Child Labor in Ghana
By: Kendall, Hannah, Ashley, and Emma
Where is it? What geographic features are near it? What is it like there?
Why do they have child labor?
Child Labor is kids that work in industries or business in harsh and brutal conditions that is non-human like. These kids can be from 9 to 17 year old working about 12 to 17 hours a day for very little pay. Why is this Happening? This is because Ghana has a large spread of poverty so families are very poor, because of this children are in need of money. Also, the government is lacking the protection of child labor. In this video it shows that kids from 11 to 15 with machetes cutting fruit off a tree. This is very dangerous and can easily be harmful to them. These jobs are only some of the jobs they have to do in child labor. Is there hope or help? In this very harsh situation I would definitely hope people can help these kids in Ghana so they don't have to be abused with work everyday with Injuries and illnesses. Should the US help? US should help because although it would be a lot of work and money being into this cause, they would be not only helping kids and families out but they would be saving their lives. In this conflict I see the situation getting better if the government or some society takes control, if not things might get worse.