Child Labour is a Crime

It is shocking that so far into the XXI century we still need a day to keep in mind that we still did not eradicate the problem of child labour, although progress was registered across the planet, this still remains a major challenge, upon reading that today 152 million children are victims of child labour and 73 million of them carry out dangerous jobs in mines, working with chemicals or operating heavy machinery. Child Labour is not only ethically wrong, to deprive a child of its basic right to actually have a childhood, we are also looking at safekeeping the mental and physical health that is threatened by this harmful practice of employing children. Children are unskilled, low-cost labour, removed from education in order to support and provide for their poor households and families by contributing with the little wage they receive, and facing more hazards than their adult co-workers. Moreover, without a proper education they will remain unskilled labourers with small chances if at all to have a better future. It is a practice and culture that needs to be eradicated, for the present and future children at risk of being exploited by investing in education and improving working conditions and salaries for the adults in order to make it unnecessary for a child to leave school and remove childhood for the sake of hard labour and salaries. 

Rescogita is a startup that focuses on education through training, coaching, capacity building and consulting, grounded on the principles of ecopsychology, meaning in identifying practical solutions to affect the wellbeing of the individual, the community and the biosphere in a single approach. 

Published by Lorenzo Nava

Consultant, Trainer and Coach, on participatory learning processes, experiential learning dynamics, non formal education and NLP certified practitioner

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