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Child Labor - Welding in a Garage | by uncultured
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Child Labor - Welding in a Garage

In my latest trip to Madhupur, I meet some kids who were forced to choose between having food on the table or getting an education. These kids, some as young as eight years old, have to work full-time. They are able to study part-time (two hours a day) because some local community members got together and made a informal school for them to attend for free. They are taught Bengali, English, and math by a school teacher who gets paid a mere $15 a month as a salary.

 

This photo is of Shafiqul - a young boy working in a garage to earn a living. The face shield he was using was provided after a few minutes of filming. He was originally welding without a face shield (which is not uncommon in this country).

 

This photo is a supplement to a video I have on this. You can check that video out here:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9IS-3Z5EC4

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Taken on February 24, 2008