According to International Labour Organisation, there are 152 million child labourers globally, of which 73 million are engaged in hazardous labour. The impacts are wide-reaching and devastating, including physical and emotional trauma, the separation of families, and self-perpetuating cycles of exploitation and marginalisation that can adversely affect communities for generations.
We are proud to have partnered with the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support their work with children rescued from forced labour, trafficking and other forms of exploitation.
Together, we’ve created the “A Brighter Future” series: four animated films that will support children at centres run by the Foundation’s partners, helping them make positive steps towards the future.
The animations focus on former child-labourers, Ajay and Priya, and feature important messages around overcoming past trauma, rediscovering childhood, learning to play with others, self-care, equality and the importance of education as one of the most fundamental tools in breaking cycles of exploitation.
“Millions of children around the world find it impossible to escape the bondage of hard and unremitting labour depriving them of their childhood, their potential and their dignity. At Medical Aid Films we are immensely proud and honoured to have joined hands with Noble Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi in partnership with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in the production of this film featuring some serious global challenges around child labour, child slavery and child trafficking.Nayan Patel, Patron of Medical Aid Films
The film being launched on World Children’s Day is expected to have a far reaching impact globally in highlighting the scourge of child labour and poverty that must be eradicated”.