Speech On Child Labour

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Childhood is the most innocent phase in a human life. It is that phase of life where a child is free from all the pressures, fun-loving, play and learns new things, and is the sweetheart of all the family members. Although this is only one side of the story. The other side is filled with strains and problems. Here this child becomes an earning machine working the entire day in order to satisfy the needs and wants of the family. This is what is called child labor. There are various causes of child labor such as poverty and overpopulation leading to many problems like some health issues, loss of quality childhood.

Child labor, a serious social problem, has been an international alarm because it damages, spoils and destroys the future of children.
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Children who are forced into labor are at greater risk for malnourishment, poor health and death. Since they do not receive enough nutrition, they are at higher risk for getting various diseases. These children often work in very hazardous conditions, often the employers do not care at all about immature children who are almost always starving, and continue to work for long hours with little or no break. Moreover, it is important for human beings to enjoy every stage of their development. A child should play with friends and make memories for a lifetime. Youths should explore life and form strong basics that would define their adult lives. Child labor, therefore, leads to loss of quality childhood as children will be deprived of the opportunity to enjoy the amazing experiences that come with being young. Children are often encouraged to play because it helps in their growth and development. Another effect is that children that are employed do not have the time to go to school. They spend a lot of time in their workstations as the days and years go by. The lack of education and illiteracy makes them individuals with limited opportunities as far as employment is concerned. Education also prepares a person for several challenges in the society and without it, one may turn out to lack the basic skills required to overcome many of life’s problems. An individual who has gone to school may be aware of how to approach certain situations in life…show more content…
Even though the realization of some of these goals may be limited by several challenges, it is still possible to overcome them and achieve the highest levels of success. Many solutions are there to reduce the problem of child labor. First, free education holds the key to eliminating child labor. Poor parents should see such solution and start working on it. It has already proved to be a success in many places around the globe and with more effort, the cases of child labor will greatly reduce. This will help children learn and create a good education foundation for themselves. Second, empowering poor people through knowledge and income generating projects would go a long way in reducing cases of child labor. Parental literacy also plays an important role in ensuring that the rights of children are upheld, and minors are not used as a source of labor. Empowering parents with this kind of knowledge can create a positive change in the society and encourage the shunning of child labor practices in communities. Most importantly, creating awareness about the illegality of child labor can also help in stopping the practice. Parents should be made aware that sending their children to work has legal consequences and the law would take its course if they are found to be supporting this immorality. It is the ignorance among many parents and members of the society that makes them participate in child labor practices.

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