Children that have been faced with child labor have all kinds of obstacles in their way. Some problems they might face is the lack of education. Or child activists making the cause known. I will show you three child activists that have been faced with these problems.Or helped kids solve them.
Firstly, we will talk about Iqbal Mashi and his few years of child labor. Iqbal’s parents sold him when he was young. They traded him to pay off 12 dollar debt. Iqbal left his family to go make carpets.luckily though Iqbal escaped.Traveling Iqbal spoke out against child labor.He traveled to the United States and asked for help from Broad Meadows Middle School in Quincy Massachusetts. But on April 16, Iqbal was shot for speaking out. Starting a new generation of child activists.
Kathy Gannon talks about Iqbal saying, “A bonded worker who could never buy his way free”.She explains the obstacle of leaving the child labor life. It explains how you are stuck making carpets or cocoa beans.You have to pass that obstacle.
Secondly, we will talk about Craig Kielburger. Craig was a 12 year old Canadian child who noticed Iqbal’s story. He started to spread the cause further by gathering some seventh grade classmates and decided to make a website. Although he was focused on the smaller picture. Craig talks about,“We’re not against children working, we’re against children being abused and exploited”.Craig is okay with children working for money. But children who are in danger and being taken advantage of,he’s against.
Lastly,Malala Yousafzai is a child activist who believes in education.Most kids who experience child labor usually lack education. Malala explains,“Education gives you the power to question”.
The quote means that if a child are busy working they can be deprived of their education. Lacking the power to make their own decision. You have to pass the obstacle.
Now that you can see some obstacles child labor victems have experienced.like the lack of education. Or child activists making the cause known.Whether Iqbal, Craig, or Malala have shown you the never ending issue of child labor. Child labor is a huge issue with many obstacles are you willing to make the world a better place?