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Dear Participants,

We have now come to the end of this module. I hope you enjoyed the interaction as much as I did. You have been a very lively and active group - though today we seem to have lost a number of you...

We have covered a lot of ground over the last 3 days, notably:

  • Exchanging ideas on when child work is considered child labour and coming to a common understanding that child labour is exploitative and detrimental.
  • Highlighting some of the causes and consequences of child labour and showing some examples.
  • Noting that children who lose out on getting an education due to being engaged in child labour enter into their adolescence and youth without the skills needed for gainful employment. This leaves them much more vulnerable to joblessness or to low paid, insecure work in hazardous conditions.
  • These young people have a high probability of developing into adults lacking decent, secure work; lower productivity and earning lower income; unemployment; possible reliance on children's labour for survival; and high vulnerablility to social and economic shocks.
  • Considering all the above in outlining the cycle of child labour and poverty and identifying the importance of child labour considerations in youth enterprise

You are encouraged to continue sharing ideas for the remainder of today on what input you can make in contributing the child labour elimination efforts.

You have been a wonderful group - I look forward to seeing you in the residential programme. All the best with the remainder of the training. --Lungowe 15:09, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

Lungowe (talk)04:09, 8 March 2011

You have tackled thus discussion very well and with a lot of insight. Keep up and I hope we shall meet in Zambia if you are not taking us for another module. Thanks.

Marcosmburu (talk)05:36, 8 March 2011