Consequences of child labour

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Hi Mui,

The victims of child labour may be exposed to dangerous situations that may affect their health, as well as their social and moral well being. Child labourers who most times are sent to hawk may fall victims of sexual exploitation which may expose them to HIV/AIDS. Their social orientation also becomes affected, this is because they mix up with adults on the streets and since they are at an impressionable age they easily become recruited into armed gangs, exposed to hard drugs and other vices.

Victims of child labour when they attain the youth age bracket often become maladjusted. They may have been denied the opportunity of education as a child and so may not have a means of livelihood; with no skills and unemployed these groups of youth may become delinquent in their bid to survive and this may adversely affect the socio-economic development of their nation.

Shining Star (talk)10:27, 4 March 2011

Hi Shining Star, thanks for these examples. We'll explore them further in the next discussion. Please exchange ideas with Mulako and Smauye who have also brought up similar points.

Lungowe (talk)12:49, 4 March 2011