Child labour – A CURSE

child labour” is often defined as work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development.

Various causes of child labour like the curse of poverty, lack of educational resources, Social and economic backwardness, Addiction, disease or disability, The lure of cheap labour, Family tradition, Discrimination between boys and girls.

Why does child labour happen?

POVERTY
When families cannot afford to meet their basic needs like food, water, education or health care, they have no choice but to send their children to work to supplement the household income.

LACK OF ACCES TO QUALITY EDUCATION
School needs to be a welcoming environment, with appropriate class sizes, a curriculum designed for the local context, and affordable for rural communities.

LIMITED UNDERSTANDING OF CHILD LABOUR
When families do not understand the dangers of child labour, and how these impact on the health, safety, well-being and future of their child, they are more likely to send their children to work.

Child labour act in India

Article 24 of the Indian constitution clearly states that, “No child below the age of fourteen years shall be employed to work in any factory or mine or employed in any hazardous employment.”

The Children (Pledging of Labour) Act, passed into law in 1933, is the first acknowledgment of the problem of child bondage.

ONE EDUCATED CHILD CAN CHANGE THE WORLD