The project secured strong community ownership to ensure moni-toring. The project supported 15,000 child workers with schooling, vocational and literacy training in their communities, and many of their mothers were given support for income-generating activities. FACTSHEET: CHILD LABOUR The facts An estimated 246 million children are engaged in child labour. Nearly 70 per cent (171 million) of these children work in hazardous conditions – including working in mines, working with chemicals and pesticides in agriculture or with dangerous machinery. There are approximately 9 million children involved in the unconditional worst forms of child labor. Child labour refers to the exploitation of children through any form of work that deprives children of their childhood, interferes with their ability to attend regular school, and is mentally, physically, socially or morally harmful. In Sub-Saharan Africa around one in three children are engaged in child labor, representing 69 million children. Worldwide, as many as 152 million children have jobs.

Child labour has different ramifications in both rural and urban India. Child labor statistics One in every six children aged 5 to 17 worldwide is exploited by child labor. Child labour is not only a social problem but also an economic one Watching a young child work for fourteen hours a-day is what is termed as child labor. 72 million children are forced to work in dangerous and unhealthy conditions.Terre des Hommes is committed to millions of children who face these worst forms of child labour. They earn a few cents an hour and they simply do not have enough time to go to school and improve their future prospects. By creating awareness of the importance of education and the difference between acceptable work for children and exploitive child labor, it is possible to break the cycles of child labor and poverty. In South Asia, another 44 million are engaged in child labor. Child Labor in the Philippines is the employment of children in hazardous occupations below the age of eighteen (18), or without the proper conditions and requirements below the age of fifteen (15), where children are compelled to work on a regular basis to earn a living for themselves and their families, and as a result are disadvantaged educationally and socially.

from the Project Director Child labor has historically been a part of the social and economic development of many countries.