INTRODUCTION Street children are school age 5 to 18 years old. The majority are children in difficult situations, who struggle to survive in urban areas. Street children and youths are likely being the victims of HIV/AIDS in ways that can reduce their childhood, then it limits their choices and opportunities for successful survival throughout their lives. It is predicted that millions of children international are displaced or living their lives on the street. It is suggested that thousands of children are too involved in the commercial sex exploitation.
Every individual has a different background and it is our job as educators to take that into consideration as we educate our students. While reading the articles and watching the film, I realized that not all students are fortunate enough to have a stable household and some may not even have a roof over their heads at night. I was in awe by the amount of homeless youth that are out on the streets of Chicago every night. In the film, The Homestretch, it stated that 2,000-3,000 homeless youth were out on the streets every night. It also stated 19,000 students are registered as homeless within Chicago public schools.
Pampers - innovation and customer understanding Pampers is P&G’s biggest global brand, used by 25 million babies in about 100 different countries. In 2012, Pampers was the first of P&G’s brands to generate annual revenue of 10 billion dollar. But the road to success of Pampers since the launching in 1950’s has been challenging. A chemical engineer, Victor Mills,
Bibi (1980) reported that majority of the parents send their children to work because of their poor economic situation. She identified that thousand of the children under the age of 15 years were working under extremely bad environment and proportion of female workers was higher than male. They were paid little and worked hard for 60 to 90 hours per week. Khan (1982) identified after taking a sample of 100 children from the urban areas of Pakistan, hours worked by child laborers on variables such as age, family size, schooling, experience, and family income were regressed. Poverty, illiteracy, and lack of educational facilities are the factors, which result in supply of child labor.
Considering the small sum of their monthly income, the spaces that these families can rent that are often just small rooms available in slums; the entire family of husband, wife and 4-5 children live within the space of a room or two rooms at the maximum (with each room having a maximum space of 12×10f). The cooking and living space is usually within the same room; during the day the bedding is folded and kept away to make room to sit, during the night everyone adjusts and sleeps within the same space. There is often little light and ventilation and the rooms are dark and dingy. In some households, the space is so small that the garment pieces occupy the whole house and members sit and work in the little space around it; some sitting on top
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.
In order to conduct first hand data, I conducted interviews with 5 families who live in subdivided flats and discuss their living conditions. The interview mainly covers the children’s learning experience at home and other daily routines. Here are some key findings of interviews. For the children’s learning experience, all parents stated that the living condition affects their children to study and do homework every day. The reason is lack of space for children to do homework and study comfortably.
The continued unchecked immigration saw the nation's population estimated to have increased to about 15 million in 1990 and to an estimated 17.2 million in mid-1994, with an annual growth rate of 2.2 percent for the period between 1965 and 1980, a 3.4 percent growth rate for 1981 through 1989, and a 1992 growth rate of 3.2 percent. The country's population was originally projected to surpass 20 million by the year 2025(Owusa-Ansah,
In 1950, there were 40.5 million children living in homes containing both a father and a mother, and 4.1 million children living in broken homes. Sometimes the result is more overcrowding, less supervision, and less effective socialization with children. There are instances when children who return home to empty houses have to await the return of their parents. Tendency is that the children are probably home alone, and as a result, creates an “emotional vacuum,” where children grow up without any values or goals” (Chugh 2013). According to news India express (Santhosh 2013) statics says 79% of juvenile offender comes from family whose annual family income is less than RS50000.
SUBJECT AREA OF STUDY: Are laws not comprehensive enough to tackle child labour? CENTRE NAME: DECCAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CENTRE NUMBER: IN725 CANDIDATE NAME: M.S.Aprameya CANDIDATE NUMBER: 0043 There are a lot of poor people in this world who cannot afford to even buy themselves a meal. Due to this the children in the family are forced to work and earn money. Many businesses take advantage of this and hire children to work for them and make them do dangerous tasks. Statistics suggest that there are 317 million economically active children aged between 5 to 17, out of whom 218 million children are regarded as child labours.