In 2017, the International Labour Organisation, ILO, pegged over 168 million children as being engaged in child-labour across the globe, saying eighty-five million of them do hazardous work. The number of working children under the age of 14 in Nigeria is estimated at 15 million. A larger percentage are brought in at a very young age especially girls.
There tends to be a misconception of how child labour and trafficking works?
The first of two series, “Child For Rent” is a thought provoking programme which examines the african context which emboldens child labour, trafficking and abuse as well as the tripartite connections. the foster care system that fuels it.