The work of the pupils, children, apprentices in cotton fields
More and more in my town I notice the massive transfer of children, pupils and apprentices to towns with strong cotton production.
I’m asking myself what can justify that a child, a pupil or an apprentice has to leave his parents, his school, his education center to end up in a cotton field, with inhuman conditions. The trip is really difficult. The meal is a mix of psychoactive drugs and stimulants.
They are drugged to work without rest, under the sun and receive little money.
I’ve been answered that the poverty is the reason for this mistreatment.
I can’t ever understand parents sitting still while their children are working.
I don’t understand why they have to be drugged like livestocks and work like oxen. Why the children’s rights here are violated by everyone? What are my community, the police, the ONG, the state doing? Why the children transfers in Nigeria and Baribas are allowed?
The children of the Toucountouna town are crying, help them.
This English translation has been possible thanks to the PerMondo project: Free translation of website and documents for non-profit organisations. A project managed by Mondo Agit. Translator: Justin Etienne and Sara Sanchez.