The project, titled “Child Labor in Antanarivo’s Brick Factories,” aims to shed light on the dire conditions faced by children who work in the brick factories on the outskirts of Antanarivo, the capital city of Madagascar. The area is characterized by a lack of proper infrastructure and limited access to basic services such as clean water and electricity. Many of the families working at the brick factory live in makeshift shelters in close proximity to the factory.
The children who work at the site are primarily engaged in manual labor, such as carrying heavy loads of clay and bricks, and operating machinery without proper safety training or equipment. They often work long hours, sometimes up to 12 hours a day, and are at high risk of injuries and accidents.
In addition to the physical hazards, the children also face emotional and psychological challenges as a result of their work. They have limited access to education and are often forced to drop out of school to work in the factory. This in turn limits their future opportunities and perpetuates the cycle of poverty for their families.
This project aims to address the specific issues of child labour and also the situation faced by the people working at this site, including lack of access to education, poor working conditions, and inadequate safety measures. The aim is to create awareness and activate more sustainable solutions that improve the lives of these children and their families.