I pity them...

@sharie16 (2213)
Philippines
September 26, 2008 3:03am CST
I saw a lot in the market, childrens who are forced to work due to their living, but i really pity them that a their young age they were working...seeling candies, platic bags, flowers, selling foods on street, etc...and these children are from ages 6 and above...I don't know if there are such thing in your country like that... I don't know if whose to blame about these, if the parents or the government...What do you think on that? In as much as im concerned, seeing these childrens suffering hard works at early age, I sometimes buy them food, a bread or whatever that in little ways i know i did help...So how bout you, what do you usually do when you see childrens working at early age?Care to share your thoughts? Happy mylotting!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
28 Sep 08
There isn't much scenarios like this in singapore, and it's hardly seen because it's illegal in singapore ^_^ But i have seen alot of such cases in malaysia and esepcially in thailand.. SOme of them i believe are real cases whereby they really need to make a living, while some, they are fake.. SOme are taken taken away from their parents at a young age, and being forced by a syndicate to work against their own choice.. I have seen alot of them and yes, i do really pity them, and sometimes i will even hestitae if i should buy anything from them, because even though i buy, the money will not be for sure, instead it's for the syndicate behind the scenes.. But thinking of the poor children whom might be beaten up for not selling anything, i will buy it from them in the end ^_^
@chengbeb (285)
• Philippines
26 Sep 08
We all know that love and care starts at home. I believe that parents are to blame. If they work hard in the first place then they shouldn't be asking their children to work. It is a pity to see this kids at a very young age working for a living and it's not fair or right at all. Every holiday season, I'd give gifts to the street children. I would go out on the street and give them small bags with food and clothing. I'd usually budget this all throughout the year so come christmas I have a little bit more to give.
• India
26 Sep 08
It is really disturbing to see that even today, there is lot of poverty. The RWA of my area have taken an initiative to help the unlucky ones of the society. Every month we donate something (like money or clothes) and then it goes to the poor children who are common in my country. I feel that we should blame the governments for this, as the parents would have done their best, if they could afford it. For what are we paying taxes? Even though child labor is banned in my country, many children are found selling various things. No one is there to implement the laws. I can just hope that in the near future, all these miseries would be taken care of.......
@icegermany (2524)
• India
26 Sep 08
its very kind but i think child employment is prohibited in our country india but still we could find a children working and even i feel pity on them, at the age of study and play they need to do work. i really blame the parents that if they cant bringup the childrens then why they need to have them and just leave them to struggle. i can understand even i help some but we cant help whole lot, only a few we are able to help but what about the rest. i think there are many orphanages where they should have been left and it was the proper place but some people use those childrens for their living and we could not do anything more instead can only see and only help a few.
@lishiwei (1553)
• China
26 Sep 08
It's also like that in our country!I think there is no wrong of their parents.The children above 6 are old enough to walk and they should have this kind of practise.