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Child labor awareness on Labor Day

Roshni Homes Trust in collaboration with GIFT University organized a social dialogue on “Perspective of Child Labor and State’s Efforts” on 1st may 2017 on the occasion of Labor Day. The event was aimed to discuss the perspective of child labor and the government involvement for its eradication. More than 36 participants attended this session. This was also the first time that the children of Roshni Homes were also present in the event to celebrate and learn about Labor Day.

The guest for this event included Mr. Zaighuam Abbas Mazher( Divisional Director Labour), Ms. Muqaddas Firdous(DM-IP), Mr. Moazzam Rauf Mughal(Politician), Ms. Umme Laila( Manager President Office, Gift University), Mr. Ilyas Mir(Director Admin, Palm Enclave), Ms. Qamar Sultana( Ex. Principal FC College) and others.

The attendees were informed about the purpose and history of Labor Day and its importance.  They were also given the presentation on integrated projects of the department to address the issue. There was an interactive environment where the participants openly discussed on the topic of child labor.

A number of recommendations were drafted in this event to decrease the epidemic of child labor. The most significant recommendation was to amend and clear any ambiguity child labor laws. It was also suggested to not issue registration certificates to employers or managers until they support child labor education another proposal was to make it compulsory to teach at least one poor child for every passed out bachelor in order to obtain his/her degree. The use of social media to increase awareness about child labor was also discussed.

The session ended with a child labor song specially designed for the participants on this event.

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