The Ongoing Use of Child Labor in Pakistan is an Evident Barrier to Education: A Predominant Reality Hindering the Development of the Countryby Zeenish Nasir
A massive barrier to girls' education is full time work at an early age. And when I say full-time work, I mean household chores at someone else's house. And when I say early age, I mean as young as 5. At the age of 5, many girls are excited. Some are excited thinking about their future in school. Will they fit in? Will they like the teachers? What will they be doing all day that now they have to spend 8 hours at this institution their parents are singing praises of? Some are excited for the social life. Will I make friends? Will I be invited to birthday parties?