IKEA Foundation tackles child labor in India’s cotton communities; long-term holistic approach addresses social, cultural and economic influences
Ten-year-old Tejas was forced to leave school and work in the cotton fields in India alongside his parents to supplement the family’s US $1.67 a day earnings. “It’s very difficult to work in cotton fields,” says Tejas. “My back ached every day. I feared that snakes or spiders would bite me. I wished I could study. My friends used to ask me to go to school with them. I had to work.” (more…)
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