As the United States and other developed countries debate the effectiveness of online education, United Nations officials estimate the number of students who drop out of school at 24 million, many of whom are getting involved in work.
The report indicated that children who work to extract sand in Kenya are less than ten years old, while children of the same age work in cutting weeds on cocoa plantations in West Africa, others teach in dirty streets in India to collect recyclables, while boys and girls are painted in silver To beg just like the live statue shows on European streets.
The sudden rise in child labor could slow the progress made in recent years in literacy, social mobility, and child health.
“All the gains have been made, and all the work we have done will be undone, especially in places like India,” said Cornelius Williams, a senior UNICEF official.
The newspaper reviewed real stories from a number of countries, including the story of the child Rahul, who works in the search for recyclable plastic among the dirt in a suburb near the Indian industrial city of Tomkur.
Schools are closed due to the outbreak of the new Corona virus in India and almost all countries of the world, and other countries have adopted a policy of distance education through visual communication technology to complete the study.
Rahul, who is 11 years old, praised him as his teacher as intelligent. Commenting on his switch from school to work, he said, “I hate it.”
The Indian child carries dirty bags, searching for some plastic pieces that only bring him a few cents an hour, while he is barefoot, without wearing face masks in a country that is the second affected by the Corona virus after the United States.
India has recorded more than 6 million confirmed cases of coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, while the number of deaths from “Covid 19” disease caused by the same virus has reached more than 95 thousand deaths, according to university statistics. “Johns Hopkins“.
In Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, 14-year-old Surelina paints herself in silver to resemble a statue, with her outstretched hand hanging, as she sits on the sidewalk of a gas station.
Sorlena is trying to beg for a few dollars to give her mother these profits, after the epidemic caused her father to be deprived of work.
“I have no other choice. This is my life, my family is poor. What can I do?” Said Sorelina.
School-aged children in India have joined all kinds of jobs, from rolling cigarettes and stacking bricks, to serving tea outside brothels, according to more than 50 interviews with children, their parents, teachers, labor contractors, and child activists.
In July 2019, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution declaring 2021 an international year for the elimination of child labor, as it (the Assembly) requested the International Labor Organization to take the lead in implementing it, to end all forms of child labor by 2025.
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