Child-Labor Is the Cause of School Dropout in Developing Countries

Child-Labor Is the Cause of School Dropout in Developing Countries

Child-Labor is cruelty, which is considered right

There are many reasons why children are not interested in education and drop out of school but running a home system (child-labour) by making children work hard is one of the reasons that speaks loudly. I have noticed in the underdeveloped countries’ education system that this is one of the main reasons why children are not interested in studies, remain absent and eventually leave the school.

There may be many reasons of out of school children, however, child labor is the top of them.

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No doubt that underdeveloped countries are under severe economic strain, and poverty is widespread. When a father is unable to provide for his children, education takes a back seat. Parents anticipate the child to walk so that he can assist them in their work. It begins to work as soon as the baby begins to walk.

If the child is the son of a farmer, he will become the house shepherd and will spend his days grazing goats in the morning and evening. If he is the son of a shopkeeper, he will work as a shop assistant, and if he is the son of a labourer, he will work as a labourer. Similarly, the driver’s son becomes a conductor in the first five years. The situation of daughters is worse than that.

If the child is the son of a farmer, he will become the house shepherd and will spend his days grazing goats in the morning and evening.

Child labor is cruelty, which is considered right in these countries. I believe that if they are unable to feed and clothe their children, they should not deny them the opportunity to shape their future. He can build a good future for himself by living the life of a poor man and seeing his parents’ hard work, but by starting work at the age of 5, his parents take away this right forever. It’s completely unjust. It’s like taking the lives of children. If your own lives have been going through difficulties, then you should at least think of your children.

Child labor is cruelty, which is considered right in underveveloped countries.

Many financially stable parents, in my experience, send their young children to work rather than teaching them. It is a silent activity that not only contributes to our society’s inequity, but also confines the worker’s family to the worker and the driver’s family to the driver, and it is a time for reflection.

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In his autobiography, former Pakistani Chief Secretary Jevan Khan writes that his parents used to farm and that his village had no teaching traditions. Patwari once made fun of his father for being illiterate. On the same day, the father decided to teach the children at all costs and refuse to take work from them. He educated and influenced his family. Our children, too, can become Jevan Khan if their parents make a small sacrifice.

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