Sunday, September 7, 2008

Child Labor

Every child has the right to the most basic of necessities in life like a healthy environment, formal education, and most importantly, a loving family to come home to. Yet, poverty hinders the child to any of these things and forces to work in any kind of job which is not fit to their age.
The Department of Education has been signing an agreement regarding World Vision Development Foundation (WVDF) This program is to implement strong foundation to send back the children to school, where many children prefer to work than going to school, and it is estimated to 800,000 children in Philippines working and they are only paid 40 t0 50 pesos a day, and they don't have choice because they are very poor.
With this ABK2 Iniative or "Pag-aaral ng mga Bata para sa Kinabukasan." The DepEd and WVDF were joining together to initate public awareness campaign so that child labor eliminates and provoking children to attend their classes. The children are supposed to be in school and not in on the streets or in sweatshops working in horrible conditions.
This is not only to provides education for children who are out in school, it is also addresses the quality of education for children. I hope that this can be a big help to the children, and both the National and Local government have a big role to solve this problem.


ckulit said...

I feel bad for those kids but sometimes parents are the one to blame for this. Especially there in our country, unemployed parents don't even think about their children's future. What Im saying is that, even though their economic situation is uncertain, they don't take precautions on having kids... a lot of kids sometimes diba.. sigh..


Great are your posts focussing on society.
In Pondicherry (India), we took an initiative to attract children towards school.A law was enacted by which, children attending schools will get Rs. 250($3.5) each month, when they show complete attendance. This in turns attracts more children towards school.