Child Labour is the practice of having children engage in economic activity, on a part- or full-time basis. The practice deprives children of their childhood, and is harmful to their physical and mental development. Poverty, lack of good schools and the growth of the informal economy are considered to be the key causes of child labour in India. The 2011 national census of India found the total number of child labourers, aged 5–14, to be at 4.35 million.
You see them on a daily basis, literally everywhere in a restaurant that you’ve been visiting for years, may be at your neighbourhood employed as a domestic help . do you know , even the daily products you are using, are being made by child labours employed in a factory
when these children should go to school and grow in a creative environment, discover their talent and potential. But instead, they are denied the basic right to education and forced to work as child laborers. They get up every morning and go out to make a living for themselves and for their family. And these are not elegant jobs in air-conditioned offices. It’s manually-intensive and back-breaking labour, which leads to fatigue, hopelessness and no possible future for them.
In order to make sure that children get access to quality education, we need to tackle the mindset that makes it okay for young children to be employed. If one person stands up against the wrong of child labour, it won’t take time before the movement gathers weightage.
And you can contribute to this change. The next time you see a child, or any child forced into labour, don’t just drive or walk past.
Sending the less-privileged children to factories, and not schools, won’t help build the economy. It will just create unfavourable conditions for these unfortunate children and an entirely unstable generation, in the long run.
With education, these children can change not just their own, but the fate of the future generations as well.
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