Location: Pune, India
About Author : K. Pratik is a partner in business and has been contributing towards his family business for the past 2 years. He works as a volunteer for TheSToodent. Dedicated, motivated and inspired to make a small change in education for the deprived ones.
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Child labour means any child who works under the age of specified law. In India, it is below 14 years of age. Work means any commercial work to sustain self or family income. In this age, a child doesn’t have mental & physical strength. It is an hazard to a Child’s mental, physical, social, educational, emotional and spiritual development.
In a country like India where over 40 percent of the population is living in conditions of extreme poverty so child labor is a complex issue. Some common causes of child labour are poverty, parental illiteracy, social apathy, ignorance, lack of education and exposure, exploitation of cheap and unorganized labour. The family practice to inculcate traditional skills in children also pulls little ones inexorably in the trap of child labour, as they never get the opportunity to learn anything else.
Most of the child labour are work in manufacturing factory, agriculture & household. So it will effect to their education & health. There will a problem of security of the child. So we must STOP Child Labour.
Some of the ways through which we can stop child labour.
1. Increased family incomes
2. Education – that helps children learn skills that will help them earn a living
3. Social services – that help children and families survive crises, such as disease, or loss of
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4. Family control of fertility – so that families are not burdened by children
5. Support organization who raising awareness about child labour.
“ Child is the wealth of the nation ”
The SToodent as a student organization supports the STOP Kony campaign which we hope moves towards educating the children in Uganda and other African nations. The real work begins after Mr. Kony is stopped, rebuilding Africa. We support their endeavor. Do have a look at what is being done and do follow it.