Increasing Efforts To Fight Against Child Labor
Wednesday, June 13 2012 @ 03:15 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Increasing - Anderson said child labor statistics are reviewed weekly and although they maintain a similar performance to last year, the numbers continue to increase. She explained for the the children to be rescued by the NGO she manages, a teacher approaches the child search of basic information, subsequently used to contact their parents or guardians, and then provide guidance so they can attend a care center where they provide health, education, food and all the basics for their development.
The largest number of child workers can be found in the commercial area of David, who mostly sell things, from CDs, flowers, "stickers", calendars, food, or simply begging. Other regions are the highlands and agricultural areas Renacimiento, Boquete y Volcán.
Samy Quintero, the coordinator for the Eradication of Child Labor of the Ministry of Labor, said in the first six months of 2012 they say more than 70 children in work areas, but this increases during the holidays and when the children are not in school. He said sanctions are being applied to companies or people when they are seen using child labor for work not suitable for children, and in parallel there are other programs that intend to take the children out of the work environment so they can study. (Mi Diario)