World Day Against Child Labour

Child labour is not only harmful to children, but a violation of their fundamental rights. It continues to keep millions of children out of school.
 
A new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UNICEF reveals that the number of children in child labour has risen to 160 million worldwide with an increase of 8.4 million children in the last four years  and 9 million additional children at risk due to the impact of COVID-19. The report shows that many children aged 5 to 11 years are involved in hazardous work which harms their health, safety, or morals. It is in line with this situation that Education International Africa  Regional Director, Dr. Dennis Sinyolo, affirmed that the most effective way to eradicate child labour is to ensure access to equitable, inclusive, quality education for all.
 
He highlighted in his message on World Day against child labour that quality education can break the cycle of poverty which implies that a child who works today instead of being in school is likely to be an unemployed adult tomorrow.
 
In order to ensure quality, equity and inclusion, Dr.  Sinyolo called on governments to meet the Internationally agreed education financing benchmarks by allocating at least 20% of the national budget or at least 6% of GDP to education.

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