Child Labour can be properly understood once we go through all the things happening around us in reality and not through merely reading the articles. I myself realized this once I got to know about all the useful information through KSCF.
In this activity, I talked to 5 underprivileged people who did not had access to proper education and the other 5 people who are educated and know some laws about the issue.
Q.1: What age did they start working?Ans- Most of them were in their early teenage years to mid teenage years when they first started working.
Q.2: Did they go to school, if yes then till which class?Ans- 3 of them did go to school they went till class 5th, 6th, 6th and 10 respectively while 2 did not go to school.
Q.3: Why did they stop going to school or why they didn’t they go?Ans- Most of them stopped going to school to earn money for survivng and sustaining their livelihood while others who did not go said that they didnt really value the need of education back then.
Q.4: How did not going to school affect their life? Do they believe that had they attended school they would have gotten more opportunities?
Ans- Few who did not go to school said that it is difficult to understand things written on some forms and they have trouble in understanding all the basic govt. schemes. They said that they would have gotten more understanding of the day to day things if they had the opportunity or if they went to school willingly.
Q.5: Did they know about any government schemes or have to accessed any such schemes provided for the people below poverty line?
Ans- Few said that they were aware of the schemes by hearing from others but others said they don’t have any concrete information or no information at all.
In conclusion, I realized that they had some regret of not being able to complete their education yet they said they push their children forward to get the right education required for them.
After talking to the above people, I interacted with the ones who had education done and were able to ‘understand the perceptions of child labour and trafficking’.