On one such occasion, we spoke to the family of a primary school-aged boy to see that he was not involved in work, as well as to speak to his mother about how she can play a role in his education, and then we spoke to a few children who knew him to find out where he was. In the end, we found him in a field nearby with trash piled high, playing with other children. We pulled him aside and asked him why he hadn’t gone to school. We spoke, made sure he had his books and checked in on the school to see that everything was paid and well. Every day until I had to leave, whenever I bumped into him, he would, with his chest heaving, proudly let me know he went to school with a big toothy grin, teeth missing in some places. And that’s when I knew, this was real, this is how we fight against child labor, by checking in on our children and providing the resources they need to stay in school. On World Day Against Child Labor, I urge to you to think about these issues, join us in our collective mission to protect these children and prevent child labor. At DCI, our vision is clear, one child a time. Volunteer, donate, sponsor, join us today and say yes to our mission!
Youth Leader, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)