Child Labor in Africa
Child Labor is a big problem in this world, millions of children are put to work in dangerous locations
and are put in unhealthy conditions.
Out of all the places in the world, 28% of child laboring occurs in Africa. Children from ages 5-14
are involved in working, some to make money for their family, and some to live.
Most girls work as housemaids or in the market, some are treated as slaves and work all day and night peddling
goods for marketing or caring for the young. Some of them were also threatened and psychologically abused,
including death threats and warnings that they would never see their parents again.
Most child laborers in Africa are working in agriculture at Nigeria in
the cocoa fields. Nearly half of the chocolate produced in the United States come from the cocoa that the
labors harvested. The human rights watch has interviewed boy and girl child labors from Nigeria about what
they do. Though some children escaped, they still end up living on the streets or pleading to sleep at the
home of strangers. Others volunteering to work after the pleading of their parents to escape their severe
Young Togolese boys couldn't afford to pay the school fees and then agreed to do agricultural work
in Nigeria. They would work up till
thirteen hours of work a day, cutting brushes, planting seeds, or plowing dirt. They've be free in about
eight months to two years! They been given a bicycle when they've been let go, and were told to use it to peddle
home. Some kids were able to return home, but they've been paid at minimum wage and are in and unhealthy