Child Labour In Cambodia - Riverside Secondary School

By: Farah & Evan
The most common causes of child labour is poverty
Mostly the more of the poor countries have child labour, and the
children go to slavery to survive, and help them have food and water
but sometimes they cannot even afford them even after how much
they work.
Education is also a big reason why there’s child labour because not a
lot of people can afford it in certain countries, mostly in remote rural
If the parents cannot afford for their children to go to school or
parents see no value in education, children are sent to work. child
labour is not accidental.
The employers choose to hire the “children” more than the adults
because they are cheaper than their adult counterparts.
Fifty-two percent of children aged seven to fourteen-years, or
more than one-million-four hundred thousand Cambodian
children work.
The children spend more than twenty hours a week working.
A major problem is HIV/AIDS, especially in Africa.
Millions of children on this continent have to care for their sick
parents or are orphaned as a result of the AIDS. They are left with
little choice but to work if there is no help or care for them.
When Ros Pagna was only 11 years old, she began working in a garment
factory in Phnom Penh. The oldest of five siblings, Pagna left school at
Grade 6, and using a fake ID, she got a job alongside her mother. Having
learned how to use a sewing machine at a young age, Pagna was a skilled
sticher and sewing t-shirts came easily to her. “My supervisor liked me
and I was so happy to be earning money to help my family,” she says. On
pay day, Pagna gave all of earnings, ranging from $60–$90, to her
grandmother. “It was very difficult because we did not have much money
and our family had no land.” When her grandmother became sick, it was
the money that Pagna earned from working at the factory that helped pay
for her medicine. Days began very early, and before even setting out for
the factory on her bicycle, Pagna would go to the market and bring home
fresh fish for her grandmother to sell. At home, Pagna and her family—
including her four siblings, her mother and grandmother—all lived in a
one-room rental in Phnom Penh. "Pagna’s Story.
: Life after Work as a Child Labourer." Better Factories Cambodia RSS. Web.
21 Nov. 2014. <>.
Fifty-two percent of children aged seven to fourteen-years, or more than
one-million-four hundred thousand Cambodian children work. The
children spend more than twenty hours a week working.
75% of these children work in hazardous conditions.
In Cambodia poverty is really common and is the main reason for the
child labor,
And the cycle of the poor keeps going on because kids are forced to work
and to support their family.
The children also couldn’t be able to leave poverty, they had absolute no control
over anything.
But child labour in Cambodia isn’t as bad as it is in other countries because the
children aren’t beaten or tortured by the owners.
The children suffer from lung problems, 3rd degree burns, eye infections and
injury from machinery's
They suffer stunted physical growth carrying up to 40kg of salt for miles everyday.
The average Cambodian adult works for $1 a day, while the average child works
for 25 cents/
Industrial Revolution
Child Labour Today
Happened in England
Children work in mines
Were forced to work six days a
week, from six in the morning
to seven at night.
Children worked at a young age
Happening in Eritrea, Somalia,
Congo, Myanmar, Sudan,
Afghanistan, Pakistan,
Cambodia, Yemen, Burundi and
Children worked in water
powered cotton mines which
were poorly ventilated
Children were ordered to move
between machinery because
adults couldn’t fit to fix broken
Children dipped matches into
phosphorous. This chemical
caused the children's teeth to rot
later in life. Some died from the
long-term effects of breathing
Owners forced them to work
long hours and got low wages
for their work.
Working conditions were very
unhealthy and dirty.
The air is not safe to breath in
Couldn’t go to school and get
Dangerous jobs are
•Working with dangerous
chemicals in factories
•working in mines
•selling drugs
•fighting in conflict areas
•working on plantations in hot
An estimate of 5.7 million children are forced to work in factories, and
fields all over the world. Many people think slavery ended after the Civil
War, but, tragically, there are more slaves today than at any point in
human history.
Don’t have children if your not able to take care for them, and pay for
schooling and food .school is a major problem because not a lot of parents
cant pay for school if their was no cost to school all the children would go
to school and learn not work, witch means no child labor.
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