CChild labour rate drops to 1.1 percent hildren under “we act for hope” care celebrating the African child day
‘We act for hope’ project has commended the government for the effort put in reducing child labour which has fallen from 11 percent to 1.1 percent.
This was revealed on June 16th 2013 during the event to mark African child day held in Kigali city.
During the event, Felicite Rwemarika, director of ‘we act for hope’ project said that parents should be sensitized on fighting against hard labour children are exposed to.
She adds that as a project that cares for the children, ‘we act for hope’ should strive to continue the fight against child labour.
Child labour rate drops to 1.1 percent
Felicite Rwemarika, director of “We act for hope” project that cares for the children living with HIV/AIDS
Some of the children participants told the reporter that some children are still exposed to the hard labour especially children in foster homes by raised by close relatives.
Like her fellow children, Emile Nshimiyimana revealed that she was violated after losing her parents at 9 years of age.
“After I was orphaned, I joined one of my relatives’ families but couldn’t stay there for long due to hard labour,” she laments.
The government of Rwanda in partnership with children projects has fought child labour that was 11 percent in 2008 and its reducing tremendously.

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