Child labour Child labour is not only a social problem but also an economic one A child work for fourteen hours a-day is what is termed as child labor. Child labour has a predominant feature in Indian society
Is all work is bad for children?Some child workers themselvesthink that illegal work should notbe considered in the definition of"child labor." The reason: Thesechild workers would like to berespected for their legal work,because they feel they have noother choice but to work.
A young Indian boy climbs on top of piles of teak wood in a government-run lumberyard in UP. The boys job is to label the teak wood. The wood is common in Myanmar and is in high demand in Japan and most of Asia.A boy works in a tea stall in a small villagein Nepal. Nepal is one of the worldspoorest countries, forcing huge numbersof children to do hard labor. For a majorityof children in Nepal, education is a luxury .
This 9-year-old girl used to work longhours weaving rugs in a carpet factory.Today, she is enrolled in a Rugmarkschool in India. Rugmark is anorganization working to end child laborand provide educational opportunitiesfor children. For child laborers all overthe world, education is the ticket to abetter future.
Circus performers, India 1995Children work long hours, practicedangerous acts, and only the bestand those who manage to survivecontinue their lives as performers. A circus may have dozens of smallchildren; there are few teenagersand fewer adult performers.
Electroplate worker, India 1993: The educateduse of protective equipment by electroplaters isextremely important in preventing contact withvarious metals and acids. The minimumprotective equipment should include gloves,aprons, boots, and chemical handlers goggles.Aprons should come below the top of the boots.
Metal workers, : Children infactories such as this makepolished metal tableware.They use high speed polishingmachines and the noise inthese factories is overwhelming.No doubt most of the workerssuffer hearing loss from the loudnoise.
Brick workers Throughout much of the world, bricks are made by hand. Even a small brick factory may produce as many as 500,000 bricks per year. Each brick weighs between one and two kilograms (2.2-4.4 pounds). A small child may haul over 1,000 bricks on his/her head or back each day.
Stone quarry workers, In many quarries the stones are broken by hand. Because of the large amounts of dust, the work is quite dangerous.Workers are at extreme risk of developingsilicosis (scarring of the lungs) and a related disease, silico-tuberculosis.
.. She started working at an age of 6… When children go to school
How many child labours are in the world? According to the statistics given by Indian government there are 20 million child laborers in the country, while other agencies claim that it is 50 million. According to the statisticsgiven by Indian governmentthere are 20 million child laborersin the country, while other agenciesclaim that it is 50 million.
Causes of child labour Poverty Over population Illiteracy Urbanization Orphans Unemployment of elders Cont…………..
They don’t have parents Their parents could not afford to educate them Only these children are bread earners in the family due to in capabilities of their parents They are not interested in studying They are habituated to earn income rather than studying They don’t have opportunities Harassment from the internal or external people Others
While the proportion of girls among out-of-school children dropped sharply in most of Asia since 1990 (to 49%), the proportion of out-of-school girls in South Asia( dominated by India) is 60 per cent or higher.
Working area of children Mills Factories & Brick works Coal mines Shops
LawsNational Policy on Child Labour was formulated in1987.prohibition of children being employed inhazardousoccupations and processes.Poverty being the main root cause the govt hasdecidedto generate the employmentsupplementary nutrition and regular health checkups soas to prepare them to join regular mainstreamschools
Conclusion:A cycle of poverty is formed and the need for child labours is reborn after every generation. India needs to address the situation by tackling the underlying causes of child labour through governmental policies and the enforcement of these policies. Only then will India succeed in the fight against child labour.
We need to stop IT ……….But can be done IF you help us…
Do it for your Brothers and Sisters!!!!!! who live living hell…