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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 the ages of 5-17 work in Africa's small gold mines Labor Chil d "218 million children between the ages of 5-17 are involved in child labor worldwide."(Compassion) for less than 2$ a day. Child labor is against the law in Burkina Faso but it is not being enforced, similar to many other countries. WHAT IS IT?Child labor is when children are forced to work from a very young age, for too many hours, with very little to no pay. estimates that as many as a million children between Child labor has physical and mental effects on children. Many children are abused and starved. 60% of all children in the world that are working live in Asia, and 23% are in Africa. "The International Labor Organisation estimates that more than 2/3 of child labor is in the agricultural sector."(Compassion) WHO? Nine-year-old Karim Sawadogo works in a gold mine in Burkina Faso. He walks down a shaft into the mine and hauls up buckets of ore. 126 million children work in hazardous conditions all over theworld. 65 million children are forced into child labor in Sub-Saharan Africa There are other types of child labor... WHERE IN AFRICA? Mali, Ghana, Burkino Faso, and Niger Human Rights Violation! The UN has estimated that 150 million children live on the streets. 60% of these children work to support their family. A country without a successful economy will have much higher child labor rates. WHY?1) low incomes2) Poverty3) Poor educational FacilitiesThis results in parents' sending their children to work. When these children go to work, they are mistreated and not paid fairly. For small companies in these countries children are the cheapest source of employment. What can we do about it? CONSUMER: As a consumer you can make sure that you don't buy products that have been made by children. COMPANY: Make sure that none of your suppliers use child labor. VOLUNTEERING: You could be part of a non-profit organization that for example, builds schools for children. DONATE, DONATE, DONATE: It could be as simple as donating a few clothes, shoes, and cans of food. You could also donate money. This can be a step to ensure that parents don't have to send their children to go work. 22,000 children die every year because of workrelated injuries. 22,000 children die every year because of work-related injuries. There are 300,000 children worldwide who are child soldiers.Example: Ishmael Beah was brainwashed, drugged, and forced to kill in Sierra Leone. Many thousands of children in developing countries are forced to beg on the streets to bring home some money. Example: Many children in Senegal are sent to Quranic schools. Some of these schools send the children out to beg on the streets everyday. If they don't, they are often beaten. The United Nations' International Labor Organization 73% of children involved in child labor are less than 10 years old *See bibliography (Attached to critical responses)
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