Labour Who is child labour?
Mostly these are children who have run away from their
families, are orphaned or have been abandoned, and are
deprived of adequate nutrition, health care and education.
In most cases they work because the child's wage may mean
for the family the difference between eating or not eating.
Child labour may be employed in varied jobs like brick-making,
domestic servants, as waiters, scavengers or rag-pickers,
and manifestly hazardous industries such as construction,
quarrying, glass and cement industries. Typically child
labour are employed to work on low pay, long hours, heavy
physical loads and exploitation.
The role of the academy?
Although legislation has been passed prohibiting child
labour, full compliance has not been achieved and children
continue to work as child labour. The Academy has been
working on the following areas to tackle this problem.
labour were weaned from work and after preparing them
in educational training centres they were placed in
Camps for children working in hazardous jobs were organised
and in-depth orientation on safety precautions were
given to the children.
An intensive awareness campaign in educational institutions,
slums and micro-enterprises was carried out.
Networking and advocacy with Government trade unions
and other NGO's was initiated and developed.