A mural for a moral: Children paint to make a point on Child labour

On a bright and sunny Saturday, CRY volunteers came together to paint the walls of Hosur Road in a myriad hue of colours to raise awareness on child labour.


 

CRY message on the wall 1

On a bright and sunny Saturday in the month of May, CRY volunteers came together to paint the walls of Hosur Road in a myriad hue of colours!

 

CRY message on the wall 2

With tins of paint and paintbrushes in hand, over 20 CRY volunteers gave a vivid makeover to the paan-stained, brown-grey walls.

 

CRY message on the wall 3

The objective was simple – to raise awareness on child labour and Vaibav, a CRY volunteer, saw merit to this activity. He said, “People will look at it and think about it. I think this is a very good way of communicating a message on education.”

 

CRY message on the wall 4

Not many know that there are 10.1 million child labourers in India and Karnataka has around 8 lakh child labourers. And these are just the numbers that we know of; many others simply fall off the radar of secondary statistics.

 

CRY message on the wall 5

The message was clear – ‘Send them to school, not work’. Anti-Child Labour Day falls on June 12th and this activity was a part of CRY’s awareness campaign against child labour.

Read more about the latest proposed amendments to the Child Labour Law here: How legalizing child work may impact the future of millions of children.

Written by-Sumaiya Pallak , CRY intern and a student of communications from St Joseph’s College

Photos courtesy: Anand Bharti and Mejo Anto


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CRY - Child Rights and You is an Indian NGO that believes in every child's right to a childhood - to live, learn, grow and play. For over 30 years, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities to ensure Lasting Change in the lives of more than 2,000,000 underprivileged children, across 23 states in India. For more information please visit us at: www.cry.org more

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  ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CRY - Child Rights and You is an Indian NGO that believes in every child's right to a childhood - to live, learn, grow and play. For over 30 years, CRY and its 200 partner NGOs have worked with parents and communities to ensure Lasting Change in the lives of more than 2,000,000 underprivileged children, across 23 states in India. For more information please visit us at: www.cry.org more

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