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  Child Labor

 

Child labour for entire worldwide is the practice where children engage in economic activity, on part-time or full-time basis. The practice deprives children of their childhood, and is harmful to their physical and mental development. Poverty, lack of good schools and growth of informal economy are considered as the most important causes of child labour.

Child labour includes working children who are below a certain minimum age. This practice is going on since long and is one of the worst forms of child exploitation. Child labour not only causes damage to a child’s physical and mental health but also keep him deprive of his basic rights to education, development, and freedom. According to statistics provided by UNICEF, there are an estimated 250 million children aged 5 to 14 years employed in child labour worldwide and this figure is continuously increasing.

Child labour is not only affecting under-developed and developing countries, but developed countries are also facing this though the rate is comparatively very less. Child labor in Asia accounts for the highest percentage of child labour (61%) followed by Africa (32%).

  Effects of Child Labor

  There are very bad effects of child labor for our society, which forces some children to steal    things from others in order to satisfy their daily living. Many small girls are even made to     indulge in prostitution.
  Child labor shifts the interest of the Child from Education and can increase the criminal nature     of the child. This can exploit the future generation.
  Child labor also kills the Freedom of the child along with the creativity loss.

  

 

Sundaram Overseas Operation fighting against child labour by helping children and imparting education among that part of society from where majority of the child labour comes. This would be finally helpful for increasing the World’s Income and can remove the poverty of the country.

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