The economic exploitation of children is an insult to humanity.
All over the world children continue to work, putting at stake their education, their health, their normal development to adulthood, and even their lives.
Millions of them work under hazardous conditions which present dangers to their health, safety and welfare. They toil in mines and quarries, are exposed to agrochemicals in agriculture, squat in crippling positions to weave rugs and carpets, and scavenge in rubbish tips.
Too many are enslaved in bonded labor, isolated in domestic service, and traumatized and abused in the commercial sex trade.
Statistics: A survey conducted by 7th All India Education Survey reveals below facts on Child Labor.
- At present there are 17 million children labor in India.
- When working outside the family, children put in an average of 21 hours of labor per week.
- 19% of children employed work as domestic help.
- 90% working children are in rural India.
- 85% of working children are in the unorganized sectors.
- About 80% of child labor is engaged in agricultural work.
- Children also work because there is demand for cheap labor.
- There are approximately 2 million child commercial sex workers between the age of 5 and 15 years and about 3.3 million between 15 and 18 years.
- 500,000 children are forced into this trade every year
There are many ways to eliminate child labor. Some of them are below.
- Eliminate Poverty
- Encourage Education
- Enforce Labour Laws
- Abolish Child Trafficking
- Promote Fair Trade
- Replace Child Workers by Adult Workers
How Aalayam contribute to reduce Child Labor?
Aalayam fights out child labor with volunteers and donors help by Encouraging Education.
Education can offer an open future, a chance for improved health and safety and, above all, economic opportunity. Economic opportunity brings people out of poverty.
Aalayam with all of your support contributes in this space by providing education for the financially deprived students to continue her education without dropping out.
We are increasing the possibilities by financially supporting the student so that, his next generation don’t have to become a child labor.
The possibility of an educated family educating his children is way higher than a person who is not educated.
Let’s join hands to ERASE this insult happening to our fellow humans!