Today is World Day Against Child Labour. This is what the UN has to say about it:
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
Around the world, large numbers of children are engaged in paid or unpaid domestic work in the home of a third party or employer. These children can be particularly vulnerable to exploitation. Their work is often hidden from the public eye, they may be isolated, and they may be working far away from their family home. Stories of the abuse of children in domestic work are all too common.
World Day 2015 calls for:
Free, compulsory and quality education for all children at least to the minimum age for admission to employment and action to reach those presently in child labour;
New efforts to ensure that national policies on child labour and education are consistent and effective;
Policies that ensure access to quality education and investment in the teaching profession.
If you want to join UniversalGiving™ in our mission to “Create a World Where Giving and Volunteering Are a Natural Part of Everyday Life,”™ you can take action to help keep children in schools and in loving communities through the following opportunities on our website:
- Achungo Community Center: Achungo was started by a local Kenyan to care for village orphans and with U.S. funding has now grown to 270 primary students and 15 new graduates in high school. In order to help 8th grade graduates from our primary school for orphans and destitute to live successful lives, secondary school (high school) education is vital. Contribute toward the scholarships for our graduates who otherwise have no money to pay for schooling or the related expenses. They have each passed the Kenyan primary certification exam in order to qualify for secondary and that is quite an achievement!
Take Action: Donate towards Secondary School Scholarships for Destitute Kenyan Children
- Nepal Orphans Home: Nepal Orphans Home (NOH) attends to the welfare of children in Nepal who are orphaned, abandoned, or not supported by their parents. NOH provides for the children’s basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing, as well as schooling and health care, and administers to their emotional needs with love and compassion, allowing them to grow up in a nurturing environment. Our mission is not just to rescue children from abject poverty, but to enable the children to develop and realize their potentials.
Take Action: Fund Sustainable Livelihoods Through Vocational Training
- Children of the Night: Children of the Night is a privately funded non-profit organization established in 1979 and dedicated to rescuing America’s children from the ravages of prostitution. The WOW program provides online GED Education, Mental Health Services and Professional volunteers across the nation for people who are trapped on the streets and without resources to be permanently removed from the streets.