These 20 Images Of Child Labor Will Make You Speechless

These 20 Images Of Child Labor Will Make You Speechless

Though over a decade ago the International Labor Organization (ILO) named June 12 World Day Against Child Labor, there are still millions of children throughout the world who are employed illegally.They miss out on education and the joy that should make up a happy childhood.

Child labor is mentally, physically and emotionally draining, and in extreme cases can be classed as enslavement.

Below are 20 images of child labor taken around the world. What they do for a living will make you speechless…

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    Shaheen, 10, works at an aluminium factory. Taken in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 16, 2009.

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      Masud, 6, collects spare vehicle parts in Dholaikhal, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on February 29, 2012.

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        Naginah Sadiq, 5, works in a brick factory collecting clay in Islamabad, Pakistan, on June 12, 2012.


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          Taken in Lad Rymbai, in the district of Jaintia Hills, India on April 16, 2011. Many local parents refuse to let their children go to school despite the fact they provide free tuition.

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            Takenin Chheuteal village, Kandal province, Cambodia, on May 2, 2011. This girl dries bricks for a brick factory.

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              Takenin Khartoum, Sudan, on September 17, 2011. Like many people in the Darfur region, this boy makes money by forming mud blocks.

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                Taken in New Delhi, India, on June 12, 2012. This young boy is cleaning bike parts, possibly to sell.


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                  Taken in Dhaka, on April 19, 2012. Another young boy works in an aluminium factory. It’s thought that over 6 million children under the age of 14 in Bangladesh work.

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                    Jacques Monkotan, 4, works in an excavation site in Dassa-Zoume, Benin, on February 25, 2007.

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                      Takenin NayPyiTaw, Burma on December 6, 2011. This young girl carries cement needed for a new hotel.

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                        Czoton, 7, is employe at a balloon factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 23, 2009.


                          Hazrat, 7, works at a brick factory inJalalabad, Afghanistan.



                            Rustam, 10, works in an aluminium factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 25 other children work with him for 12 hours a day.


                              This child is an illegal immigrant who collects plastic at a rubbish dump in Mae Sot, Thailand.


                                This child arranges bricks on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan.


                                  Another young child works in a rubbish dump in Islamabad, Pakistan.



                                    Issa, 10, works in a weapons factory for the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo.


                                      Numerous children refill cigarettes with locally grown tobacco in the Haragach in Rangpur district, Bangladesh.


                                        This child is looking for recyclable plastic in Siem Reap, Cambodia.


                                          Paulo Henrique Felix da Silveira, 9, scavenged in theSaramandaia slum in Recife, Brazil. A 2010 study found that 3.6% of the 20,166 people who collect rubbish are aged 10 – 17.

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                                          60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

                                          60 Things To Be Thankful For In Life

                                          Sometimes it’s easier to focus on what we don’t have, rather than what we do have. It’s important to take time out and remember all of the things to be thankful for that many of us take for granted.

                                            Here you’ll find 60 very solid things to be thankful for in your everyday life. These are great reminders for you to treasure everything you have.

                                            1. Good Health

                                            Even if you’re health isn’t great, it could be worse and you likely still have some working parts to be thankful for.

                                            2. Money in the Bank

                                            Having just a few coins makes you richer than most people on Earth.

                                            3. Good Friends

                                            Often, it’s the quality of friendships, not the quantity.

                                            4. Freedom of Religion

                                            Being able to worship whomever and however you want is something many people don’t ever experience.

                                            5. Your Parents

                                            Even if they’re dysfunctional, they gave you life.

                                            6. Weekends

                                            There’s something magical about weekends.

                                            7.Having a Partner

                                            Being in a romantic relationship can teach you so much about the world and yourself.

                                            8. Pets

                                            Pets offer one of the best examples of unconditional love.

                                            9. Learning from Mistakes

                                            If we never made mistakes, we wouldn’t learn much so it is one of those things we should be thankful for.

                                            10. Opportunity to Get an Education

                                            The opportunity to attend school is something many people don’t have.


                                            11. Having a Home

                                            Whether you live in an apartment, a mansion, or a tent, having a place to call home is something to be thankful for.

                                            12. An Ability to Read

                                            If you’re reading this right now, you have a lot to be thankful for.

                                            13. Breathing Fresh Air

                                            Being able to step outside to breathe in fresh air is a good reminder how many little things we should be thankful for.

                                            14. A Bed to Sleep

                                            A bed is one of those things that’s easy to take for granted, until you don’t have one.

