ACTIVISTS  2
People Who Changed the Children's World
Child labor cannot be ended without the support of everyone including the government and non-government organizations. Without these organizations, these children still continue to live a life of misery and social organizations are crucial to upholding the fundamental rights of children and monitoring labor violations. Governments must push themselves forward to enforce child labor laws with the immediate elimination of the most dangerous forms of child labor.
Kielberger was one of the youngest child labor activists. Although
he was only twenty-five years old, he already had a strong and a significant
goal. His goal was to help the children. He traveled from country to
country, from state to state to help. For example, he visited Asia and
from that he inspected the abusive child labor situations. This increased
his will to do something. He created his program, Free the Children
which focused on the issue of child labor and to encourage government
to be involved in solving the problem. Today his program has more than
10, 000 members and has raised more than $150,000 to buy necessarily
needs for children and provide them with free education.
Sources: Bureau of International Child Labor Affairs, Mirror Image, ILHS