey Dooley returns, exploring the issue of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where an estimated 5.4 million people have died in the civil war.

An estimated 30,000 children have been used as soldiers during the conflict in the DRC and no one knows how many thousands are still in the forests, enslaved by armed militias. Stacey meets boy soldiers and hears their terrifying experiences first hand. Accompanying a local charity, she travels to a frontline Congolese National Army camp, where she helps rescues two teenage boy soldiers.