Fight Against Child Labour in the Philippines

Towards a Child Labour Free Philippines

“Jason (not his real name), wishes he has more time to play. However, unlike children of his age, he struggles to balance schooling and work to help provide the needs of his family. At the age of 12, he works for a charcoal manufacturer where he spends five hours per day, four times a week after attending school. He started working when he was 6 years old.”  (International Labour Organisation (ILO) Website)

Jason told his story to those attending Philippine World Day against Child Labour 2011 held recently.  A report on this event can be found here.

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