It's with great pride that I wanted to share with our blog readers a recent victory in India where 28 child laborers were rescued. ILRF has worked with BBA for years and years, most recently concerning the identification of child labor in the production of soccer balls. Learn more about child labor and soccer balls here.
You can find out more about the 28 rescued children here or read the press release from BBA below.
The youngest child rescued is a mere 7 year old. He, along with all other kids, used to work from 8 AM to 1AM in the night without any money or wages for the last one year. All rescued children have similar stories of being trafficked from Darbhanga, Bihar and being forced to work in harsh living and working conditions. Many children were found shivering as they were only in T shirts and many had no footwear. They lived and slept in the same room where they stitched leather purses and did embroidery.