From a health, financial, and safety standpoint, these impoverished families’ livelihoods have taken a major blow. While some of us are fortunate enough to be comfy at home, safely quarantined, these families don’t have the resources to bounce back from this crisis. These of course are troubling times for everyone, but think about these child laborers. They had nothing before this pandemic. Imagine how they are doing now.
Every child has the right to learn, grow, and succeed. But financial obstacles deprive them of this right. In order to help these helpless youth escape this perpetual struggle, I ask you to donate your time, voice, or charity for the cause. Research businesses that partner with child labor-sourced suppliers; only support businesses that follow fair-trade, ethical practices. Donate whatever you can to nonprofits- DCI, World Vision, Save the Children- that use these funds to support these children and their families abroad. You can also volunteer at such organizations. Raise awareness about the issue. Educate yourself on the topic and how it can be combated. Every contribution makes a difference.
In a decade where progressive action is at the core of society’s beliefs, these children deserve a better future. And during this global health crisis, it’s imperative that once we have taken care of ourselves, we take care of each other. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.
Thank you so much for your time,
Youth Leader, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)