Child Labor - Welding in a Garage

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    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:

    anniem, Jung Rae Kyo, and MARCConline added this photo to their favorites.

    1. bhim_singh2000 118 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Poverty street, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. mammoth language [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      Sad but also inspiring.

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