Nameer Ahmed: World Day Against Child Labour 2020; Voices of DCI Youth Leaders

Child labour is defined as “work that deprives children of their childhood, their potential and their dignity, and that is harmful to physical and mental development”. According the International Labour Organization (ILO), globally there are 152 million victims of child labour. This practice must come to a stop. We cannot keep endangering children worldwide for the purpose of work that adults are supposed to do. Our children should not have to work for the shortcomings of adults. This is completely unacceptable, and can cause harmful effects such as premature ageing, malnutrition, depression, drug dependency, and so on. As a world, we must do better to protect our children. Our children are our futures, and we are nothing but our future. Volunteer now. It does not matter if you are a high school student, or a senior; we must volunteer now to eradicate this issue once and for all. On World Day Against Child Labor, I want each and everyone one of you to take a moment and think about how you can contribute to stopping this issue. It can be small, such as donating to your local charity. But do something. Action speaks louder than words.

Nameer Ahmed
Youth Leader, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
About Nameer Ahmed
Nameer Ahmed lives in Irvine, California. He is an incoming senior at Northwood High School, who enjoys playing tennis and the piano. Nameer is passionate about giving back to the community and has been a dedicated volunteer since 2017 by helping with research work and giving charity through DCI’s support-a-child project.