Kids at Work, Out of School in Afghanistan

A quarter of Afghan children under 15 work. My name is Azizullah. I’m 12 and I’ve been weaving carpets for about seven years. There are 11 of us brothers and sisters and we earn our living through carpet weaving. Many are employed in jobs with hazardous working conditions. Working interferes with their education. There are schools but we don’t go to them. We make bricks here. The government of Afghanistan should prevent children from working in harmful circumstances. and protect these children’s right to education.

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