Posts Tagged 'education'

Kenya, child labour and the economic crisis

Kenyan children are out of school due to the economic crisis. But the situation is further compounded by food crisis, drought, high cost of food commodities and high fuel prices. And yet, no new measures have been announced by the government on direct intervention on child labour. An interview with Bernard Kiura, ILO National Coordinator in Kenya. Continue reading ‘Kenya, child labour and the economic crisis’


World day against child labour: the response is education

This year the World Day against Child Labour, June 12, will be marked around the world with activities to raise awareness that Education is the right response to child labour. The ILO has estimated that some 165 million children between the ages of 5 and 14 are involved in child labour. Many of these children work long hours, often in dangerous conditions. Continue reading ‘World day against child labour: the response is education’

China: Meeting the needs of migrant workers

According to the newspaper China Daily , the Chinese government is doing much to help and assist migrant workers and their families. Have a read:

Many see them as the backbone of China’s development. From building city skylines to keeping streets clean, migrant workers have provided the crucial labor needed to power the country’s rapid urbanization and economic growth. Continue reading ‘China: Meeting the needs of migrant workers’

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