Sunday, 9 June 2013

Child Labour and Slavery in India

Children Slavery In India : Bitto

Up to 200000 children a year fall into the hands of slave traders in India, thus leading India into being the country with the highest ratings of child slavery. There are many instances like that of a little boy named Bitto (13 years old). Bitto stay in new delhi, with very poor housing conditions, with walls made ​​of blue tarp supported by tree branches and floors made ​​of cement slabs or ground floor. In one corner of the house there is a wide variety of insects and rodents. He was a child beggar and labourer for most of his life. His parents wanted him to work so he could earn money for food. He was destined to be a beggar for the rest of his life. But two years ago, a small 10X10 shack was erected nearby so he and other children in the slum could begin learning the basic ABC's. If it wasn't for this school, they would never be allowed to enter government school. Bittoo now knows how to read and communicate. Where the very word "dream" was not even part of his vernacular, he now understands that he can hope for something different and better than a life in the slum.
Bittoo has a play area which is very far from decent, with the amount of mud and dirt, Bitto playing with her friends in the area. Bitto has said that he want to become a doctor. Child slavery is a consequence of poverty, discrimination, and powerlessness, where the strong take advantage of the weak and vulnerable. A child's lack of access to basic necessities (food, shelter, water, education), unscrupulous employers, demand for cheap goods, and poor child protection and labour laws result in millions of children experiencing abuse, permanent ill health and, in some cases, death.

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