School children in Obang
Family labour is used for production purposes and is often an economic necessity. The family assists in the cultivation and harvesting process but, as this website shows, this is part of a cooperative effort that also places a very important emphasis on education.
|Child labour is any economic activity performed by a person under the age of 15 years. However, not all work is considered harmful to or exploitative of children. Child labour
is defined as work that prevents children from attending and participating effectively
in school or is performed by children under hazardous conditions that place
their healthy physical, intellectual, or moral development at risk.|
International Labor organisation Convention 138