Child labor refers to the employment of children in any work that is mentally, physically, socially, or morally dangerous and harmful. In developing countries with high poverty and poor schooling opportunities, child labor is prevalent. In 2010, sub - saharan Africa has the highest incidence rates of child labor with several African nations witnessing over 50 percent of children aged 5–14 working. Worldwide agriculture is the largest employer of child labor.
The primary cause of child labor is poverty. According to ILO, income from a child’s work is usually crucial for his or her own survival or for the household. Lack of quality education and affordable schools is another major factor driving children to harmful labor. Many communities, particularly rural areas where between 60-70% of child labor is prevalent, do not possess adequate school facilities. Even when schools are sometimes available or they are too far away, difficult to reach.
How can we stop child labor? We can solve these problems by improving child labor legislation and laws and also by increasing the quality, relevance and access to education. We can also help stop child labor by discouraging others from employing children, join a campaign that works on issues of abuse, exploitation, any situation that denies a child right's to protection and don’t buy product from manufactures that employ child labor.
So, let’s help stop child labor! No matter how old or how young you are, you can make a difference. Thank you.
( In our Language Arts Class, we are now focusing on persuasive writing - speech writing. So here are some of our works. Have fun reading! )
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( By : Kyuubi - Grace )