Moreover, one must consider the extensive physical and time-related burdens that labor places on children. When kids are spending all of their time in the fields, they cannot even think about pursuing an education. The parents of these children will say that education is unnecessary because it doesn’t provide basic necessities, like food and money. Thus, child labor threatens social mobility and serves to further the vicious existence of abject poverty.
All of us can play a role in ending child labor. We must do everything in our power to teach these children that their lives matter – that they have a right to happiness and future prosperity. For anyone reading this, I sincerely ask that you do more research on the subject and join us in combatting child labor practices. If we do not persistently take action, these practices will continue to cheat our children out of bright futures! Let’s join hands and end complicity!
Youth Leader, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
About Abrar Mamun
Hello! My name is Abrar Mamun, and I am a rising sophomore at Rice University in Houston, TX. While working with DCI in high school, I truly began to see the tangible effects of our work in rural areas of Bangladesh and other third world countries. Moving forward, I hope to continue working with the organization to mitigate the lasting effects of poverty and child labor.