Tuesday, June 12, 2007

12th June - World Day against Child Labor

Stop! Spare a thought for unprivileged young children.

Thats precisely what young school children of Vidya Vahini school did. They raised loud slogans and placards to create awareness against Child Labour. The energy was such it sure drew my attention, that I had to stop and take notice. Photo taken on main road past Mekri circle enroute to Hebbal.

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), Child Labour is....

Work that harms children's well-being and hinders their education, development and future livelihoods.
The state of things:

Worldwide, agriculture is the sector where by far the largest number of working children can be found - an estimated 70 per cent, of whom 132 million are girls and boys aged 5-14. These children are helping to produce the food and beverages we consume.
We sure can make a difference.
Spare a thought for an unprivileged child and do something about it. What can we do?

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