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UGANDA: Pandemic forces Children into child labour

AFRICA
CHILD LABOUR   CHILDREN'S RIGHTS To Jane, 16, a resident of Bwologoma village in Bugiri district, life during the COVID-19 pandemic is tough.Jane lives with her grandmother. Her life flipped upside down when schools closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.Her grandmother could no longer afford much which forced her to go digging in people's gardens to get money for food for her and her grandmother."It's hard to meet basic needs in these times. During school time, my grandmother would pay for my lunch at school but now we have to toil to get food for home," she says.Jane has to engage in commercial businesses like digging for people, fetching water and of recent hawking pancakes in the trading centre every evening.Jane is one of those children in Uganda who have turned into lab...
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