As a Year 12 student in Australia, I am speaking I wish to speak in behalf of the millions of children around the world who are trapped in child labour, depriving them of their childhood, health and education, and condemning them to a life of poverty. According to the ILO (International Labour Organisation), 168 million children worldwide are engaged in child labour as of 2013. Many of these children are stuck in unacceptable work for a child, which is a serious violation of their rights, human rights. According to the ILO (International Labour Organisation), 168 million children worldwide are engaged in child labour as of 2013 and they are growing they aren’t the numbers are not going down. How many more now? And many Many of these children are stuck in unacceptable work for a child, which is a serious violation of their rights, human rights.Order now
EDUCATIONWe all know that life is a cycle, a cycle of being born – going to school – going to work – then death. But for these children, these human beings, just like us, they don’t go through ‘school’ they go straight to work then death. just work till death knocks t their doors. What is the purpose of their life then? Here in Australia, we are very fortunate to have compulsory education for everyone under 18. Many people are oblivious to the fact that there are millions of children around the world dreaming of the lives that we have. Here, we are able to truly live our lives.
Here, we are able to enjoy our childhood. Here, we have a very high chance to be successful. Education is a vital part of our identity as humans. plays a vital role in our success. “The children are our future” – without education this saying would be meaningless. Education plays a vital role in our succes.
. different to theirs. We live in a first world country where everything is provided for us: education, food, housing etc. For most of us, our parents work for our future, not the other way around. Instead of playing outside, child labour is depriving them their childhood, making them grow too quickly; and also depriving them their ‘could have been’ successful future through education.I believe thatIf more people are aware, I believe change will happen.
If more people are willing to help, change will occur.I believe we can eradicate child labour and the next would be poverty.Let us work together, let us fight together, let us make change for the better. Again, it will not be easy but what is right can never be impossible. Someday, I believe the day will come that our dreams will all be turned to reality. Let not our eyes only to be open but also our hearts.