Poverty stricken father seeking child’s help in performing traditional Rajasthani music and dance, is helpi...
Poverty stricken father seeking child’s help in performing traditional Rajasthani music and dance, is helping hand to father to meet house hold expenses and sending child to education.
Child’s father explains as they are very poor with the burden to marry-away 6 sisters and feed family. He performs traditional dance and music in restaurants and traditional celebrations. Normally, he earns 40 to 50 US$ a week, he says “Is not enough to feed family. What to do when I do have education and knowledge of other earning means.” This child goes to school in the morning studying in 2nd standard, after school study and little homework participates in parent’s profession, Is this called a child labor?
ILO defines “Not all work done by children should be classified as child labor that is to be targeted for elimination. Children’s or adolescents’ participation in work that does not affect their health and personal development or interfere with their schooling is generally regarded as being something positive. This includes activities such as helping their parents around the home, assisting in a family business or earning pocket money outside school hours and during school holidays. These kinds of activities contribute to children’s development and to the welfare of their families; they provide them with skills and experience, and help to prepare them to be productive members of society during their adult life.”