In Their Own Words: Former Child Laborers Speak Out
Samsur Mohamad is 13 years old and was once a victim of child labor in India. He, along with his brothers, worked collecting garbage.
Puran Banjara is 14 years old and worked in forced labor at a stone quarry.
Their one wish?
Samsur says, "If children don’t get a proper education, many poor people will remain poor and their children will be used as bondage laborers. I want all the bondage laborers to be freed and provided with an education."
There are 218 million child laborers in the world today.