Child Labor In Child Education

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Child Labor under international standards means all work performed by a person under the age of 15. Moreover, child labor is similar to slavery, such as sale or trafficking of children, debt bondage and serfdom, or forced or compulsory labor, including forced or compulsory recruitment of children for use in armed conflict. During these years, child labor has become one of the international concerns. According to the International Labor Organization, “Child Labor is present in some forms on all continents, in almost all countries, and in every kind of economy.” However, under strict law, the global number of children in child labor has reduced. Based on International Labor Organization Report, it has declined sharply by approximately 31.7% since 2000, from 246 million decreased to 168 million (2000). But, there is still more than half of them work worldwide. In fact, child labor deeply affects the children involved. It deprives with their opportunities to gain an education, affects their growth development as well as affecting their mental health. Child labor has deprived with a child’s opportunity to gain an education. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world (N. Mandela, 2013). Thus, a child must be well educated so that they can escape from a poverty-stricken state. Obama comments that the most important factor of a child’s success is willing to stand in front of the classroom, regardless of the color of their skin or the income of their
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