Menace of child labour has been a major challenge confronting Africa as a whole.
“We all have to come on board to end child labour from the system”he mentioned.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of these children. Which been observed on 12 June, the Day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour and provides and opportunity to gain support from governments, civil society, schools, youth and women’s groups as well as the media, in the campaign against child labour.
If you would like some ideas to help your school mark World Day Against Child Labour you can read through our article on Child Labour, which provides an introduction to some of the issues. You can also search for teaching resources by browsing through the resources listed on our database under the topics of Child Labour or Child Right.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Director of End Modern Slavery and Engaged Now Africa, Mr. Afasi Komle hinted that early years of children been trafficking into farming and about 72million children been engaged into child labour.
According to him, every work that deprived a child from going to school and has negative effects on the child such as mental, physical and emotional.
He appealed to government to put up more schools in most farming communities to avoid children been used for child labour.
This year’s celebration the theme; universal social protection to end child labour.
The reason why this year celebration is unique is that the organization has realized that Faith base are every instrumental in our society so to organised it at the Old Ningo Presbyterian church of Ghana.
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