No children deserve to be forced to work at such a tender age just to survive.
This is not right and child labour needs to STOP. Period!
Children are forced to work beyond their level. In Western Africa people are entrenched in extreme poverty and children there ending up working in cocoa farms instead of studying at school. The farmers in the Ivory Coast, for example, have admitted about child slavery and how children are exploited. According to The Washington Post, one of the farmers said: “I admit that it is a kind of slavery. But they bring them here to work, and it’s the boss who takes the money.” (Nation of Change, The Washington Post, November 19th, 2019).
Children exposed to domestic violence have a higher risk of developing mental health and behavioural issues such as anxiety, depression, learning problems, and alcohol and drug abuse.
The world for many domestic abuse victims can be lonely, isolated, and filled with fear. Sometimes, reaching out and letting them know that you are there for them can provide tremendous relief.
The fact that children in poor countries have to work at such a young age, for a pittance, and in dangerous conditions, is heart wrenching indeed!
“Stress is needed to motivate or push you to act. But too much or prolonged stress can lead to exhaustion, burnout, anxiety and depression.”...
We never know what they are going through in life. There’s really no need for hard working people to be made ashamed of doing any legitimate, socially useful job.
Anxiety symptoms include having lots of worry or fear, palpitations (heart beating fast), restlessness, chest discomfort, short of breath, poor sleep, and poor concentration. Depressive symptoms include feeling down or depressed, loss of interest, change in appetite, change in sleep, sense of worthlessness, sense of guilt, sense of hopelessness, and suicidal thoughts.
"We had to work hard to make the elders realise that they were prohibiting us from getting our education. I want every child in the world without education to be helped, and given a chance" - Payal Jangid