By Shruti Rastogi 

Every child should get the opportunity to learn new things. 215 million children are suffering from the effects of child labour. If they don’t attend school they will not compare to the other children of their age. Children are harmed in child labour, and those children who work in factories are caused a lot of harm each year. As many as 2.7 million healthy lives are lost due to child labour, especially in agriculture. Worldwide, the ILO estimates that around 22,000 children are killed at work every year.

The numbers of those injured or made ill because of their work are not known. Children can get sick by working in factories. I think that child labour is wrong and needs to be stopped because there is no good in it. Child labour prevents learning and harms children and their brain. 


Early childhood development is the most important. The emotional, social and physical development of young children. And has direct effects on their overall development and on the person they will become. Children are mentally harmed because of working at young ages. People should allow children to get educated and grow up knowing that they have achieved everything they can.

I hope you understand that child labour is a horrible thing to do and we should stop it. Stopping child labour will save lives and not affect children from being physically and mentally injured. If we don’t stop child labour, more kids will be affected. So I hope together we can stop child labour.


A collection of articles by the students of Ascend International School