Pehli Kiran,Community Service: By Pir Arkam Photographer

We went to a little poor school, along with story books, colouring books and made these little flowers smile 🙂

Child labor and poverty are inevitably bound together and if you continue to use the labor of children as the treatment for the social disease of poverty, you will have both poverty and child labor to the end of time.

 

Rich kids gave us their old clothes. They were the best clothes we ever had. We were these very pure, naive, poor children. The rich kids called us a lot of names but it never bothered us because we didn’t know what the words meant.

Faces of child labour

This gallery comprises images from various parts of the world showing different sides of child labour.

An Iraqi boy paddles a boat in the marshes near the small township of Chebayish, on the left bank of Euphrates, near Nasiriyah, 300 kilometres southeast of Baghdad, on April 6, 2013. The inhabitants of these ancient marshes are today suffering from the slow suffocation of the marshes due to drought which is altering their fishing patterns and the migration of birds and the breeding of water buffalo. During the regime of the late leader Saddam Hussein, sections of the marshes were drained.

A Syrian boy works at a garage in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 6, 2013. Conflict in neighborhoods of Aleppo, which has been shaken by war for nine months, has put an end to childhood for most youths and it is not uncommon to see young boys working in the streets.

An Afghan boy carries a flask as he works in a poppy field in Khogyani district, eastern Nangarhar province on April 6, 2013. Poppy cultivation is expected to increase in both eastern and western provinces of the country, though will remain at a much lower level of cultivation as compared to Helmand and Kandahar provinces, the United Nations office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) said in its 2012 report.

A Syrian boy works at a garage in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 6, 2013. Conflict in neighbourhoods of Aleppo, which has been shaken by war for nine months, has put an end to childhood for most youths and it is not uncommon to see young boys working in the streets.

A Syrian boy sells sweets in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 6, 2013. Conflict in neighbourhoods of Aleppo, which has been shaken by war for nine months, has put an end to childhood for most youths and it is not uncommon to see young boys working in the streets.

Syrian boys look at fish in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 6, 2013. Conflict in neighbourhoods of Aleppo, which has been shaken by war for nine months, has put an end to childhood for most youths and it is not uncommon to see young boys working in the streets.

An Afghan boy sits on his cart as he waits for customers in the old town of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 7, 2013.

A boy works at a poppy field in Jalalabad province April 7, 2013.