World Day against Child Labour
Bangalore, June 18, 2018: On the occasion of World Day against Child Labour, Child Rights and You (CRY), one of India’s leading NGOs, organised an event on Church Street to raise awareness on the issue. CRY created an experiential zone to make people feel in minutes the life of children living under theclamp of labour.
Peoplewalked into a mobile room where a similar atmosphere of a factory wasrecreated. To provide realism to the milieu, sight, sound, and smell of thelabour environment was also mimicked.
“Changes arereal when people feel for the cause. On this World Day against Child Labour, wewanted to make people experience the harsh conditions few children have to go throughduring their childhood. Lack of education has a direct implication on a childmaking them more vulnerable in being a child labour. This need to stop and themotive of this event is to expose the truth of labour to the general public”,said Suma Ravi, Regional Director, CRY South.
Child Labouris increasingly being considered as an acceptable norm in the society as peopletend to see it as a means for underprivileged families to make ends meet. Thereare 10.13 million child labourers between 5-14 years in India (Census 2011),out of which Karnataka has 4,21,345 and Bangalore has 66,622 number of workingchildren.