Monday, September 1, 2008

Evils of Child Labor

In earth, child labor is one of the most contemptible deeds. It is a reason for which Bangladesh is lagging behind from being developed. It mostly happens because of the lack of our humanity. A child who born with the dreams of fulfilling her/his cherished wishes that he/she verse in mind. Unfortunately, not every child can fulfill his/her wishes in our country. The reason behind it is that the children who generally become the victims of child labor are mostly related to the poor families. Their poor parents are unable to bring them up and so they let them go in their states. For this, the children become deprived of their basic needs such as food, shelter, cloth, education, medical treatment etc. Every time they are being disregarded. Frequently it is seen that they have to beg in streets or roads for their livelihood. At this time, some people take the advantage and do hard works by them for example the entire household works, break stones, carry heavy loads and so on. And the innocent and helpless children agree to do the hard labours in order to earn foods so that they can live by eating them. Often the bad people earn money by engaging them in stealing, killing, terrorism, robbery and others. When the children cannot do the works, then the people starts oppression to them. They sometimes sell and send them to the foreign countries. These people spoiled not only their lucks but also the future of those children. So many people have been punished for child laboring because it is a forbidden work according to our law. But still they do not understand the importance of a child. We are also responsible for this condition of them. The reason is that we do not do the right use of our conscious. So child labor placed in our country. But it is not impossible for us to eradicate it. It can be removed if we serve them and supply their basic needs. Our service can make them good citizens which is favorable for the developing of our country. At the end, I just want to say that all of us should proceed to help the children who are the victims of child labor so that we can protect both them and our country from the evils of child labor.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/10/photogalleries/child-labor/images/primary/girl-bricks-big.jpg 

9 comments:

Renata Avila said...

I was thinking about a small but consistent action to help increase the awareness and provide a future for those children. And the first step to do so is Visibility!

And you are doing a great job telling the world in detail how is the situation today. They are not invisible anymore.

romi said...

I'm interested in hearing more about your views how to eradicate the problem of child labor. Do you feel it should be a matter of the government or private sector, or both?

Thanks for putting a spotlight on such a tragic and all too common problem.

Asia Afrin Anni said...

Thanks Reneta for both telling me about Visibility and reading this blog.

Asia Afrin Anni said...

Yes Romi, I think that both government and private sector should
discuss about this matter and make efforts to remove this acute problem.
Thank you also for appreciating it.

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing your views and sharing a little bit about your life through your blog. Following up on Romi's comment, I am curious if their are any government or private sector or civil society programs in your area to reduce child labor or to encourage children to go to school? If there are, I would be delighted to hear your opinions of these programs. Thank you again so much for sharing; it is a delight to read your blog!

Sung Hyo said...

Hi Afrin, I throughly have enjoyed reading all of your writing entries yet this one has encouraged me the most to leave a comment. I am a student from S. Korea studying in the U.S. While reading your writing about child labor, I became suspicious of possibilities of my country being engaged in such "crime" during the process of outsourcing the factories in some South Asian countries. While I am hoping that this hasn't happen and won't happen in the future, I apologize if S. Korea ever encouraged exploiting children in your country.

Asia Afrin Anni said...

Hi Lisa, thanks that you visited this blog and posted your comments here.

I want to say that it isn’t about my life because I live in a solvent family and I don’t have to do any work except studying. But I feel very bad for those children who are too little to do any work and they are being used to do hard work by some bad people. I become very shocking when I think about those helpless children. So I write about them.

Our government and all sector try to reduce child labor but it isn’t properly happened because of the unconsciousness of the people who are using children. But I feel very happy that our government make primary education compulsory for all child and in government schools, primary books are free there so that every child go to schools and learn.

Asia Afrin Anni said...

Thanks Sung Hyo to read my writings and enjoy them.

sonali sahu said...

hi afrin, i heartily felt your writings they all are very very heart touching. and it too helped a lot for my assignment.