In almost every major town and city begging is unfortunately, a big practice. In Wa, the regional capital of the Upper West Region, there is a group of boys who walk together begging for alms with large empty tomato tins strapped around their shoulders.
Concerted efforts to end begging for alms by children. Image credit - gbcghana
Written By Alex Blege - Although the World Day Against Child Labour is celebrated on June 12 every year, this year (2018) the International Labour Organisation, (ILO) is organising a joint campaign with the World Day for Safety and Health at Work which is celebrated on April 28 every year to create awareness and help end child labour in all forms as well as improve safety and health of young workers. Safety and health at work as well as child labour border on the human rights of young people across the globe. These two issues fall under Sustainable Development Goals Eight with a target which enjoins countries to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern day slavery and human trafficking, secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.