                                            15. Laughter

                                            Without laughter, the world would be a sad place.

                                            16. Safety and Security

                                            Being able to wake up without immense fear frees us up to really live life.

                                            17. Cars

                                            Without cars, it would take a lot longer to get our activities done.

                                            18. Sunshine

                                            The sun’s warmth can brighten any day.

                                            19. Time

                                            Although we often don’t think there’s enough of it, time is something we shouldn’t take for granted.

                                            20. Clean Water

                                            Many people on earth lack access to clean water.

                                            21. Cell Phones

                                            Cell phones make talking to loved ones easy.

                                            22. Love

                                            The world sure would be a different place if we lacked the ability to love.

                                            23. Books

                                            Books provide an opportunity to enter another world all from the comfort of your own home.


                                            24. Kindness of Strangers

                                            Never take the kindness of a stranger for granted.

                                            25. Campfires

                                            The simplicity of a campfire creates lifelong memories.

                                            26. Pain

                                            Without pain, it would be difficulty to appreciate life’s joys.

                                            27. Art

                                            The world would be less beautiful if art didn’t exist.

                                            28. Holidays

                                            Any reason to celebrate is something we should be thankful for.

                                            29. Freedom of Speech

                                            Being able to express your thoughts and feelings freely should never be taken for granted.

                                            30. Rainbows

                                            The beauty of a rainbow is unmatched.

                                            31. Tears

                                            Sometimes when there are no words to say, tears express how we feel for us.

                                            32. Waking up Today

                                            Simply waking up today means you have things to be thankful for.

                                            33. Indoor Plumbing

                                            Indoor plumbing not only provides convenience, it spares us from disease.

                                            34. Wisdom that Comes with Age

                                            Thankfully, we grow smarter over time.

                                            35. Mountains

                                            Mountains provide us with beauty and recreation.

                                            36. Eyesight

                                            Being able to see allows us to view the world’s beauty.


                                            37. Grocery Stores

                                            Grocery stores mean we don’t have to spend all of our time getting our own food.

                                            38. Sunsets

                                            Sunsets are a reminder that we should enjoy the simple things in life.

                                            39. Entertainment

                                            Entertainment gives us a way to relax and enjoy life.

                                            40. Your Mind

                                            Being able to think, remember, and solve problems sure makes life easier.

                                            41. Employment

                                            Even if you don’t like your job, being employed means someone thought you were special enough to hire.

                                            42. Diversity

                                            The world would be a boring place without diversity.

                                            43. Moon and Stars

                                            The moon and stars encourage us to dream.

                                            44. Electricity

                                            Electricity makes most of our chores efficient.

                                            45. Air Conditioning

                                            Staying cool on a hot day is something people wouldn’t have dreamed about in past centuries.

                                            46. Hearing

                                            Being able to hear your loved one’s voice is something that not everyone gets to do.

                                            47. Children

                                            Watching children laugh, grow, and dream can keep things in perspective.

                                            48. Ability to Learn

                                            The ability to learn new things means we have endless potential.

                                            49. People Willing to Teach

                                            Whether it’s your grandmother teaching you to knit or your plumber showing you how to prevent future problems, be grateful that others are willing to use their time and talents to teach you something new.


                                            50. Oceans

                                            The sea creatures in the ocean almost seem too mystical to be real.

                                            51. Modern Medicine

                                            Without advances in modern medicine, many of us wouldn’t be alive.

                                            52. Music

                                            Music brings out new emotions.

                                            53. Entrepreneurs

                                            Some of life’s best inventions resulted from an entrepreneur who was willing to take a risk.

                                            54. Warm Clothing

                                            On a cold day, there’s nothing more important than warm clothing.

                                            55. Freedom to Vote

                                            Being able to have a say in the laws should never be taken for granted.

                                            56. An Internet Connection

                                            It’s hard to believe how easy it is to take the internet for granted, seeing how none of us had just a couple of decades ago.

                                            57. Challenges

                                            Without challenges in life, we wouldn’t be the people we are now.

                                            58. Hiking Trails

                                            Hiking trails give us the chance to enjoy mother’s nature beauty.

                                            59. Vaccines

                                            Many of us wouldn’t be alive without today’s vaccinations.

                                            60. Armed Forces

                                            Our lives would likely be very different if we didn’t have protection from the armed forces.

                                            Realizing all the things you should be thankful for is the first step, practicing gratitude is what you should start doing:

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