“We live with the other families on the big farm. Mum and Dad and my older brother (he’s 14) leave early in the morning and work hard all day with all the others. So I stay here because I have to take care of my younger sister and our baby brother. I really want to go to school but it’s too far and there’s no one else to look after the little ones all day. Next year, when I’m eleven, my dad says I can start work too and my little sister can take over my job and look after our baby brother.”
Children, born to parents who are landless, living in extreme poverty and without the rights of citizenship, have very little hope of finding a way out of the extreme difficulties that they face. We work to help children pursue pathways that will lead them out of these circumstances and enable them to take up opportunities in education, employment and life that is their right.