child labour

in life •  last year 

In Nigeria,many children under the age of fourteen work outside their homes.they work as househelps, hawkers, bus conductors as well as servers in the bar and eating places some wash cars sell newspapers or carry heavy loads in the market.these kinds of work are called child labour. Child labour endangers children's health and safety.very often the work prevents them from going to school or slow down their education .it does not allow children to play games, watch TV ,play or do other things that children love doing.In most Nigerian communities young children have always been used for selling goods around the village or town children hawk from morning till evening.they hawk in the markets, motor parks,busy road and building site.many of the children live with relations or in the streets. Young children who hawkgoods are in great danger.they can be knocked down by cars,wounded by motor scraps,beaten and kidnapped.young female hawker can be molested or rape by adult men in addition young hawkers learn bad behaviours like lying, cheating, stealing, and insulting poeple.many of the young hawker miss school regularly. Even when they go,they are very tired to listen in class or do their homework at the end of the day.even some children have to find money to pay for their fees school uniform, books and other things. Some guardians ask children to hawk in order to pay for their feeding. It is quite clear that many adults are not aware that there are laws which forbid child labour in Nigeria. Some who knw about the laws say that in our culture, children are expected to work and earn some money to help their families. is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between normal children's work and child abuse

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