Questionnaire on Child Labour and Education by Kanishka Mohan

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’.

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  • In continuation. Sorry for the inconvenience. 🙂

    Q.1: Were they aware about the laws against child labour?
    Ans- Yes, they all were quite aware of the laws.

    Q.2: In what kind of industries do you think child labour mainly happens?
    Ans- Most of them believed that dhabas, shops, industries, bangle works had intensive child labour.

    Q.3: Do they consume products from industries that have child labour?
    Ans- Yes, but most were unaware of the industries that included a lot of child labour. Yet, many did go to dhabas and shops where child labour was seen.

    Q.4: Have they seen any child working/begging? What have they done?
    Ans- Yes they all have seen it, they have given money, food and also sometimes buying stuff which are not needed for them but to help those children out.

    Q.5: Have they seen/know people who hire children for domestic help?
    Ans- Yes, they have seen it.

    Q.6: If the child’s family is in extreme poverty, is it ok for the child to work?
    Ans- The answers were different. 3 said no it was not okay and 2 said it is okay as long as he/she is bringing the money in the times of extreme poverty.

    Concluding all of it, I realized that the educated ones were partially aware of the issue and never really looked deeper into it. They did not know many industries of daily usage products that included child labour. So, after exchanging knowledge, they thought about doing the most as an individual in the future.

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