At the moment, girls in India are making bricks in the 40 degrees heat for house and are carrying them on their backs for up to as 10 miles to their destination.
Also, at this same moment, children in Thailand are working in factories doing the same repetitive and tedious job all day long while dreaming of having the privilege to be educated.
We are here today to fight against the worst form of child labour.
Our opposite party might say that the role of children in child labour is essential to a family's economy. Many people in favor of child labour say that without children helping their parents in farms for example, the family will not be able to harvest the food in time resulting in starvation in wintertime and possible death.
Those in favour of child labour ask us: as we protest against child labour, do we realize that millions of families would die of starvation ? This is why, those against child labour now fight against the worst forms of child labour.
I believe that children should have the right to go to school and be properly educated. Don't you ?
I believe that children should have the right to stop working when their work is unnecessary to their family's welfare. Don't you agree ?
As one observer says: "We worry about what a child will become tomorrow , yet we forget that he or she is someone today." I believe that childhood is one of the most important stage of life. It is a time that is precious, a child should grow up in innocence and should not be working.
Someone once said: " All things are difficult before they are easy." Yes, stopping the worst form of child labour will be difficult at first but with your help, we can make a difference ! I personally believe that a person with hope and courage can change the world !
Martin Luther King said: " All labour that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Our work to stop child labour will and can uplift humanity and change the lives of millions of children who work in the most horrific conditions.
I believe that, together; we can change the world. But to do so, we will need help. We will need help to free the millions of children who suffer from the worst form of child labour.
So join us, today, in the struggle to stop child labour !