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Mica Mine Tunnels To Geneva – A Child Laborer’s Inspiring Journey

In Human Rights, India on June 11, 2009 at 3:59 pm
Mohammed Ansari, 14, mine worker

Mohammed Ansari, 14, mine worker

Mohammed’s young hands have already seen a lifetime of hard labor in northern India’s mostly illegal mica mines. The Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save Our Childhood) convinced his parents to let him get educated.  After a year in a rehabilitation center he was then sent, along with four other boys, to a vocational training centre to train in welding and carpentry. He now attends the Sohtana High School. While securing good grades, Mohammed also managed to convince eight other families to get their kids to school.

Mohammed will address the International Labor  Conference in Geneva on Friday June 12, the World Day against child labor.

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