School of Hard Knocks
Sometimes Sakib is too weak to carry the hammer because his family is too poor to afford more than one meal a day. He and his mother struggle to get by.
It’s estimated that 120 million children ages 5 to 14 are working instead of attending school. Lack of education limits their future incomes and the economic well-being of the communities where they live.
Each year, on the World Day Against Child Labor, international child advocates, including World Vision, call attention to life-stunting effects of child labor. This year they are also promoting the availability of free, compulsory, and high-quality education as a way to combat child labor.
World Vision’s relevant work includes education in emergencies, upgrading and equipping schools, providing students with supplies, and training teachers.
Photo©2015 Richa Silvia Biswas/World Vision
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