Millions of children have to work instead of going to school. Most of the time they work to help their families buy enough food to eat. Many kids who work don't learn how to read or write and can't get good jobs when they get older. Here are some jobs kids do around the world:
These kids often work with dangerous chemicals and get burned or sick.
These kids cut their skin breaking heavy rocks all day in the hot sun and breathe in harmful dust.
These kids sift through garbage dumps to find recyclables to sell. Chemicals can burn their skin or start fires, rusted trash could cut them, and heavy trash could fall on them.
These kids hang around on dangerous busy streets, selling gum, food or other small items to make just pennies a day.