Many children are forced to work under very harsh conditions in Pakistan to help support their families. The heads of household are paid according to the number of bricks produced. Hence, the children are being forced to work to maximize profit. These children do not want to work at the kilns, but feel like they must sacrifice for their families. In Pakistan 60% of brick kiln laborers are children. There are 11,000 brick kilns in Pakistan, 90% of them in rural areas.
1. Majority of the small children aged 7 to 12 go along with their parents on brick makers work on the brick kiln and make mud for making bricks. The whole family makes bricks and making one thousand bricks the family is given Rs.90 (which is less than one euro) and in order to make one thousand bricks the brick makers have to involve their small children. 2. The average family size of the brick makers is 6 to 7 family members. These brick makers do not use any family planning methods.
To establish 5 schools for providing basic education to 250 small brick makers children. Hiring 5 teachers and 5 helpers for imparting basic education to 250 small brick makers' children. Provision of books, uniforms and furniture to 250 brick makers' children for studies. Medical treatment will give to the children to save them from different diseases Hygiene education programs with children and their mother
In conclusion, these children sacrifice a lot to work in the brick kilns. They do not receive proper education; they are subjected to unhealthy working conditions, and are exposed to abuse and lack of care by the owners. The children have to live in small brick shacks with their entire family and work at the kilns for years at a time for low wages. It's time to make a difference and try to get these children educated and out of one of the many types of forced child labor: Brick kiln