Barriers to education and perceptions about Child Labour & Trafficking by Yash Singh

Barriers to education and perceptions about Child Labour & Trafficking
(Activity 2)

Barriers to Education
I have talked with the people who didn’t have the opportunity to pursue education or finish their education and asked the following questions:

Question 1: How old were you when you started working?
Person 1: 20 years
Person 2: 22 years
Person 3: 24 years
Person 4: 22 years
Person 5: 19 years

Question 2: Did you attend school? Until what class?
Person 1: yes, till class 10.
Person 2: yes, till class 12.
Person 3: yes, completed class 12.
Person 4: yes, till class 12.
Person 5: yes, till class 9.

Question 3: Why did you stop going to school or why didn’t you go to school?
Person 1: didn’t have a school in their locality.
Person 2: didn’t have any college in their village.
Person 3: have to support the family financially.
Person 4: have to support the family financially.
Person 5: due to COVID-19.
Question 4: How has this affected you in your life? Do you feel that by attending school, you would have had better opportunities?
Person 1: No. yes, may be
Person 2: I don’t know, I was just wanted to earn money. No, I don’t think so
Person 3: Yes, it could be changed but I don’t care much about it
Person 4: yes, but doesn’t matter.
Person 5: no effect, now just have to work for the family.

Question 5: Do you know about or have you accessed any government schemes for those who live below the poverty line?
Person 1: No
Person 2: Yes
Person 3: No
Person 4: Yes
Person 5: No

Perceptions about child labor and trafficking

I have talked about this matter on various persons from privileged backgrounds to understand their perceptions about child labor and trafficking.
I’ve asked these questions to them:

Question 1: Do you know about the laws around child labour?
Person 1: Yes
Person 2: Yes, but only basics.
Person 3: Yes, but only basics.
Person 4: Yes, but only basics.
Person 5: Yes, but only basics.

Question 2: Which industries are child labour most common in?
Person 1: Household works
Person 2: Agriculture
Person 3: Shops
Person 4: Manufacturing
Person 5: Bangles making industry

Question 3: Do you feel that you consume products from industries that have child labor?
Person 1: Yes
Person 2: don’t know.
Person 3: maybe
Person 4: Yes
Person 5: maybe

Question 4: Have you ever seen child working or begging? What have you done about it?
Person 1: Yes. Given some money to that child.
Person 2: Yes. Ignored that.
Person 3: Yes. Given some money to that child.
Person 4: Yes. Given some money to that child.
Person 5: Yes, ignored that

Question 5: Have you ever seen/know people who hire children as domestic help?
Person 1: Yes
Person 2: Yes
Person 3: Yes
Person 4: No
Person 5: No

Question 6: If a child’s family is in extreme poverty, is it okay for a child to work?
Person 1: I don’t know
Person 2: I don’t know
Person 3: I don’t know
Person 4: I don’t know
Person 5: I don’t know

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