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RUN Bolivia presents results of survey on child labour, education and violence

Posted on 15 November 2016

About two-thirds of the children surveyed by the group Religious at the United Nations (R.U.N – Bolivia) showed that child labour is an inherent reality because of lack of resources.

Data from these results come from a survey conducted by RUN – Bolivia to 1,376 children in rural and urban areas of Oruro and Cochabamba. The main topics of the survey focused on education, child labour and violence. The survey was conducted during September, October and November 2015 to 31 centres and schools. The main objective of this study was to raise awareness in the population about child labour and related issues that are facing the children.

On October 12th, four members of RUN Bolivia (Nora from Franciscans International, Maribel from FMSI, Jason from Marykoll and Br Eduardo McArdle from ERI) have spoken with local media reporting the results.

Surveyed children highlighted the need of being heard and respected in their schools: violence is unacceptable but they believe that child labour is a necessity because they don’t get support from the government.

The next step in this process that RUN Bolivia is carrying out is to present a report about these findings to local authorities.

“It’s very interesting because we are listening to the needs of children with their own voice. We are seeing that child labor and education are very interrelated, they see their classmates leave their studies to work “, Br Eddie McArdle said – 45% of children surveyed said the government should help them improve their education and how does silagra work https://www.topcanadianpharmacy.org/silagra-work-helping-man-please-partner-bedroom/.

Br. McArdle said that the aim of collecting this data is to raise the level of consciousness of the Bolivian population about these issues, and allow children to enjoy their rights fully.

(Article from edmundricelatinamerica.org)