Modern day slavery is real. There are 152 million child labourers in the world, and one in two of them are working in dangerous conditions.
In the communities World Vision serves, poverty is the root cause that drives children to work. Sometimes, their parents are the ones who sell them to employers because they are so desperate.
Children from particularly vulnerable families often drop out of school to work. It is a short-term solution, but they see no better option. These children are trapped in situations that prevent them from having bright futures. Will you make a small act with a big impact and help set them free?
Hover over the images to see what forms of child labour exist in different parts of the world
For every child you sponsor, four more children benefit too!
Through World Vision’s community-based approach, funds from child sponsorship are pooled together and channelled to holistic interventions. When you sponsor children, you are supporting these programmes:
- Forming and running child clubs that teach kids self-protection and the dangers of child labour
- Training child clubs and child protection networks on how to report child labour violations so the necessary authorities can take action
- Providing families with sustainable livelihoods so they can earn a decent living and not have to resort to child labour
- Improving the quality of education so that children will value school and be able to qualify for better paying jobs upon graduation
If you’d like to make a one-time pledge instead to support the above-mentioned programmes, click on the buttons below to pledge to our communities in the country you feel for.
As the eldest son in his family, Batu*, 13, is responsible for looking after his three siblings as his parents struggle to earn a steady income in Selenge, Mongolia. In the summer, he lives and works 60km away, apart from his family.
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