DADDY DIARIES: Child labour or helping out?

Where exactly is the thin line between child labour and helping out? ILLUSTRATION | IGAH

What you need to know:

  • If you ask me, it is a grey area and the thin line remains blurred, probably because it is a concept we have adopted without understanding the intricate details
  • There exist instances where the boys’ abilities to make good husbands and leaders was judged by how well they performed seemingly difficult chores
  • One dictionary defines child labour as the employment of minors in an industry or business, especially when illegal or considered exploitative

On a hot summer day last year, I decided to take an outdoors walk and soak in some sun because for some reason my house is always cold regardless of the temperatures outside.


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